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#Error when using iif statement with divide by zero

FMabey
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Hi all,

I have an expression on a report as follows:

=iif(sum(Fields!EstHours.Value) = 0,"N/A",sum(Fields!ACT_COMP_HRS.Value)/sum(Fields!EstHours.Value))

From time to time, the value of EstHours is zero. When this occurs, my expression returns a #Error as opposed to the N/A I require. I understand this is because the iif statement needs to evaluate the whole expression which includes the divide by zero. My question is, how do I remedy this?

Thanks in advance
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Nice.
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Use
=iif(sum(Fields!EstHours.Value) = 0,1,sum(Fields!ACT_COMP_HRS.Value)/sum(Fields!EstHours.Value))

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to avoid the error.
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Does it?
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no it doesn't, that will still result in Divide by zero...

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Thank you, this works just as required.
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