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Why query result not as currency

Why query result not as currency

Why query result not as currency

Hello I have a query called qryMAIN. In this query I have the following calculated field:

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Trans_OUT_Calc_VAT_Amount: Format(([Trans_Out_Gross_Amt]/(100+[Trans_VAT_Rate]))*([Trans_VAT_Rate]),"Currency") 

This seesm to work OK and presents the field data in a currency format. i.e. if I introduce the criteria >0 its fine.

If I then go to use qryMain as the underlying source to create a further query, if I use this field [Trans_OUT_Calc_VAT_Amount] then it seems to present it as a text field, not currency. For exapmple if I introduce the above criteria is repsresents it as >"0"

Why is the currecny format not maintained - is there a way round this?

Thanks Mark

RE: Why query result not as currency

The Format() function converts your number to text. Why are you setting the format? The format is typically at the point of user interface which should be a form or report.

Hook'D on Access
MS Access MVP 2001-2016

RE: Why query result not as currency

The reason I am using format is to prevent the results from having long decimal places. (i.e. 10.23654578 etc)

I'm trying to calculate VAT tax amaounts, so I need either it to be fixed or as a currency.

Is there a better approach?

Basically I have the Gross Cost and The Tax Rate and need to calculate the net VAT amount: i.e.

Gross amount £200, Tax Rate 20%

Calculation: £200/100+20*20 = £33.33

Thanks Mark

RE: Why query result not as currency

>The reason I am using format

As Duane says, you only really need to do this for display purposes, not in the underlying query. If you want to see it a currency when viewing the query in table view, just set the fields Format property in the query designer.

RE: Why query result not as currency

There are other functions for rounding that maintain the numeric data type.

Hook'D on Access
MS Access MVP 2001-2016

RE: Why query result not as currency

Thank you for this -- I have used the Round function which seems to give the right results.

Many thanks - PS - Is the Round function appropriate or are there better ones?


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