AutoCalcField – What’s that?

There are so many properties and functions available in Navision that its impossible to learn them completely in few years. Some of them are complex but most of them are simple and we simply unknowingly use them.

You would have been amazed knowing some of the properties which you use quite regularly but never bothered about knowing them. In this series of posts, we will try to under few of them. Today we will start with ‘AutoCalcField

You all know that if you display a flow field onto a form or a report, the system calculates the flow field value automatically and displays it. Do you know why system behaves like this? Just because of the property ‘AutoCalcField‘.

This simple property is related to any control onto a form or a report which displays a flow field. In other words, you can change this property in those controls whose source expression is a flow field.

Why we don’t really notice them? Because ‘Yes’ is the default value for this property. If you turn it to ‘No’, the control simply will not calculate the flow field value automatically.

To check it out, open the Vendor card (form 26) in design mode and go to the property of the field “Balance (LCY)”. You will find, the AutoCalcField property is set to ‘TRUE’ by default. You can change it to ‘No’ and see whether this field is anymore displaying the Vendor Balances or not.

Good Luck.

See you in Next property 🙂

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