[thelist] MS Access: Creating a default calculated field?

Frank lists at frankmarion.com
Sun Oct 9 12:51:30 CDT 2005

I want to whip up a quick database, where one of the fields has a default 
that is a calculation, or that the calculation is automatically triggered 
when data is entered.

I keep trying variations of this

    Balance =Sum(['RentRoll.Due']-['RentRoll.Discount']-['RentRoll.Paid'])

But Access keeps telling me that it can't find the fields. Can someone 
suggest how I can go about doing this? I've used Access a little bit for 
web-stuff years ago, but I want to use this as a stand alone database that 
I can ship off to someone.

Fundamentally, I want to use this as a more flexible spreadsheet.


Frank Marion     lists at frankmarion.com      Keep the signal high.

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