Doesn't work when value column is a calculated field

I had this question after viewing Median, Mode, Skewness, and Kurtosis in MS Access.

Awesome macro!

I need to find the median of a calculated field in my table. I get an error when using the calculated field and confirmed in your own file that when using a calculated field as the value it will always return an error? Do you know if there is any easy fix for this? I tried looking at your code but I'm not sure where to start.

Thanks,

Miles
mwc360Asked:
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Try creating a Query from your table, and then using that Query when calculating your Median. This should force Access to "precalculate" the calculated field before you perform other calcs.

Also - it's generally a bad idea to store calculated data anyway, so I'd suggest that you look for ways to NOT store this data in a table.
mwc360Author Commented:
I tried this and it still doesn't work. It only work works when the original table value is not a calculated column. Even when I do a query of a query and have the first query be the source data it doesn't work.

Thanks for the suggestion though.

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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
You could always use a Temporary table to do this, and "hard code" the value into that temp table. It's fairly straight forward:

Currentdb.Execute "SELECT * FROM YourTable INTO YourTemporaryTable"

This would create a table named "YourTempoaryTable" in the database, and you could then run the Meidan code against that table.

Note that SELECT INTO only works if the table does not exist, so if you need to automate this, you'd have to run this line BEFORE you run the one above:

'/ it will error out if the table does not exist, but we don't care
On Error Resume Next
Currentdb.Execute "DROP TABLE YourTemporaryTable"
'/ resume your error handling, if applied:
ON Error GoTo YourErrorHandler
'/ now create the table:
Currentdb.Execute "SELECT * FROM YourTable INTO YourTemporaryTable"
mwc360Author Commented:
There were not any good solutions. I determined that it was impossible to run the code with a calculated value.
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