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Hour 7. Working with Calculations, Formu... > Setting Calculation Storage

Setting Calculation Storage

In the Specify Calculation dialog, the Storage Options button below the calculation entry field at the right opens the Storage Options dialog, where you specify whether to store the result of the calculation. Part of the power of calculations is that they need not be stored but can be calculated automatically by FileMaker when they're needed. This saves space in the database file at the expense of more processing time (depending on the complexity of the calculation, it may be faster to retrieve data from the database than to recalculate it).

Your choice with regard to storing the calculation depends on what it is, what it's used for, and how often it's accessed. The Expense Report template used in this hour provides two sets of examples.


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