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Report Writer Calculated Field Help!

  • 1.  Report Writer Calculated Field Help!

    Posted Jul 08, 2019 04:40 PM
    I am trying to write a calculated field in Report Writer so that it appends an asterisk to the beginning and end of a field, so it can be read by a barcode scanner. I will admit that with as much as I have customized report layouts in the past, I have never been able to get the calculated fields to work, but now it is a necessity. I originally followed instructions from this page:

    This is where I am right now:

    Other syntax I have tried:

    # "*" + STRIP( SOP_HDR_WORK.SOP Number ) + "*"
    # "*" + STRIP(LNG_STR( SOP_HDR_WORK.SOP Number ) ) + "*"

    The error message is particularly unhelpful (Error in equation), so I am not sure where to start. Any insight is very much appreciated on where I am going wrong.

    Audrey Forrest
    Senior Accountant and Business Analyst
    GP 2015 R2, D365 CRM V9
    CRMUG Chapter Leader - Seattle

  • 2.  RE: Report Writer Calculated Field Help!

    Posted Jul 08, 2019 06:20 PM
    You're almost there.  Don't use the +.  Use the CAT (concatenate) instead.  It will insert # in the formula.  i.e.   "*" # STRIP(SOP_HDR_WORK.SOP Number) # "*"​​​

    Diana Doane
    Ascend Learning, LLC
    Leawood KS


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