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schoots
Level 2

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.
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Emily M
QuickBooks Team

Can QBO do the same as QB desktop in doing arithmetic functions in value fields?

Good morning, @schoots.

 

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:

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-us/sales-orders/create-add-and-edit-custom-fields-in-...

 

Should you have any other questions, feel free to leave a comment.

schoots
Level 2

Can QBO do the same as QB desktop in doing arithmetic functions in value fields?

Hi Emily, thanks for that but I don't want to add a field. I want to be able to add numbers together by entering the numbers like you would with a calculator. In QB desktop this was standard function.

Kristian_S
QuickBooks Team

Can QBO do the same as QB desktop in doing arithmetic functions in value fields?

Hi schoots,

Using arithmetic functions in the value fields of Quantity, Rate and Amount can be used to calculate totals.

For example, if you were to create a new invoice and then in the QTY field you put 8*3 then the final number that will be left is 24.

As stated above, this is possible in the RATE and AMOUNT fields also.

Hope this helps.

Kristian.

schoots
Level 2

Can QBO do the same as QB desktop in doing arithmetic functions in value fields?

Hi Kristian, I just tried that again and it still didn't  do the total until I hit the tax drop down box and selected the appropriate tax field, then it totalled the amount field.

Brilliant, thanks for your help.