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In an Access 2007 table, can you add a formula to one cell

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In an Access 2007 table, can you add a formula to one cell? For example, I am trying to add the following formula to one cell and I keep getting an error. @sum(1200-400).
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  John D replied 9 years ago.


In Access you can create formulas (called 'expressions' in Access) in tables, queries, forms, reports, and macros. If you want to apply an expression in a table it has to be done for the 'field' which will apply to all records, but you cannot apply it to one cell only (i.e. for one record only). Also expressions in Access (and Excel) start with the equal sign and not the @ symbol. So for the sum formula that you typed, it would be

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.


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