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Currency conversions

Currency conversions

Currency conversions

(OP)
hi

looking to do currency conversions in the database.  What I want to do is to have a separate currency table which then, depending on which currency is selected in the main database, converts the input data into local currency.

In other rdb's or excel I would use another data table or a vlookup function.  How do I do it in Approach?  

Any ideas welcome.

thanks

Charles

RE: Currency conversions

Ok, in Approach you would use a "joined table". Put a field for the incoming currency type into your data entry table. Join it to the incoming currency type in this new table that has fields for currency type and a conversion factor.

When you put the incoming currency type in the data entry field, the conversion factor will instantly become available for use in calculated fields, macro SET statements, etc. You would probably run a macro on "data change" of the currency amount being entered. This macro would SET the local currency field in your data entry table.

Sue Sloan

RE: Currency conversions

(OP)
Sue

thanks again for your help

Charles

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