Hello there,

First off, I'm a bit of a newbie, so sorry about this as I'm sure it

has been mentioned on the mailing list before.

I've run into the divide by zero problem when calculating equations in the

database.

The equations are akin to (a + b) / (c + d)

or

[ a + (b /c) ] / (d + e)

where c and d can be minus numbers.

While a procedure along the lines of

DIVIDE (a+b , c+d)

if c+d = 0, set c+d = NULL

is possible, the equations, with multiple divional factors, are likely to cause

a simple procedure akin to this to go really slowly.

Any ideas?

William Knott

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