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Changing the values in a calculated field

Posted on 2011-02-22
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Hello,

I have a MS Access DB that uses several queries.  Some of these queries have calculated fields of a currency value.  One of these calculated fields is called 'Balance Owing' - I want to take all the entries for 2009, and give them a $0.00 balance, as they're all paid off now.
But, when I tried doing that (by using an update query and using the BETWEEN command to search the date range), I got a message that said you cannot change the values of calculated fields.
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You can only update tables.  It sounds like you are trying to update a query.
If you want a zero result in your query you either have to set the values in the table so that a zero result will be obtained , or else you have to build into the query expression a test for the year and produce a result of zero..

Balance:iif (year(mydatefield)=2009, 0, calculationHere)
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