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Selection formula to choose between 5 data fields

Good day

i need some help with a selection formula to select description from 5 different tables. once a user selects a transaction i need the formula to match it with the correct subledger and then using that it gives the description as of that subledger.


Purchase order - description

inventory control - description

General ledger - description

Accounts payable - description

so if the transaction is coming from purchase order it should select the description as per the purchase order

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  • Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 09:23 AM

    Hi Taps,

    So, you have 5 different tables and you know from which table the transaction is happening, If not how will you identify which transaction it is ?

    You should have some flag or field to identify the transaction type, then you can write below formula.

    If {Transaction} = 'Purchase' Then {PurchseTable.description}


    If {Transaction} = 'Inventory' Then {inventory control.description}


    If {Transaction} = 'Generalledger' Then {General ledger.description}


    If {Transaction} = 'Accounts' Then {Accounts payable.description}



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