Manager can perform calculations in built-in number fields as quantities or prices are entered. The result of the calculation is stored, not the calculation itself.
When entering a transaction, simply include an arithmetic expression in a number field. Allowed characters include:
Do not include an equal sign (=) in the field. While entering the calculation, Manager will display the entered characters. If the expression is incomplete or unallowable, the field is outlined in red. When a valid expression has been entered, its result is shown in real time and included in other calculations performed by the program.
The following entry is invalid because of a missing parenthesis preceding the numeral 6. Note how the
Total field remains zero:
When the expression is corrected, its results are used in the transaction:
and flow through to the completed form:
Calculations can be entered into multiple fields in the same line. They can also be quite elaborate. The following calculations:
When returning to the entry screen by clicking Edit, the results of the calculation have been stored, not the formulae:
Calculations cannot be performed in number-type custom fields. If an arithmetic expression is entered in such a field, the program ignores it.