Values are determined by a simple calculation based upon values for one or more other lines, using Add (+) and Subtract (-) operators.
Adding a Simple Calculation Line
- Click Add to create a new line definition.
- Change the line type to Simple Calculation Line.
- Give it a description e.g. Total.
- Under Line Definition, select the lines required for the calculation.
The Total for Cleareze + Power Clear is defined as follows:
This produces a Total line on the report:
This will be the text shown in the description column in reports that use this report definition
This is the level at which the calculation total is created. See Totalling Levels.
This is used to determine whether a figure is treated as an expense or income amount when setting signs for any variances included in the report. See Sign Rules.
This determines the display format of values included in the report . See Number Formatting.
When setting line definitions, the following fields are available for each component
Each component may either be defined as being an Add (+) or Subtract (-) calculation.
This is used to specify the lines that are used in the calculation. Click the button in this field to obtain a list of the available lines (only lines above the current one are listed).
This sets the factor to be applied to each line in the calculation. By default, this is 1, but may be set to any number (positive or negative).
For example, a line with factor 0.6 will give you 60% of the value of the defined items.
This is purely a description to aid identification of the component and is not shown in any report output. When you choose an entry from a list, this will be set automatically. You may however edit it as you wish.
There are several advanced options that can be used in creating a Report Definition. See Line Definition Advanced Options for more on these options.