This tip covers the instruction model: ABSOLUTE VALUE(NUM). This model returns the positive (or absolute) value of a number variable. In some accounting formulas, the result of the formula will be a negative number. You may want to not the value as a negative, but still be able to treat and format the number based on its positive value
What are the elements?
- ABSOLUTE VALUE: The function
- NUM: A number value, positive or negative
How do you use it?
Use it in a fillpoint or computation for a variable entered in the system
ABSOLUTE VALUE(Profits NU)
Use it to test the result of a calculation
ABSOLUTE VALUE(Gross Revenue NU - Expenses NU)