2 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2014 9:53 AM by Grant Perkins RSS

    Changing colums in the Summary window

    Oli _


      I've 2 questions to the summary window:

      Work with Monarch Pro7


      1. How can change the setup of colums shown in the summary window. There is no drag&drop possibility like in the table view. I'd like to diplay a text colum after a measurement field colum (numeric).


      2. Is there an option of making further to calculations with subtotals sums. If this is possible, can I bring in a condition like IF(Subtotal<0,0,Subtotal)

        • Changing colums in the Summary window
          Bruce _



          The summary window does not have that capacity.


          However if you make calculated fields in the Table window you can use them in the summary window.

          • Changing colums in the Summary window
            Grant Perkins



            Bruce has provided the definitive answer.


            The order of fields in the summary window is as defined in the key fields, followed by the Item fields and then, quite logically, the calculations which are dependent on the previous order of data groupings.


            If you need to present the results differently the easiest thing might be to export the summary to a report file and then pull that into another Monarch session as a table to change the order of the columns.


            As far as the negative values displayed as zero is concenrened, there are circumstances where that might occur naturally - (small negative decimal numbers where no decimal places are defined in the output format for example) but logically that can result in some key level summary values that do not seem to total to the summary of summaries. If this was extended to all negative values I could imagine the problem woujld be much greater.


            Once again you could use the export to a report file and revise in Monarch to creat calculated fields to change negative values to zero where you wish to do so.


            I can make no comment on whether it is wise and sensible to do that in a report. I assume that provided it is not for audit and accounting purposes there will be no harm done.


            The only other thing I can think of is to change the colour of the rows that show a value less than zero - but that does not seem to be quite the thing you need to do.


            Does this help to explain things?