From: Accountant on 4 May 2010 18:11 I make many financial reports and I am having trouble making the percentages work properly on group total lines. The totals sum up many detail lines and work fine, but since you can't add the percentages from the detail lines, it won't work. The detail lines have a percentage and work correctly. I have been using an average formula currently of the group lines, but you can't take an average of an average either. But it gets me closer. Does anyone have a simple solution for a relative intermediate user? Thanks. Account Name Budget Expense Balance Percentage Account 1 \$100 \$25 \$75 25% Account 2 \$200 \$100 \$100 50% Total \$300 \$125 \$175 42% ** **the problem From: Accountant on 4 May 2010 18:43 "Accountant" wrote: > I make many financial reports and I am having trouble making the percentages > work properly on group total lines. The totals sum up many detail lines and > work fine, but since you can't add the percentages from the detail lines, it > won't work. The detail lines have a percentage and work correctly. I have > been using an average formula currently of the group lines, but you can't > take an average of an average either. But it gets me closer. Does anyone have > a simple solution for a relative intermediate user? Thanks. > > Account Name Budget Expense Balance Percentage > Account 1 \$100 \$25 \$75 25% > Account 2 \$200 \$100 \$100 50% > > Total \$300 \$125 \$175 42% ** > > **the problem From: Duane Hookom on 5 May 2010 01:55 Aren't you looking for a simple: =Sum(Expense)/Sum(Budget) -- Duane Hookom Microsoft Access MVP "Accountant" wrote: > I make many financial reports and I am having trouble making the percentages > work properly on group total lines. The totals sum up many detail lines and > work fine, but since you can't add the percentages from the detail lines, it > won't work. The detail lines have a percentage and work correctly. I have > been using an average formula currently of the group lines, but you can't > take an average of an average either. But it gets me closer. Does anyone have > a simple solution for a relative intermediate user? Thanks. > > Account Name Budget Expense Balance > Percentage > Account 1 \$100 \$25 \$75 > 25% > Account 2 \$200 \$100 \$100 > 50% > > Total \$300 \$125 \$175 > 42% ** > > **the problem From: Accountant on 5 May 2010 11:23 That seems to work. I thought it had to be simple, but I couldn't get the exact syntax. Thanks. "Duane Hookom" wrote: > Aren't you looking for a simple: > =Sum(Expense)/Sum(Budget) > > -- > Duane Hookom > Microsoft Access MVP > > > "Accountant" wrote: > > > I make many financial reports and I am having trouble making the percentages > > work properly on group total lines. The totals sum up many detail lines and > > work fine, but since you can't add the percentages from the detail lines, it > > won't work. The detail lines have a percentage and work correctly. I have > > been using an average formula currently of the group lines, but you can't > > take an average of an average either. But it gets me closer. Does anyone have > > a simple solution for a relative intermediate user? Thanks. > > > > Account Name Budget Expense Balance > > Percentage > > Account 1 \$100 \$25 \$75 > > 25% > > Account 2 \$200 \$100 \$100 > > 50% > > > > Total \$300 \$125 \$175 > > 42% ** > > > > **the problem  |  Pages: 1 Prev: How do I parse a phone number?Next: button to generate multiple reports to email