Perform calculations in number fields

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:

  • Numerals 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9
  • Operators +, -, *, and /
  • Parentheses and braces (, ), {, and } in matching pairs

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 mismatched parenthesis and brace. Note how the Amount 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:

Calculations cannot be performed in number-type custom fields. If an arithmetic expression is entered in such a field, the program ignores it.

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