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  1. 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)

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  2. 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.

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  3. Calculating Duration of Time

    Is there a way to calculate Time, (not Base-10 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).

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  4. Count working hours

    I need to count working hours in the range defined by "Start" and "End" fields. Both fields are Date and Time format. The working day lasts from 7 AM till 3:30 PM. I need to count time only from this range. Overtime and weekends should not be included. I can start and end work any day at any time.
    weekdays() function counts only days, datedif() function includes all 24 hours and weekends.
    Any ideas?

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  5. 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})

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  6. 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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  7. can any one help me Calculate working week-days?

    I am trying to calculate the number of working week-days from two dates, at the moment it is giving me the full 7 days per week.

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  8. 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

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  11. 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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  12. 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.

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  13. 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?"

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  14. sum a specific column when the child record is in a specific location

    I have a table where users can select a parent record in more than one location. For example, a child table, "work order" contains both "Service 1", and "Service 2" links to the "services" table. Each linked service has an associated quantity column in the "work order" table. I have tried using the sum function in the "services" table to sum the total services entered but when I sum the "service 1 quantity" all of the values in that column are added regardless of whether the service was a parent record in the "service 1" link or in the "service…

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  15. Sum the values of a child table based on criteria

    Looking to sum up items in a child table that meet criteria of a field in the child record ( sum of unapproved invoices , etc.. ) ideas.?

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  17. is blank

    Hi,

    I am trying to create a formula where I have 2 is blank conditions and 3 outcomes (terminology may not be right here).

    I can get the formula to work if I only have 2 outcomes, but as soon as I add the 3rd I get the following message "Too many arguments to function 'IF'. Expected 3 but got 4." I am not sure how to rectify this.

    This is what I am trying to do:
    if(and(isBlank({Handover Commit Month}),isBlank({Projected Handover KPI})),dateadd({BD - TECH HO},182,"d"),{Projected Handover KPI},{Handover Commit Month})

    I want to say if Handover Commit is blank then use…

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  18. IsBlank function not working for Parent fields

    Running into an issue using the isBlank function on a parent linked field. The field is blank (Verified using the quick filters on the view), but the formula returns the result as if the field had data. This is the same issue that is described in this post: "Invisible Characters in Link-To-Parent Fields??".

    Example: if(isBlank({Field Name}),"Blank","Not Blank") will return "Not Blank" even through the field appears to be blank.

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  19. Is it possible to sum the contents of a parent table with the contents of the child table?

    I've been building a working project application using a number of parent and child tables.

    Some of the parent views carry rate card values for specific services and these are displayed within the child view when selected. There are ad hoc services in the child table with free currency fields for varying prices.

    Is it possible to create a calculated field to sum the total the free currency fields, with the rate card parent fields to autogenerate a total order value per project?

    I've tried to use some excel formulas sumproduct & sumif but these are not supported - any…

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