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## Get a grand total from multiple other sum formulas without Circular Reference

HI there,

So I am to get the grand total from three other text inputs that have formulas in them. I can just sum all three because its giving me a circular reference.

DataCardValue50_3 is the Sum of Labor

DataCardValue71_2 is the Sum of Materials

DataCardValue88_2 is the Sum of Equipment.

I would like to Sum all of these in a Total Project Amount Text Input that is on a separate screen. I feel like this should be really simple but I am getting jumbled up on how to do it.

Any help apprecriated!

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Hi @shelvia,

There are several places that you could place the variable.

Here are some options:

• OnHidden property of the screen with the subtotals; once you navigate the screen will be hidden and the total value saved in the gblTotalSum
• OnSelect property of button you use to navigate to other screen
• OnSuccess property if you submit the form before seeing the Total value

One word of caution -- you don't want to have your global variable be calulated on a screen that doesn't have the subtotals. It's fine to display the global variable on any screen; however, you must make sure that it is calculated on a screen that has all the subtotals. Otherwise, you will run into a performance issue of having to load another screen with the data to calculate a variable which is on another screen.

Best Wishes,

Matren

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Hi @shelvia,

Normally you would just store the sum of the datacards in a variable:

`Set(gblTotalSum, Sum(DataCardValue50_3.Text, DataCardValue71_2.Text, DataCardValue88_2.Text))`

Then display in the Text property of a label on the other screen:

`"Total Project Amount " & gblTotalSum`

If you tried this and are getting a circular reference, then please list the code for how you get each individual sum. The issue will most likely be that you are referencing the same referential data across code sets.

Let me know how it goes.

Best Wishes,

Matren

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Sum(DataCardValue50_3 .Text*1, DataCardValue71_2 .Text*1, DataCardValue88_2 .Text*1)

Helper II

@Matren Thank you for responding! Where would I put the variable itself (like where to type it)?

Super User

Hi @shelvia,

There are several places that you could place the variable.

Here are some options:

• OnHidden property of the screen with the subtotals; once you navigate the screen will be hidden and the total value saved in the gblTotalSum
• OnSelect property of button you use to navigate to other screen
• OnSuccess property if you submit the form before seeing the Total value

One word of caution -- you don't want to have your global variable be calulated on a screen that doesn't have the subtotals. It's fine to display the global variable on any screen; however, you must make sure that it is calculated on a screen that has all the subtotals. Otherwise, you will run into a performance issue of having to load another screen with the data to calculate a variable which is on another screen.

Best Wishes,

Matren

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Helper II

Perfect, Thank you so much!

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