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Calculation test

Run a calculation test to find errors and anomalies in your tender. Broker Estimate settings let you control what checks the calculation test performs.

Run a calculation test

  1. In the tender window, click the tender that you want to test.

  2. On the tender window’s toolbar, click Calculate Calculate.

If the calculation test finds erroneous or anomalous lines, it lists them. See Fix errors that the calculation test finds below.

Fix errors that the calculation test finds

If the calculation test finds errors or anomalies in the tender’s lines, it lists them. Follow these steps to fix the errors:

  1. To open a line’s details for editing, double-click the line.

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  2. Make the necessary changes and then click OK.

  3. After you have gone through all relevant lines, click Recheck to rerun the calculation test.

  4. If necessary, repeat steps 1–3 until the calculation test finds no errors.

Turn automatic calculation tests on or off

By default, Broker Estimate runs the calculation test automatically before commands such as printing the tender. You can turn automatic calculation tests on or off in Broker Estimate settings. However, we recommend that you don’t turn automatic calculation tests off.

  1. In the primary window, on the toolbar, click Settings Settings.

  2. In the pane at the left, click Calculation test.

  3. Select or clear the Test checkbox.

Edit calculation test settings

Edit calculation test settings to choose which checks the calculation test performs, that is, which checks are turned on.

  1. In the primary window, on the toolbar, click Settings Settings.

  2. In the pane at the left, click Calculation test.

  3. To edit a check, follow these steps:

    • Double-click the value that you want to edit.

    • Depending on the row that you clicked, either click the new value that you want to choose or type a new value. (When the value is either Yes or No, Yes means that the check is turned on.)

  4. Click OK.

Use conditions to mark tender lines

Use the checks in calculation tests to automatically mark lines where a condition applies. For example, you can mark all lines whose supplier price has expired.

Note: Using a check as a marking condition requires that the check is turned on in calculation test settings.

  1. Click the tender whose lines you want to mark.

  2. Right-click on the mouse, and then click Mark lines by condition.

  3. To use a check as a marking condition, follow these steps:

    • On the check’s row, double-click the Active cell, and then click Yes.

    • On the same row, double-click the Colour cell.

    • Click the colour that you want to use to mark matching lines, and then click OK.

  4. Click Ok.