Howto questions
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Is it possible to add comments when writing a long formula?
In most languages you can add comments that does not affect the code or formula. Out of habit I tried to use ' but that didn't seem to work. Does trackvia allow for this kind of thing and if so what is the symbol or text?
E.g.
If({Field} = 1, A + B, A + C)
'comments about above statement
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We use TrackVia as a check register, and need a warning message that says "Are you sure you want to allow Sum of Balance value to change?"
We use TrackVia as a check register, and need a warning message that says "Are you sure you want to allow Sum of Balance value to change?"
1 vote 
API and Calculated text field
Hi we have a table that has calcualated fields, we are importing data into the table via API but the calculated fields are not calculating? Does anyone have an easy fix
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Show a calculated date only using WEEK days
Show a calculated date only using week days, so two days from Thursday would show the Monday's date, so today is Thursday the 13th July 2017, I want to show the calculation of two additional week days, so present Monday 17th July 2017
1 vote 
can any one help me Calculate working weekdays?
I am trying to calculate the number of working weekdays from two dates, at the moment it is giving me the full 7 days per week.
1 vote 
Count the number of child records with specific data in a field
I have child records with "Available" as a field. I want to count the number of records that contain "Yes" in that field and ignore the rest.
1 vote 
1 vote

How do I calculate the sum of a column so that I can then use that to determine the percentage of the total for a given value?
For example I want to show the percentage of total sales by store, salesperson etc.
Everything I have tried so far just returns 100% as it is only doing the calculation on a row by row basis rather than using the column total.1 vote 
Calculate Remaining Balance
I have a view where I can see a client's Total Cost, Deposit they paid and their Remaining Balance (I have Balance set with the formula Total Cost  Deposit.) When a client wants to make a partial payment, how can I do that and have the Remaining Balance calculate that?
1 vote 
autogenerate a record in a parent table using the latest value introduced on the child table?
I have different prices per product and I want that on the product table the final price would be the lastest price introduce in the price table )child to product)
5 votes 
calculate the total amount from a column, not a count of what is showing information?
I would like to be able to calculate a total in a column, i.e. column shows amount of Disposition, would like a sum at the bottom showing the total of all those claims.
1 vote 
Is there a maximum number of IF statements I can nest?
I ask this because when I go to save the calculated field a dialog box appears stating: "We've had a minor problem. We can't tell if your request completed. Please click OK below to refresh your browser." Prior to this dialog box appearing, however, a string of text appears (stating: "Large tables usually save in under a minute. Feel free to leave this page, we'll let you know when this is saved") atop the whited out page as the calculated field is saved  see attachment "Problem with IF Statement."
Also, once I paste the copied IF statement formula into…
1 vote 
Calculating Task Completion Time
I am looking for a way to capture how long it takes a user to create a record.
Does TrackVia stamp when a Form is opened? If so, then I can use this value in a datedif formula against the record Create Date/Time to see how long it took to open the form, key in the information, and click Save.1 vote 
Auotnumber and Text in calculated text
Can anyone please explain why this calculated text field formula works when Historic Order Number has a value but not when it's blank. I'm guessing it's something to do with the fact that Historic Order number is a text field whereas Order Number is an autonumber, however I can't find a to string function.
IF({Factory}="Toplink", "TLKNZ", IF({Factory}="Playmore", "PKNZ", IF({Factory}="Colaro", "CKNZ", IF({Factory}="Vithal", "VKNZ", "")))) & IF({Historic Order Number}="", {Order Number}, {Historic Order Number})
3 votes 
Calculating Duration of Time
Is there a way to calculate Time, (not Base10 numbers)?
I have a user who tracks Total Run Time (TRT) for TV Programming, and we need to sum/add the durations of multiple TRT's in the format of HH:MM:SS (Base 60).
4 votes 
Day of the Year
Is there a formula to calculate the day of the year?
Example: Today, 3/18/2015 is the 77th day of 2015.0 votes 
1 vote

Use Regular Expression in Contains() or Snip()
It would be really great to be able to match a pattern of text with regular expression in contains() and snip()
For example, If I have a URL http://www.google.com/account/gmail/532905jfkdsa and http://www.google.com/account/maps/5723utiregmailfjdk
If you use IF(contains("gmail",{url}),"Gmail","other")
It will return gmail for both because both contain gmail even though I am only looking for /account/gmail.
If I wanted to just find the account number (in this example) I could use something like /(\d+\w+)/g
1 vote
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