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Chapter 9. Defining Fields > Using Calculation and Summary Fields

Using Calculation and Summary Fields

You cannot enter anything directly into a calculation or summary field. Instead, the fields store and display the results of calculations you build via the Specify Calculation dialog box or the Options for Summary Field dialog box.

Formulas used to define a calculation field can be as basic or as complex as you need and will seldom use every tool available in the Specify Calculation dialog box. Our first example walks through a very simple formula.


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