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Hi Keith,

I think it's kind of like with database tables and data grids. If you
edit a field in the data grid, while you're still in the field you've
only changed the grid's cached copy of the data, once you exit the
field it updates the underlying table. I think the same sort of thing is
happening here. Maybe saving isn't enough, you have to actually set
focus to something else before it updates the actual formula.

Although I know what you mean about your son. I've been accused of that
sort of thing before. My mom will phone with a computer problem, only
to find that when she walks me through doing it, it now works :)

Glad you got it sorted.


On Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:03:21 +1100
Keith Bates <> wrote:

Thanks Paul. It now WJFFM2 :)

I'm wondering if there is something in the selecting another field

I was very careful to save before executing with each change, but I 
didn't select another field. So perhaps it was not really saving the 
changes although it appeared to be doing so.

Either that or you have some sort of ninja power that fixes things
just by you being near them :) My eldest son can go into a room and
any misbehaving hardware instnatly fixed itself.


On 04/12/13 12:49, Paul wrote:
Hi Keith,

You'll hate this, but WJFFM.

I unzipped your upload, opened it (and amended the connection
details), edited the report, and saw the field you were referring
to. In the "Data Field" I saw the value was
"=[AccumulationLOWReport]/[RecordCounter]" (without the quotes, of
course). When I ran this, I got the zero as you reported, and as
expected. So I removed the "=" from the "Data Field", so that it now
shows "[AccumulationLOWReport]/[RecordCounter]" (without the
quotes, of course), selected another field (you seem to need to do
this before running the report so that it updates the field,
otherwise it still runs with the old formula), ran the report, and
got an average of 16.655. Which is what you want, I think?

If this doesn't work for you, then I have no idea what is wrong.

I'm running LO on Windows 7 64 bit.

Hope you figure it out.


On Wed, 04 Dec 2013 09:53:53 +1100
Keith Bates <> wrote:

Hi Tom

I changed the display to 3 decimal places and it still comes out as

When I put the individual fields into the footer they report
correctly, but trying to do operations with them seems to not work.

I have now tried every combination of quote marks including no
quotes, and putting an = before the formula but it just returns 0
(or 0.000)

I've uploaded the database file to dropbox if anyone would like to
look at it



On 04/12/13 02:42, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Is it possible to see a lot more decimal places after the point?
Like 0.000??
or do ' [AccumulationLOWReport]'*1000/'[Rec

Can you temporarily have the 2 fields reporting separately in the
header/footer to check that they are giving sensible results in
there? Regards from
Tom :)

On 3 December 2013 10:01, Keith Bates <>
I am going crazy over a calculation I am trying to do in Report

I have a database that records weather details each day. I want
to calculate average temperatures and the like, and put this
into the footer.

The function RecordCounter counts records correctly. The function
AccumulationLOWreport sums the daily minimum temperatures. This
seems to work correctly in that I can put this in the footer and
get the sum of temperatures.

To work out the average, I put a field in the footer. In the
"Data" tab I choose "Field or Formula" and enter
[AccumulationLOWReport]/[RecordCounter] . When I run the report
it returns 0.

I have tried all of the following, with the same result
' [AccumulationLOWReport]/[RecordCounter]'
' [AccumulationLOWReport]'/'[RecordCounter]'
= [AccumulationLOWReport]/[RecordCounter]

Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong?

God bless you
Keith Bates
4 Mooloobar St
Narrabri NSW
Ph 02 67924890

Jesus is the Way
the Truth and the Life

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