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Posted on 2013-01-25
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I am trying to multiple a field. It's value is 0.0004932 in a formula, Crystal Reports keeps rounding that value to 0. If I do ToText(myfield, 10) It doesn't allow me to multiple the result as it is now a string. Can someone please help ? All I want to do is just multiple the original value of 0.0004932 within a formula without Crystal Reports converting.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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I presume that this page will help:
http://crystaltricks.com/wordpress/?p=163
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by:mowit
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AnelIII, I need to do this in a formula, therefore this link doesn't help.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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a formula will retain the data type precisions used, so you need to make sure your input variables are indeed decimal.
other than that, it's only display format issues.
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by:mowit
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Crystal shows the field is of datatype number.
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by:mowit
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Just looked at the XSD and the field is listed as decimal.
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mlmcc earned 500 total points
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I agree with the above comment.  The values are saved but when you display them they may get rounded.  

Are you displaying the field on the report?
Did you formt it for more than 4 decimal places?
Did you set the rounding so it rounds at 5 decimals or more?

Right click the field.
You should see a NUMBER tab as the displayed tab.
If you don't then it is not a number
If you do select the appropriate format or choose custom to set the appropriate format.

Try using a fixed formula like
10000 * {@YourFormula}

mlmcc
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