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How calculate count of checkboxes = True on a form

What is wrong with this code?

Me.txtSides = Count([chkbxSide1]) = True + Count([chkbxSide2]) = True
Microsoft Access

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Hamed Nasr

8/22/2022 - Mon
Hamed Nasr

Assuming chkbxSide1 and chkbxSide2 are fields in tbl

=DCount("chkbxSide1","tbl","chkbxSide1=" & True) + DCount("chkbxSide2","tbl","chkbxSide2=" & True)

You need to use the name of the underlying field, not the name of the check box.

= abs(count(field1) + count(field2))
Hamed Nasr

If you mean counting how many checkboxes which are displayed on form for one record, another approach is taken.

Try to upload a demo database showing the issue.
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It is on a form and I tried: (which didn't work)

Me.txtSides = Abs(Count(chkbxSide1) + Count(chkbxSide2))

Hamed Nasr

If on form, try:
=Abs(chkbxSide1 + chkbxSide2)

Assuming chkbxSide1 and chkbxSide2 are checkbox controls on form.
Hamed Nasr

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