Field Calculators


Starting with Goldenseal accounting software version 4.32, you can type simple calculations into number fields. Goldenseal will then "do math" and enter the result.

Suggested By

User feature request.

How to Use

This is an optional feature-- to turn it on, do the following:

  1. Choose Preferences from the Options menu, and choose Data Entry from the submenu.
  2. Turn on the Allow Simple Math Formulas checkbox.
  3. Click OK.

When you type values into a field, you can include up to four simple math operators (+, -, *, x, /). Goldenseal will work from left to right, performing each math operation, and then moving on to the next. When it is finished, it will enter the result into the field.

Goldenseal does not save the formulas or calculation process. Once you leave the field, any math items are replaced by the final calculated value.

HINT-- If you need to do complex math, use a spreadsheet program. Then you can save the calculations in a file.

Technical Details

Programmer note-- code added in CTCS_EditField::ParseMathFormulas