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Examples of Formula and Combination Fields


Custom field

Result in custom field

Number of days since the item was received. (Formula field)

DateValue (Now())-DateValue ([Received]) & " Day(s)"

6 Day(s)

Description of a meeting or appointment in Calendar. (Formula field)

"This meeting occurs " & [Recurrence Pattern] & " in " & [Location]

The meeting occurs every day from 12:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. in room 1231

Amount to be charged for a phone call recorded in the Journal at $0.75 a minute. (Formula field)

IIF ([Entry Type] = "Phone call" , Format ([Duration] * .75, "Currency"), "None")


Description of a Message Flag. (Formula field)

IIF ( [Flag Status] = "2", [Message Flag] & " " & [Due By],"")

Follow up 3/5/2009 8:00:00 A.M.

The first phone number recorded for a contact, in order of appearance in the formula. (Combination field)

[Business Phone] [Business Phone 2] [Home Phone] [Home Phone 2] [Cell Phone]

(555) 555-1234

A description of a field combined with the field itself. (Combination field)

Task Due: [Due Date]

Task Due: 3/5/2009 8:00:00 A.M.

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