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Field rounding in Access 2007

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I have a formula that runs when the user clicks on a certain field on a form in Access 2007. I have the field set in the table as decimal, fixed, 2 decimal places. I have it set the same way in the form. This works fine if I enter the number but how do I fix this field that is connected to the formula. It keeps rounding to the nearest whole number and I need it to round out 2 decimal places.

I have also tried field = round(2,(field1 - field2)) and that gives me a debug error.
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by:Jim Horn
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You have the parameters switched around...

field = round((field1 - field2),2)

Also, you'll want to throw in Nz to handle any NULLS

field = round((Nz(Me.field1,0) - Nz(field2,0)),2)
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by:MRG_AL
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It is still rounding but is providing two zeros after the decimal point.

The round equation your provided did work in that it didn't give me an error but I can't get it to calculate out two decimal places still.
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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My guess is that you have the field in the underlying table defined as an integer.
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by:MRG_AL
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It is set up as a decimal on the table. I have tried double, long integer, and decimal. But I have it as Decimal, 2, fixed

That is what I don't understand. I can type in 2 digits after the decimal on a different field but this one runs through the equation and gives me two zeros everytime?!?!
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Jim Horn earned 500 total points
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fyed would be correct if field1 and field2 are integer values.  It's also possible that something else is either reading it in as an integer, or the form properties are such that it's displaying as an integer.

>It is still rounding but is providing two zeros after the decimal point.
Try rounding separately.

field = Round(Nz(Me.field1,0),2) - Round(Nz(field2,0),2)
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by:MRG_AL
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It was the Scale on the table. The scale has to be set to 2 and I only had the decimal places set to 2.

Thank you for all your help and advice. The formula works perfect with the rounding now that I have the ,2 at the end of the formula
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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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So, how does the solution you accepted relate to the scale on the table?

Actually, Access doesn't even have a "scale" property for numeric fields, what system is your backend in?
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by:Jim Horn
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Thanks for the grade, although if this were a SQL Server linked table, with a scale of 0 as you say, then fyed should receive at least partial credit.
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