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Topic: Calculation Script
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 71389
From: CynthiaBlue
Date: 8/28/2002 06:13 AM

I am having some problems with a calculation script. All I need to do is add the values of 8 fields and put them into another field. Easy... except they need to display as a negative number, and that result field needs to calculate in a negative fashion, so I cannot use the auto sum feature. Therefore I'm doing it with javascript.

I'm having a very weird error appear. I snag all the 8 fields in the result field, and then have the event.value equal the total. Even if it's positive, I still get this weird error.

If I put .01 in all 8 of the fields, then clear one of them out, I get the error that The Value Entered Does Not Match The Format of the Field. And the field specified is the resultant field. When I throw in a bunch of console.println's to see what is happeneing, the result fields comes up with a very strange number right after I clear the one field out, and right before it populates the resultant field. The number is "0.010.010.010.010.010.010.01".

I don't know what it is doing. =P I tried to have the 8 fields determine if they have a null value, and if so populate with 0.00. However, that population comes in just AFTER the calculation is done, and so I still get the error.

I don't know if it's a rounding problem, or a null error, or what. Where on earth is that weird long number coming from?

Thanks!
Cynthia

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