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No Decimal, Rounding, If Null Return 0, Number Data Type

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I have a crosstab query in Access (2003 SP3).  The result for the value field should meet these criteria when the query is run:

No decimals
If null return 0
Arithmetic rounding (if .5 or greater round up, if less than .5 round down)
Return a number when exported to Excel (using DoCmd.OutputTo acOutputQuery)

The code below gives me the look I want but doesnt export as a number field into Excel:

40000lb units: Format(nz(Sum([10000lb units]/4),0),"0")

If I wrap Val or CInT around it I get the decimals.

Ive tried different combinations of Format, Val, CINT, NZ and IIF.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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by:lucas911
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Did you try:

Format(nz(Sum([10000lb units]/4),0),"#")
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by:GRayL
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How about:  Round(Sum(Nz([10000lb units],0)/4)1),0)
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by:Carolyn_
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Format(nz(Sum([10000lb units]/4),0),"#"):
1. Doesn't produce the NZ zeros.
2. Doesn't result in a Number data type.

Round(Sum(Nz([10000lb units],0)/4)1),0):
1. Round() in Access does "banking" rounding (if odd such as 1.5 rounds up to 2, and if even such as 2.5 rounds down to 2).  I want to always round up on .5
2. For grins I tried this portion only:  Sum(Nz([10000lb units],0)/4) and didn't get the NZ zeros.



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Finally, I've got it.  My very first formula that I used for awhile was this and it didn't matter that I had the decimals:
40000lb units: Val(Format(Sum([10000lb units]/4),"#")).

Somewhere in my "travels" I changed the Format property to Fixed (ugh).  Now that I've set it to General Number or leave it blank, I get what I want.
This takes care of the rounding and gives me the zeros.

Thanks to all for your suggestions...  it kept me going and trying different approaches.

This is my first post, and I want to give credit where credit is due!  However, I was not provided with the solution so I'm not planning to award any points.  If I'm mistaken on this, please let me know.
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Banking round does not apply when there are no decimals.  My solution holds.
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Ignore the last post, of course it does.  Some how the 1 got in there.  For the record:

Round(Sum(Nz([10000lb units],0)/4) + 0.0001),0)
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Carolyn's solution is quite nice as it uses Val to return 0 for a zero length string and is as simple and compact as possible.
Further, Format() is the _only_ function in VBA that does correct arithmetic rounding. Round() should be avoided for any serious purpose:

http://www.xbeat.net/vbspeed/c_Round.htm#Round16

/gustav
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by:Carolyn_
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GrayL, thank you for looking into this for me and providing the good link on rounding.

Gustav, thank you for summarizing my solution so nicely.  The clarification on Format() in terms of rounding was helpful.
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by:Carolyn_
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GrayL and Gustav, I wanted to accept my own comment as the solution, and award each of you 1/2 of the points for assistance but I messed it up, and now it seems there is no way to correct it.  Via Request Attention I asked how to change this, but the respond I got was that the original question was already closed and did not provide an answer!  I'm going to let it stand as is.  Thanks again for working with me!
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You are welcome!

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Thanks, glad to help.
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