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Peter Eichel

Waste factor in a worksheet

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I've added a column to a worksheet in order to display a waste factor for yards of concrete. Currently the volume column database function reads "=CRITERIAVOLUME*1.05". I would rather instead that the waste factor (1.05) in this equation access a cell in the newly created waste factor column. Also, I need the waste factor to display properly in the spreadsheet cell, for example "5%" or perhaps "1.05" but I cannot come up with a working function for the database cell.

Any ideas out their.

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In the database section, every column that you want to do manual entry for must be a filed in a record. You will need to create a custom record with a numeric field and attach it to each of the objects. You will then be able to enter a custom waste factor for each object individually.

Once you get the field set up to allow the data entry you can edit the formulas so the value you enter is whatever you want.

If you want it to be 5% and have this entered in cell D5, you would use a formula like =C5*(1+D5).

If you would rather use 1.05, the formula would be C5*D5

Ask again if you still have questions.

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