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Display count of days in report (Access2007)

Posted on 2009-04-06
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Hi experts,

I have a form where I input two dates and click a command button that opens up a report. By inputting start and end date in the form, records by that date in the corresponding table is displayed in the report by a query. This works fine. I have put a count in the report that totals the number of records that is displayed. However, in the same report I need to divide the number of records by the number of days I have inputted in the form, and display the result in percentage.

Can anyone suggest me how I can solve this?

Best regards,

Stayer



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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Based on the form I helped you with previously there was no:

 "number of days I have inputted in the form"

But if there was/is, it should be relatively simple.

New sample using USA date format (March 2009)

;-)
JeffCoachman

Access-EEQ-24288336-24299637Coun.mdb
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by:Stayer
ID: 24085676
This works very good!

However, I need to learn how to input the mathematical expressions myself. Is there any guidelines anywhere as to using mathemaitcal expressions in reports or anywhere in the design view toolbar where there is a math - wizard etc.

Best regards,

Stayer
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by:Stayer
ID: 24085770
Hi again,

Also I see in the provided sample that I manually have to input the number of days (sorry for being unclear on this). I need it to automatically calculate the number of days between the start and end - date (do not have to display this).

rgds,

Stayer
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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"I need to learn how to input the mathematical expressions myself. "
What are you calling an "expression".

You asked for the percent.
This is what the sample calculated in the report.
Please clarify.

"Also I see in the provided sample that I manually have to input the number of days"
That is what the sample does.
You enter the date range, then you enter the number of days (There are three textboxes)

If either of these is not correct, then can you explain exactly how you want this system to operate, step by step?

Jeff
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by:Stayer
ID: 24089653
Hi,

By expression I mean common mathematical operators such as +, -, /  and *. After I have returned a count from a query I would like to, lets say,, divide it with another count from a different query (which also returns a result to the same report). However, the result of this should be displayed in percentage.

How may I write this "expression" in a report?

Rgd manually having to input the number of days: I would like to only input two dates (date range) and based on this  the computer should automatically count how many days it is btw the start and end date (no manually input).

rgds,

Stayer
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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But again, you asked for the percentage which is:
n/m

So I am still a little confused about why you would need other expressions.

Again, can you clearly state exactly how you want this system to function, step by step.

In other words, please explain, in detail, what my sample does not do, that you want it to do.

Note: Please spell out obscure abbreviations.
I have no idea what "Rgd manually..." means

I also no not know what  you mean by : ("btw")
BTW is the abreviation for "By The Way" , not "Between".

Thanks

JeffCoachman
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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I think we are having a communications issue here, so let's start over.

Pleas explain *EXACTLY* how you need this system fo function step by step.

1. User opens the form.
2. User types in two dates.
3. User clicks a button and a report displays the number of days between the two dates in the Report footer.
4. ...ect
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by:Stayer
ID: 24090724
Hi boaq2000,

ok, this is what I`m looking for:

1. user opens form
2. user types in two dates
3. user clicks a command button, for instance View Report, and a report is displayed
4. in the report, I would like three things to be displayed
   a) the number of days between the two dates
   b) the number of records (I am not so interested in seeing the records connected to the dates)
  c) percentage share, i.e:   (# of records / # of days) = ..... %

Hopefully, this clarifies a little bit.

Best regards,

Stayer
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 500 total points
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Try this:

JeffCoachman
Access-EEQ-24288336-24299637Coun.mdb
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by:Stayer
ID: 24094810
Hi boaq2000,

this was exactly what I was looking for!

thank you very much!
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by:ejpren
ID: 34157303
This solution helped me as well.   Odd that the button wizard does not insert the correct command to open a report.  - Thanks, boaq2000!
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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ejpren,

The Button wizard in Access 2007 and newer will insert a "Macro" to open a report.
In Access 2003 and older, in used VBA code.

The Button Wizard is designed to be very basic, so it will only open a Report.
It will not accept Filter criteria.

;-)

JeffCoachman
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by:ejpren
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I used the button wizard to create a button to open a pre-defined report.  It does not work.  I downloaded boaq2000's database and used his command for his button onclick event for my button, and now it works.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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OK

The button wizard should have worked, just try running the compact/repair utilityand see if the button wizard will work
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