Can QBO do the same as QB desktop in doing arithmetic functions in value fields?
Just allocating expenses to the appropriate account. The issue I have specifically is in my old Quickbooks desktop you could add, subtract, take percentages off amounts in the field itself. For example if the total receipt was for say $100 and say 3 items were to be allocated to office supplies , say 1 at $3, another at say $34 and the 3rd at $16 you could just enter 3+34+16 and the field would contain $$53 but I can’t seem to do that with QB online, I have to use an external calculator to get the total which seems like a backward step.
I’m happy to further assist you with the arithmetic functions. In QuickBooks Online you can create, add, and edit customer fields in QuickBooks Advanced. This function allows you to track information that matters to you and your customers. You can have 10 active custom fields between your sales forms (invoices, expenses, and estimates), purchase orders and customer profiles. Other than text, you can also create a custom drop-down, date, and number fields.
Here’s an article about creating, adding, and editing custom fields in QuickBooks Online Advanced that will be helpful: