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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by H2OBOWL, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. H2OBOWL

    H2OBOWL
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    I have a report that uses a query to display deposit and withdrawal amounts
    from a table. I'm trying to get the report to calculate the balance at the
    bottom, but using =Sum([Deposits]-[Withdrawals]) it just returns incorrect
    amounts. What am I doing wrong?
    Thank you.
     
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  3. Debra Farnham

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    When you say "bottom", do you mean you have placed it in the report footer?

    Debra

    "H2OBOWL" <H2OBOWL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FE8232F0-9720-4C45-BBDD-0B4050B3A544@microsoft.com...
    >I have a report that uses a query to display deposit and withdrawal amounts
    > from a table. I'm trying to get the report to calculate the balance at
    > the
    > bottom, but using =Sum([Deposits]-[Withdrawals]) it just returns incorrect
    > amounts. What am I doing wrong?
    > Thank you.
     
  4. H2OBOWL

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    Yes, I made that mistake earlier, but it is definitley in the report footer.
    The individual totals for withdrawal and deposits work correctly
    =Sum([Withdrawals])
    and
    =Sum([Deposts])
    but it fails to subtract withdrawals from deposits and show the balance
    using the syntax above.
     
  5. Debra Farnham

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    I'm thinking you want

    =Sum([Withdrawals]) - Sum([Deposits])


    "H2OBOWL" <H2OBOWL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:AFA52743-1E65-425A-BCC1-B0E51C2B92BA@microsoft.com...
    > Yes, I made that mistake earlier, but it is definitley in the report
    > footer.
    > The individual totals for withdrawal and deposits work correctly
    > =Sum([Withdrawals])
    > and
    > =Sum([Deposts])
    > but it fails to subtract withdrawals from deposits and show the balance
    > using the syntax above.
     
  6. Debra Farnham

    Debra Farnham
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    Oops ... think I got that a little backwards

    =sum([Deposits]) - Sum([Withdrawals])


    "Debra Farnham" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:Ob3D$QToGHA.4292@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > I'm thinking you want
    >
    > =Sum([Withdrawals]) - Sum([Deposits])
    >
    >
    > "H2OBOWL" <H2OBOWL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:AFA52743-1E65-425A-BCC1-B0E51C2B92BA@microsoft.com...
    >> Yes, I made that mistake earlier, but it is definitley in the report
    >> footer.
    >> The individual totals for withdrawal and deposits work correctly
    >> =Sum([Withdrawals])
    >> and
    >> =Sum([Deposts])
    >> but it fails to subtract withdrawals from deposits and show the balance
    >> using the syntax above.

    >
    >
     
  7. H2OBOWL

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    Thank you!
     
  8. Steve Schapel

    Steve Schapel
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    Or...
    =Sum(Nz([Deposits],0)-Nz([Withdrawals],0))

    --
    Steve Schapel, Microsoft Access MVP

    Debra Farnham wrote:
    > Oops ... think I got that a little backwards
    >
    > =sum([Deposits]) - Sum([Withdrawals])
    >
     

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