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Create a Message Box in Calculated Field

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Luman, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Luman

    Luman
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    Hi,
    I would appreciate any help in this area.
    I have designed a form which creates mixes for specific colors.
    Each color type has a percentage recorded to create the mix.
    I have added a calculated field at the bottom of the form to total the
    percentages.
    It all adds well and works perfect.
    What I am trying to do is, have a message box WARNING! if the total
    percentages do not equal 100%
    I have tried the Validation Rule and Validation Text and it does not seem to
    work.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks for your time!
    Luman
     
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    Kernow Girl

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    Hi Luman - put an Unbound Text box on your form and (assuming your calculated
    field is call Total Percentage ) enter the following =iif([Total
    Percentage]=100,"","WARNING!")
    Depending on how you entered you percentage you may need to say = 100%

    HTH - Dika
    "Luman" wrote:

    > Hi,
    > I would appreciate any help in this area.
    > I have designed a form which creates mixes for specific colors.
    > Each color type has a percentage recorded to create the mix.
    > I have added a calculated field at the bottom of the form to total the
    > percentages.
    > It all adds well and works perfect.
    > What I am trying to do is, have a message box WARNING! if the total
    > percentages do not equal 100%
    > I have tried the Validation Rule and Validation Text and it does not seem to
    > work.
    > Any suggestions?
    > Thanks for your time!
    > Luman
    >
     
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