Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Divide by zero error

Posted on 2014-01-13
2
414 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-13
I have a formula that on certain items will cause a divide by zero error.  I need to figure out how to get past this and not calculate the formula if there is a zero.

({XFGMULTI.NEW_QUAN} / {@perpetual}) * 100
0
Comment
Question by:delta1734
2 Comments
 
LVL 100

Accepted Solution

by:
mlmcc earned 500 total points
ID: 39777938
You need to test for the 0 divisor before dividing

Try this
If  {@perpetual} = 0 then
    0
Else
    ({XFGMULTI.NEW_QUAN} / {@perpetual}) * 100 

Open in new window


You can have it return any value if it is 0

If you want it to be blank then

If  {@perpetual} <> 0 then
     ({XFGMULTI.NEW_QUAN} / {@perpetual}) * 100 

Open in new window


mlmcc
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:delta1734
ID: 39778118
The first example was exactly what I needed.  Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Crystal Reports: 5 Tests for Top Performance It is complete, your masterpiece report.  Not only does it meet your customer’s expectations, it blows them out the water, all they want is beautifully summarised and displayed in a myriad of ways. …
I hate sub reports and always consider them the last resort in any reporting solution.  The negative effect on performance and maintainability is just not worth the easy ride they give the report writer.  Nine times out of ten reporting requirements…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…

840 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question