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Microsoft Access Calculated Query Fields

Performing Math in Query Fields

Q: How can I calculate the product of two values in a query? For example, I'm figuring out order details, and I need to multiply the unit cost times the quantity purchased to figure out the line total.

A: Performing basic math in a query is a piece of cake. To multiple two fields like you want to do, just create a new "calculated" field like this:

=LineTotal: UnitPrice * Quantity

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