Error in DSum textbox while on new record

Posted on 2008-10-30
Last Modified: 2013-11-28
I have a form in datasheet view where the user chooses a few items to buy. I then have a textbox that calculates the total price of those items. The control source of the Totals textbox is as follows:

=DSum("([Price]+([Price]*[Adjust]))*[Quantity]","QuoteDetails","[QuoteID] =" & [QuoteID] & "AND [Optional]=0")

The problem is that when I am on the form and the cursor is in one of the fields for a new record, the Totals textbox shows #Error. Why is this happening and what can I do to prevent this #Error from showing up when the user is selecting a new item?
Thank you for your help.
Question by:cers4686
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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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=DSum("(nz([Price],0)+(nz([Price],0)*nz([Adjust],0)))*nz([Quantity],0)","QuoteDetails","[QuoteID] =" & [QuoteID] & " AND [Optional]=0")
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 500 total points
ID: 22844187

try this

=IIF(Not IsNull([YourPrimaryKeyFieldName],   DSum("([Price]+([Price]*[Adjust]))*[Quantity]","QuoteDetails","[QuoteID] =" & [QuoteID] & "AND [Optional]=0") , Null)

Replace YourPrimaryKeyFieldName  with the primary key field name - or some field you can guarantee will not be Null IF if you are on a record (not on a New record)

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Or use the function attached like so:

=AvoidError(DSum("([Price]+([Price]*[Adjust]))*[Quantity]","QuoteDetails","[QuoteID] =" & [QuoteID] & "AND [Optional]=0"))

Function AvoidError(n As Variant, varReplaceWith As Variant)
    On Error GoTo AvoidError_Error
    AvoidError = Nz(n, varReplaceWith)
    Exit Function
    AvoidError = varReplaceWith
    Resume AvoidError_Exit
End Function

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brilliant! thank you!
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You are welcome ...


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