I need to store Total Sales into a variable, to further aggregate the Gross Profit, and Net Profit

Posted on 2011-02-28
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hello pros,
I have made a manual crosstab in CRXI, but have run into a road block or two. I've included the report and the screenshot with red sketches of my goals.
I need to subtract the Cost Totals from the Sales Totals, to get Gross Profit.
Then, use Gross Profit to subtract the Total Expenses to get an added Total: Net Profit Of Loss.
It's kind of a trickle down effect.
I'm not sure if I have it grouped incorrectly, or it just needs to be done in formulas.
Please note: I have two (102) columns...the left (102) is using the 'Insert Summary' dialog box to create the totals, then the right (102) is creating the summaries with three formulas. This was just for testing which works better. Only the best one will stay.

On another note, I have the percentage column that each row should show the percent of the Total Sales of all Divisions (102-802)...

The group titles "TypeSales" and "TypeExpenses" are grouped based on a formula using a CASE statement. Thats why Sales and Cost are together.

Thank you for your help!

Question by:leason2
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You want a way to calculate Gross Profit, Net Profit/Loss, Line percentage of total Sales/Expenses?

You want me to do it in the report file and send it to you, or tell you how to do it?

What's the (ERP/Accounting) system you're getting data from?

Author Comment

ID: 35000723
If you're willing to do it in the report file and send it that would be helpful, but please instruct me as well yes. THank you so much!

Author Comment

ID: 35000744
We are using the IBM DB2 iSeries 7R1. The Software on top of that is LAWSON M3.
Although, this is pulling straight from the DB2.
Thank you.
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Abdulmalek_Hamsho earned 2000 total points
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I'm not sure if I can do it in the report without having the database at my side, but I don't have Lawson at my side. But I'm gonna explain how to do it:

1- Create Gross Profit formula Fields (GP102, GP402, GP602, GP702, GP802).

2- Put this code inside each of them (modify the code according to the SDIVI:

//This is for GP102
if {Command.CODE} = "Sales" then
  GP102 + {Command.AMT};
  GP102 - {Command.AMT};

I assumed that you have only (Sales, Cost, and Expenses), but if you have more codes, then you need to include it in the If...Then statement.

3- Place each of the fields in the Details section, and create summaries at the Group Footers as required.

Now for the percentage, create a formula fields SalesExpPerc. Here's the code:


Note: You can add a summary of a field by right-click it and select Insert -> Summary, and where to place the summary, rather than doing it manually.
P.S: There might be some typos in my code, because I didn't tested it in Crystal.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35003051
Very good, considering he couldn't test being that he couldn't access our database.

Author Comment

ID: 35003053
Thank you very much Abdulmalek_Hamsho!
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Expert Comment

ID: 35003093
You fast.

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