Applies to Infiniti v8.0 or later
 
Returns a positive (absolute) version of the number passed in as a parameter.

Usage

Abs ( n )

Parameters

n The number to be converted to absolute.
 
Example:
 
Basic absolute value
 
Abs(-1)
Abs([q44])
 
Perform a subtraction between two numbers entered by the user in two separate Text Field questions (q1 and q2).
 
Abs([q1] – [q2])
 
The parameters passed in do the following:
[q1] References the Text Field question with ID 1. For the example we will assume this is 10. [q2] References the Text Field question with ID 2. For the example we will assume this is 100.
 
After references have been calculated our example will be resolved to ‘Abs(10 - 100)’, and the calculation engine will process the inner formula to yield ‘Abs(-90)’. Finally the Abs() function will return 90, discarding the negative sign.
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Keywords

subtraction