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Divisible by zero error

Posted on 2014-03-24
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I want the percent used section of the data to have this ----- instead of #Div/0 and or #Num if dividing by zero and below is the formula I am using.


%Used: Format(Nz([YTD],0)/Nz([AnnualBudget],0),"Percent")

Data

Budget      MTD      YTD      %Used

0.00      0.00      441,000.00      #Div/0!

0.00      0.00      0.00      #Num!

1,800.00      21.81      372.67      20.70%
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Dale Fye (Access MVP) earned 500 total points
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Since you are using the Format ( ) function, which returns a string, you could simply use:

%Used: IIF(NZ([AnnualBudget],0) = 0, "----", Format(Nz([YTD],0)/[AnnualBudget],"Percent"))
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by:Kdankwah
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Thanks so much
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by:Kdankwah
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What will be if I am using a formula that will return a number string.

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by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
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you could still use the iif() function, but cannot embed a string in an otherwise numeric field, so something like:

iif(isnull([field name]), null, [other field]/[field name])
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thanks
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