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ACT! Calculated field for reporting

Posted by: James

Date: March 02, 2008 01:06AM

Hi.
Does Abacus addon run automatically or do you have to invoke it yourself?

For example. If you have a calculated field which multiplies the contents of textboxa and textboxb, does the calculated field get automatically updated when either textbox a or b are changed (ie on unfocus, etc)

Are the calculated values stored within the database?

For example, we want to have 3 field, one a numeric, one a currency, one a total price. Total price = the numeric field * the currency field. Is this saved in the Act database?
I was wandering about this because we need to use the calculated field for reporting.

Thanks
James

Re: ACT! Calculated field for reporting

Posted by: Admin

Date: July 21, 2008 02:40AM

By default Abacus addon run automatically, so the calculated field get automatically
updated when either textbox a or b are changed.

But you can switch automatic calculations off for some fields ( if you want ) and run calculations in those fields manually.

Formulas are stored in the Act database.


James Wrote:
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> Hi.
> Does Abacus addon run automatically or do you have
> to invoke it yourself?
>
> For example. If you have a calculated field which
> multiplies the contents of textboxa and textboxb,
> does the calculated field get automatically
> updated when either textbox a or b are changed (ie
> on unfocus, etc)
>
> Are the calculated values stored within the
> database?
>
> For example, we want to have 3 field, one a
> numeric, one a currency, one a total price. Total
> price = the numeric field * the currency field. Is
> this saved in the Act database?
> I was wandering about this because we need to use
> the calculated field for reporting.
>
> Thanks
> James

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