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# Totaling Values in Custom Fields

Posted on 2003-12-01
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Using code, I am having a challenge totaling numbers from 5 different fields and displaying the total in a totals field. When I the following for example:
txtotal = txtNum1 + txtnum2 + txtNum3 + txtNum4 + txtNum5
Let's say that each field is hold the numbers 1 2 3 4 5 respectfully.
The result is 12345. It is concatinating the numbers instead of summing them up.
any ideas on how to do this in code.
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Question by:Lorenzog0917

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@Lorenzog0917:

> txtotal = txtNum1 + txtnum2 + txtNum3 + txtNum4 + txtNum5

Try this:
txTotal = CLng(txtNum1) + CLng(txtNum2) + CLng(txtNum3) + CLng(txtNum4) + CLng(txtNum5)

Hope That Helps,
Dex*
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