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Counting Records

Counting Records

Counting Records

I have created a field that counts the records in a report but what I really want to do is count records with this twist.  I want a count of all records that contain a negative in lapstime field and I want a count of all records that contain a positive in lapstime field.  How would I accomplish this?

Thank you in advance,
Mary Beth

RE: Counting Records

Hi Mary Beth,

Look up info on the DCount function, something like


should work as a Control Source of a textbox.


RE: Counting Records

I cant seem to get this to work...I will keep plugging away.

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated

RE: Counting Records

What is showing up in the field?  #Name? #Error, or the wrong number?

RE: Counting Records

#error is showing up in the field.  What I typed is:

=DCount("[Laps Time]","YearlyQry","[Laps Time]<0")

I also substituted the first Laps Time for Person Responsible because that is what the footer was that it was in

The Name of the report used is "Yearly Report"
"YearlyQry" is the query that the report is created from...

Dont know if this helps but I sure hope that you can help.

I also tried setting an invisible control (Latecnt) with a control source:  =iif([Laps Time] < 0, 1, 0)
*** this part worked

but when I created a field in the footer and set its control source to =Sum([Latecnt]) it didnt recognize that Latecnt was a field and it prompted me for a value.

If you have any clues as to what I am doing wrong with either of these problems, please let me know... I am pulling hair out here...

Thank you once again,
Mary Beth

RE: Counting Records

I've kicked myself in the tail a few times for having a control which uses a calculation/formulae the same name as a field in the source table, is this what is happening?  Can you set the control source for any field within the table or query the report is drawing from, in the control in question successfully?

RE: Counting Records

I figured it out... I just did iif statement within the query then calculated that field... I didnt realize that you couldnt sum a calc field... or something like that..

Thanks you for the advice.

Mary Beth

RE: Counting Records

Your welcome, and congrats ;)

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