Even though Yearli has many built in calculations for many different situations, there still may be times when you will need to create custom calculations. Calculations help automate data entry by calculating fields, rather than having to manually key the numbers. The Set Calculations screen is split into three sections; these sections are Enter Calculations, Amount Type ID List, and Match the Calculation to the Field.

__Enter Calculations__

Calculations are created and defined in this section. There is no limit for the number of calculations that can be entered. The list can be sorted by all calculations entered or calculations entered for the selected payer. When entering the calculation formula each variable will be represented by an R code or a T code. These codes are obtained from the Amount Type ID List.

__Amount Type ID List__

This list is used to determine the Amount Type ID used in the Enter Calculations section. “R” codes refer to the return level and “T” codes refer to the transaction level.

__Match the Calculation to the Field__

After the calculation formula has been entered, the Calculation ID is matched to the amount type requiring the calculation.

__Adding a custom calculation__

- Click on the Payer List button.
- Double click on the payer name.
- Highlight a recipient.
- Double click on the W-2 form in the Form List.
- Click on the Calcs button in the upper right corner of the W-2 return or the transaction screen.
- Click the Add button on the right side of the Set Calculations window.
- Under Enter Calculations window enter the calculation name and formula.
- Under the Match Calc ID to the Field window assign the Calc ID number to the Amount Type Name.
- Click OK.

**CALCULATION SYNTAX**

Arithmetic Operator |
Meaning |
Example |
---|---|---|

+ (plus) | Addition | 2+2 |

- (minus) | Subtraction | 2-2 |

* (asterisk) | Multiplication | 4*4 |

/ (slash) | Division | 2/2 |

Comparison Operator |
Meaning |
Example |
---|---|---|

= (equal) | Equal to | R3=R1 |

> (greater than) | Greater than | R3>R1 |

< (less than) | Less than | R3<R1 |

>= (greater than or equal to) | Greater than or equal to | R3>=R1 |

<= (less than or equal to) | Less than or equal to | R3<=R1 |

<> (not equal to) | Not Equal to | R3<>R1 |

Calculation Function |
Meaning |
Example |
---|---|---|

MIN | Returns the smallest number of two values | MIN(R1,R3) This statement will return the smaller of the two values. |

MAX | Returns the largest number of two values | MAX(R1,R3) This statement will return the larger of the two values. |

INT | Rounds a number down to the nearest integer | INT(R3) In this statement, R3 will be rounded down to the nearest integer. |

ROUND | Rounds a number to a specified number of digits. The second number specifies the number of digits to round to. | ROUND(R3,1) In this statement, R3 will be rounded to have only one decimal place. |

@IF | Returns one value if a condition specified evaluates to TRUE and another value if it evaluates to FALSE. @IF(statement_to_be_evaluated, what_to_do_if_statement_is_true, what_to_do_if_statement_is_false) | @IF(R1<1000,R2*10,R2*2) In this statement, if R1 is less than 1000, R2 will be multiplied by 10. If R1 is greater than 1000, R2 will be multiplied by 2. |