troubleshooting Question

Count number of records on a report then totaling number of records

Avatar of csall
csall asked on
Microsoft Access
5 Comments1 Solution287 ViewsLast Modified:
I have a report that I am creating that I want to count the number of records (permits issued to a construction company), then total them at the end of each section.  It should look like this:

Company A
    Counter 1     -    Road Permit road A
    Counter 2     -    Road Permit road C
     Counter 3     -    Road Permit road D
         Total # road permits = 3

I have the counter working by doing the following:
  * Created a Text box called "Counter" to count the records.  I set the text box as follows:
       - Set Control Source = 1
       - Set Running sum "Over Group"

Now in the detail footer I put in another text box called "Total"  to capture the total records.  I set the following on the text box:
       - Set Control Source = Sum([Counter])
       - Set Running sum "Over Group"

The problem is when I open the report I get a "Enter Perimeter Box" that asks me to define "Counter"  If I put in the number "1", everthing works fine.  How do I get rid of the "Enter Perimeter Box" when I open the report?

(Note: if I remove the "Total"  text box, I do not get the "Enter Perimeter Box" so it has to do something with the setup of the "Total" text box.)
Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 5 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 5 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros