Re: Quick Question - If Calculation funtion Syntax - 05-16-2012 , 06:11 AM
Well thanks for your help Martin - of course I tested it - just a lot
of fields and factors going on. I like to get clarification from the
helpful FM community sometimes.
Re: Quick Question - If Calculation funtion Syntax - 05-21-2012 , 01:18 PM
The reason why I was asking is because I'm trying to use an If
calculation function in calculation fields where result is text. You
confirmed what I thought was true above, so I don't understand why it
is not working:
My calculation is the following for each respective field: Field1:
Field3: If(If(ABorC3="A";PartsUsed3) etc etc up to field 17
However at the moment even if one of fields with a pop up menu ABorC
is not equal to A but is actually equal to B or C the parts used field
is still the result whereas I'd actually want it to be blank if the
value is B or C and only show the value if it applies to A and A is
true for the relevant ABorC field.
Can anyone think why this is? I'm stumped so far!
Re: Quick Question - If Calculation funtion Syntax - 05-21-2012 , 03:39 PM
"Martin?rautmann" <t-usenet (AT) gmx (DOT) net> schreef in bericht
news:slrnjrl29a.2v8.t-usenet (AT) ID-685 (DOT) user.individual.de...
Not quite an answer, but you also might think about restructuring your data.
It seems like are are repeating the same action 17 times for almost the same
And what if within an month or so an other 4 ABorC fields are needed?
Are you then going to make 4 more fields, and 4 more calc fields?
it seems to me that PartsUsed should be a table of its own.
Then the main table should be joined many-to-may to the PartsUsed table.
It is then not only possible to create an occurrence based on ABorC, but the
contents of your fields are directly visible through a portal.
And you can add as many as needed without creating all these fields.
It will need some more work then explained here, I just wanted to make the
point that repetitive work should not be done by the human, but by the
Keep well, Ursus
Re: Quick Question - If Calculation funtion Syntax - 05-21-2012 , 04:05 PM
<36681ad8-c916-46d1-b352-e6f7207ff850 (AT) b26g2000vbt (DOT) googlegroups.com>,
JayBee <Jennifer_Beecroft (AT) hotmail (DOT) com> wrote:
If (ABorC1="A"; PartsUsed1; "")
Also make sure the Calculation Field is set to NOT be stored and TO
calculate when the source fields are empty.
Helpful Harry )
Re: Quick Question - If Calculation funtion Syntax - 06-10-2012 , 04:53 AM
Thanks for everybody suggestions. As i was running back through my
work and looking at suggestions - I realised it was blatnatly my
fault. I made a stupid mistake. Copying and pasting the calculation
from one field to another is fine......As long as you remember to
change the important parts in the copied text... :-/. Sorry , a
simple mistake on my part that was easily fixed once I realised what
it was ... BUT a little bit embarassing.
Because I'd only been changing the second field name PartsUsed2,
PartsUsed2 etc in the respective calculation fields, but I'd forgotten
to change the ABorC field names to 2, 3 etc, it was looking in ABorC1
field for all of the results.....
Really sorry about this.