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The user has requested a total of two fields on a form bound to a table (tblAccountInfo)

The fields are PrincipalAmt and InterestAmt.

T o create the total fields I copy and pasted the InterestAmt field.

I then replaced the control source with several variations of 'PrincipalAmt + InterestAmt' in one even included and = first  '=PrincipalAmt + InterestAmt'

NO matter what I've tried I get the #Name in the field when the form is displayed.

What is the magic combination to get a total for these two fields on the screen?
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In the control source of your new field, that is, the one that you want the total to appear in , you want to put the following:
=[PrincipalAmt] + [InterestAmt]

Kevin Rea
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You will also probably want to wrap each Field with Nz(), in case one of the values is Null and the other is not:

=Nz([PrincipalAmt],0) + Nz([InterestAmt],0)

This will avoid 'Null Propagation'

mx
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Yep, that was the magic combo, enclosing each field in brackets
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