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    3 Star Lounger
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    Calculation on a continuous form (Acc 97 sr2 on 95b)

    I am trying to create a form that shows Employee Name, Total Hours allocated, and a bar graph as:

    boxgraph.width = [totalofhours]

    calculated on form_Current

    What I am getting is: the value for [totalofhours] is taken from the first record and all the boxes are shown as the same value.

    How can I get the value for the box.width to be calculated for each record on the continuous form? (about 15).
    "Heading for the deep end"

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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Re: Calculation on a continuous form (Acc 97 sr2 on 95b)

    Only the contents (data) of controls vary by record in a continuous form (because the value depends on the control source). Formatting of a control, such as Width, is the same for all records.

    (Note: you may have seen examples of changing the background color of the detail section or of controls in a continuous form. This is all done by clever manipulation of the control source of controls. See for instance Mark Liquorman's great demo, downloadable from; look for 'Highlight a Single Row'.)

    You might try the following:
    <UL><LI>Place an unbound text box in the detail section of the form.
    <LI>If you like, you can make its border and background style transparent.
    <LI>Set its font to Terminal; you can experiment with font size later.
    <LI>Set its control source to

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