## Re: Calculation clip doing crazy calculations

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• Swiss X, I don t ordinarily reply to such confused requests. But the bad math came through clearly. Most of your problems come from the middle of the three
Message 1 of 4 , Nov 10, 2008
Swiss X,

I don't ordinarily reply to such confused requests. But the bad math
came through clearly.

Most of your problems come from the middle of the three lines I offer
a replacement for. But the remainder of your code needs some heavy
gardening as well. I'll leave that up to you.

In your code, replace the 3 lines of paypal calculation:

^!Set %Paypal%=^\$Calc((^%Tix%+^%Postage%)*0.05);2)\$
^!If "^%Paypal%" < "4.00" Next ELSE Skip_1
^!Set %Paypal%=^\$Calc(4*1)\$

with:

^!Set %paypal%=^\$Calc(max(4.00;(^%Tix%+^%Postage%)*0.05);2)\$

Not that you need it above, but if you're going to assign the product
of two constants to a variable, why not just assign the product as a
constant?

^!Set %paypal%=4
^!Set %Paypal%=^\$Calc(4*1)\$

Eb

PS, outside of Switzerland, when someone signs their mail with 'X',
they usually have to provide a witness to the signature.
• Hi ebbtidalflats ... The xxx was meant as three kisses for any help, not a sign of anonymity. Sorry it was misunderstood. I am still struggling with this
Message 2 of 4 , Jan 21, 2010
Hi ebbtidalflats
After a year and a bit more (well, time passes quickly) I only just noticed the last line of your reply:

> PS, outside of Switzerland, when someone signs their mail with 'X',
> they usually have to provide a witness to the signature.

The xxx was meant as three kisses for any help, not a sign of
anonymity. Sorry it was misunderstood.

I am still struggling with this blasted clip, it seems to have a life of its own, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I do wish someone would write a Paypal Wizard for Thunderbird. I have been using the one for Outlook but I don't like Outlook.

Thanks for your help in 2008.
• ... Though I had no idea what your XXX variable stood for at the time, I m sure I was just making a joke. Eb
Message 3 of 4 , Jan 24, 2010
--- In notetab@yahoogroups.com, "helvetica_switzerland" <z7dane@...> wrote:
>
> Hi ebbtidalflats
> After a year and a bit more (well, time passes quickly) I only just noticed the last line of your reply:
>
> > PS, outside of Switzerland, when someone signs their mail with 'X',
> > they usually have to provide a witness to the signature.
>
> The xxx was meant as three kisses for any help, not a sign of
> anonymity. Sorry it was misunderstood.

Though I had no idea what your XXX 'variable' stood for at the time, I'm sure I was just making a joke.

Eb
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