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    wijo85 is offline Novice
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    Calculated Field - value calculated based on 2 values in another tables

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    I'm relatively new to Microsoft Access, but I have a bit of SQL experience. I have a very specific question regarding a calculated field I would need in one of my tables

    The field InstrumentReturn from table t_instrument_return should be the current InstrumentPrice divided by the previous InstrumentPrice minus 1 (table= t_instrument_price). Note that each day for each instrument only one price is stored (the id is instrumentID) but that there are multiple instruments for which price info is stored on a single day. So for each of these instruments the InstrumentReturn should be calculated, based on the price info of that particular instrument

    Is this possible to calculate via calculated fields? If yes, how? Is this an appropriate method or do you advice me something else?


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    Do you really need to store this in a table?

    Calculation fields are usually carried out in a query or even form/report level

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