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Old April 8th, 2008, 11:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Cameron.Crest
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Default Word Formula using IF

On Apr 8, 3:28*pm, "Cameron.Crest" wrote:
Graham,

I've got awordform I'm trying to create and I am getting a syntax
error in the main calcualation field.

The form is for creating proposals/quotes of security services.
I'm trying to get the calculation to tell me what the cost will be for
a client based on the contents of a dropdown form field. *All form
fields are calculating on exit.

Here's an outline:

Form field: DropdownRow1 has 2values: Armed, Unarmed (armed is
chosen)
Form field: Unarmed_Rate has a value of $21.00
Form field: qty1 has a value of 2 (thats 2 Officers)

Here's the calculation syntax:
{ =IF{ DropdownRow1 }="Armed" "{ =unarmed_rate+10 }"
"{ =unarmed_rate }"}

Here's the error
!Syntax Error, ARMED

What am I doing wrong?


PS: Ignore the qty1 field.
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Old April 8th, 2008, 11:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
macropod
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Default Word Formula using IF

Hi Cameron,

As the error message said, you have a Syntax Error (ie you've coded the field wrongly). Try:
{={unarmed_rate}+{IF{DropdownRow1}= "Armed" 10 0}}

Cheers
--
macropod
[MVP - Microsoft Word]
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"Cameron.Crest" wrote in message ...
Graham,

I've got a word form I'm trying to create and I am getting a syntax
error in the main calcualation field.

The form is for creating proposals/quotes of security services.
I'm trying to get the calculation to tell me what the cost will be for
a client based on the contents of a dropdown form field. All form
fields are calculating on exit.

Here's an outline:

Form field: DropdownRow1 has 2 values: Armed, Unarmed (armed is
chosen)
Form field: Unarmed_Rate has a value of $21.00
Form field: qty1 has a value of 2 (thats 2 Officers)

Here's the calculation syntax:
{ =IF{ DropdownRow1 }="Armed" "{ =unarmed_rate+10 }"
"{ =unarmed_rate }"}

Here's the error
!Syntax Error, ARMED

What am I doing wrong?







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Old April 9th, 2008, 12:11 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Cameron.Crest
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Default Word Formula using IF

On Apr 8, 3:56*pm, "macropod" wrote:
Hi Cameron,

As the error message said, you have a Syntax Error (ie you've coded the field wrongly). Try:
{={unarmed_rate}+{IF{DropdownRow1}= "Armed" 10 0}}

Cheers
--
macropod
[MVP - Microsoft Word]
-------------------------



"Cameron.Crest" wrote in ...
Graham,


I've got a word form I'm trying to create and I am getting a syntax
error in the main calcualation field.


The form is for creating proposals/quotes of security services.
I'm trying to get thecalculationto tell me what the cost will be for
a client based on the contents of a dropdown form field. *All form
fields are calculating on exit.


Here's an outline:


Form field: DropdownRow1 has 2 values: Armed, Unarmed (armed is
chosen)
Form field: Unarmed_Rate has a value of $21.00
Form field: qty1 has a value of 2 (thats 2 Officers)


Here's thecalculationsyntax:
{ =IF{ DropdownRow1 }="Armed" "{ =unarmed_rate+10 }"
"{ =unarmed_rate }"}


Here's the error
!Syntax Error, ARMED


What am I doing wrong? - Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


This worked like a charm.
I cut and pase your formula and re-constructed it by highlighting each
part with braces and pressing CTRL+F9 and removing the text braces.
After protecting the doc for form entry, bingo. Updates when I change
the dropdown and exit.

Thanks a million.

Cameron.
 




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