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How do you code or select a calculation field from one form to another??
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Lets presume a textbox named "txtCalc" on Form 1 has your calculation, and you need that same calculation in form 2, in a textbox names txtCalc2.

In form 2 make the control source of the textbox (txtCalc2):
=Forms!Form1!txtCalc
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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The kicker here is that Form1 must always be open in order for this to work....

The better approach would be to create a function that does the calculation, ...then simply call he function on each form...
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A function could be used anywhere in your app. (on another form, a report, ...a query)
  (or be portable to another App)
a sample of a (Public) function is attached.
The other good thing is that if you use the function in a query, then you can use that query as the source for other forms and reports (and there may not be a need t reference the function again...)

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JeffCoachman
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by:Jass Saini
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Hello Jeff,

I understand that...but the fields are different for function...the end result on the form is what I need to capture on the next form.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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...then my first post should work...
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by:Jass Saini
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Thanks
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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;-)
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by:Jass Saini
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Hello Jeff,

I looked at the DB and what is a Double?  I woul have to define all the fields that I need for that calcualtion?
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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what is a Double?
You can look at the Access help files on "Field Size"
Field SizeBasically they are numbers that can be up to 15 decimals...
I picked that so that if you had decimals, ...calculated values could float the decimal.

I woul have to define all the fields that I need for that calcualtion?
Not sure what you mean, ...but any argument you supplied to the function would have to fit in the parameters of a double number...
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