Use Custom Calculations to add, subtract, multiply or divide
other values in reports.
NOTE-- The Custom Calculations list is only used
in a few places-- mainly for calculating values in a few
of the financial accounting reports. This list may not be
included in all versions of Goldenseal small
Entering Custom Calculations
To enter a Custom Calculation, follow these steps:
- Choose Calculations from the Options menu, then choose Custom
Calculations from the submenu.
- Click the New button, or click on an existing item and click the Edit button.
- Fill in details about the calculation.
- When you are finished, click OK to save the item, or click
Cancel to close the calcuation without saving changes.
Enter the following information for each Custom Calculation:
Name-- Type in a brief name for the calculation. This is the
text that will appear in clairvoyant fields. HINT-- It's a good
idea to have a name that describes exactly what the calculated value
includes, so you'll know what to expect, when making forms or
Description-- Type in any comments you'd like to make about this
First Source-- Choose the first calculation type that you'll
First Calculator-- Choose the specific calculation that
you'll start with. HINT-- Calculations that show a list instead of
a sum are not available, since this calculator only calculates number
and money values.
Calculation Type-- Enter the general type of calculation you'll
use (described below).
Second Source-- Choose the second calculation
type that will be used.
Second Calculator-- Choose the
calculation that will
be used for the second part of this calculation.
Rounding Method-- Choose No
Rounding to use
the exact value. Values can also be rounded
dollar, ten dollars,
or thousand dollars.
Layout Tag-- Goldenseal
you the letter-and-number ID tag that marks
item in report layouts.
Calculation Types and Details
Custom calculations allow you to do math to values from other calculations.
The following choices are available:
Add Calculator-- Add a calculator to the previous value.
Subtract Calculator-- Subtract a calculator from the previous value.
Multiply Calculator-- Multiply the previous value by the value of a calculator.
Divide Calculator-- Divide the previous value by the value of a calculator.
Max with Calculator-- Get the larger of two calculators.
Min with Calculator-- Get the smaller of two calculators.
Add Constant-- Add a number to the previous value.
Subtract Constant-- Subtract a number from the previous value.
Multiply Constant-- Multiply the previous value by a number.
Divide Constant-- Divide the previous value by a number.
Max with Constant-- Get the larger of a calculator and a number.
Min with Constant-- Get the smaller of a calculator and a number.
Using Custom Calculations
you create a Custom Calculation, follow these steps to use it:
Custom Layouts from the Options
menu, and choose Printed Forms or Reports from
- Switch to the report where you'd like to
use the calculation.
- Click on the Calculator
Tool-- the calculator icon in the palette on the left side of the window.
- Click on the report and drag a rectangle at the location where you'd
like the calculation to appear.
- You'll see a list of calculations. Enter
Custom into the popup menu at the top.
- You'll see a list of Custom calculations (see illustration at right).
- Choose the new calculation from the list.
- Click OK.
Calculations | Reports | Summation
Main Page | Accounts |
Lists | Transactions | Menus |
Index | Website | User Page