Can an attribute field be mapped to a GI and auto updated with the GI field changes?

  • 25 July 2021
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Can an attribute field be mapped to a GI and auto updated with the GI field changes?  We want to use “calculating columns” in a GI and then have the calculated amount auto-updated to an attribute field.  Is this possible? 


Best answer by Brian Stevens 26 July 2021, 14:32

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@dougmcbride79   I don’t think it is possible in standard Acumatica GI.

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Like Naveen, I’m not sure if this is possible or a preferred method.  User Defined Fields (a relatively recent low code/no code enhancement) leverages attributes to add a field to certain screens, which would be available to all records presented by the screen.  More traditional attributes, i.e. those attached to various classes, are subject to change by class and therefore a little messy to maintain for all possible classes of an object such as items or vendors.

I don’t know if you are a developer or have access to a developer resource, but you might define a custom field (i.e. UsrXXMyCustomCalc) and use a PXForumla attribute to populate it.  In some use cases, you might be able to get by with an unbound (not in the database) field, but some use cases require a bound field so the underlying SQL statement generated by Acumatica can retrieve the value in cases where business logic is not yet applied.

An old but good post showing some possibilities with PXFormula can be found  You also can find help on PXFormula by searching help for PXFormula or Calculation of Field Values.


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Thank you.  I greatly appreciate your help. 


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