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    Get the 0's gone and the -1's showing as 1

    I was using the 0;-0;"" format to get rid of the 0's in my table, so that I could see at a glance where my -1's where... However when it counts (totals) down at the bottom, even though the 0's arn't showing up, they are still being counted. Is there a way I can just query the table, then have the 0's gone and the absolute value of the 1 there so I can just use the sum function and don't have to worry about it?

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    hmmmm...

    are you using the summation sign in the query builder?

    what is '0;-0'""??? is that a mask of somekind?

    if you're counting the number of values in a column, COUNT() is influenced by records, not by the existence of non-null values, so that is right.

    what does absolute value have to do with this issue?

    this field that you mention is of WHAT data type?

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    Hoping you might clear up a little confusion where you say:

    "...However when it counts (totals) down at the bottom,..."

    You were previously referring to a table; is this still a table issue? I'm not familiar with Access tables keeping "totals" at the bottom.

    Yes, you can very easily query the table to find the sum. Post a sample?

    Cheers,

    Hi Adam, - yes, the 0;-0;"" is the field format setting in the table to hide the zeros.

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    The table will keep totals at the bottom (as will the query) and the count function counts how many values are in a particular column. The 0;-0;"" eleminates the 0's from being visible, however is not completely eliminating them, so when they count they are counting the non visable 0's. The 0;-0;"" goes in the format section, and just doesn't show the 0's. I hope this is explaining everything, I'm not 100% sure what it does, how it does, or what you're both asking. I just want the -1's to show when I check a box on the form and the 0's not to show or count in the totals. If you know how to accomplish that I really do appriciate any/all help.

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    Any chance you could post a sample so we can see what you're referring to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConneXionLost View Post
    Hi Adam, - yes, the 0;-0;"" is the field format setting in the table to hide the zeros.
    learned something else. kudos to you.

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