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I have a query, and I want a field that shows the current balance as of that transaction, eg:
__________________________________________________ _______
|__Transaction ID__|__Type_______|__Amount__|__Balance__|
|__1______________|__Deposit_____|__£10______|__£1 0_______|
|__2______________|__Deposit_____|__£30______|__£4 0_______|
|__3______________|__Withdrawal__|__£15______|__£2 5_______|

So far, I have this:

SELECT [Transaction ID], [Type], [Amount], (SELECT Sum([Amount]) FROM tblTransactions AS tblTransactions2 WHERE tblTransactions2.[Transaction ID] <= tblTransactions.[Transaction ID]) AS Balance
FROM tblTransactions
WHERE [Account ID]=1;

Although this does not look at the 'Type' field; it just adds the amounts; regardless of it being a deposit or withdrawal. I'm really not sure how to add this.

Thanks in advance.

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but I'm getting ?Name as the result.
The report is AssmntB where I need to have the value copied.
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Hi ,

I am new to this forum and relatively new to MSaccess, though I do have a limited amount of knowledge.

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50000..............Sales A.........123.............456.........789......... ..10
50100..............Sales B..........123............456..........789........ ...10
50200..............Sales C..........123............456..........789........ ...10
60000..............Cost Of Sale.........99............89............88....... .....20
60100..............Cost Of Sale.........97............96............95....... .....20
70000..............Salaries................62..... .......62............52............30
70100..............Rent....................25..... ........22...........22.............30

Using the make table Query facility within MSAccess I am able to create a table that looks like below which summarises the tblNominal:-

Group Description Current Yr Budget Prev Yr
10.......Sales......................369........... .....1368.......2367
20.......Cost Of Sale.............196.................185.........1 83
30.......Overheads.................87............. ......84..........74

So Far so good

When I try to create a report based on the above table the Sales, Cost Of Sales, and Overheads appear in the detail section of the report but I cannot seem to add a text box on the report that calculates a sub total

I am (trying) to create a report that can perform the following Calculation (Sales - Cost Of Sales (10 - 20)) for Current Yr Budget Prev Yr. Desired Report layout:

Group.............Description........Current Yr..........Budget........Prev Yr
10.................Sales...................369.... .............1368............2367
20.................Cost Of Sale..........196..................185............ .183
[Calc field]......Gross Profit............173 ................1183.........2184
30.................Overheads...............87..... ..............84.............74
[Calc field].......Net Profit...............86.................1099...... ....2110

If someone offer advice on how to achieve a solution to the above I would be grateful.

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2 02/01/2007 250000 300000
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