In general, XpressDox handles calculations in an obvious way. For example, the fillpoint `«FormatNumber(Amount * 1.1)»`

will show the *Amount *data element plus 10%. Or `«FormatNumber(Amount1 + Amount2,'#')»`

will show the sum of *Amount1 *and *Amount2*.

But `«FormatNumber(Amount1+AnotherAmount-Amount2)»`

will in all likelihood show ‘ “N” is not a valid digit’. The problem is that the minus sign (or, in XML a “Dash”) is a valid symbol in an element name, and so *AnotherAmount-Amount2* is actually a data element name (and not *AnotherAmount *less *Amount2*), and will (probably) have no value, and so the XML processor will not know how to add its value to *Amount1* and so will return “NaN” (Not a Number) for its value.

A good rule, then is to put a space around ALL the arithmetic operators (i.e. around `+`

`-`

`*`

and `div`

).

Note also that `/`

is NOT the symbol for division: `div`

is the symbol for division. Thus, to divide a number in half, the code would be:

The half-price sale value is $

`«FormatNumber(Price div 2)»`

More information and examples of calculations are in the recipes Using variables , Performing calculations and also Why do my calculations not work? (Part 2)