The CALCAVEPAY function can be used to calculate an employee's pay over a number of pay periods. It takes 3 parameters, two of which are mandatory and the last of which is optional. The three parameters are:
- The pay relationship(s) you want to include in the averaging calculation (mandatory)
- The number of pay periods to calculate the average over (mandatory)
- Option for how the calculation is done (optional)
You can include as many pay elements as you like in the first parameter. The field numbers or short names go inside single quotes, like 'F500' if your salary field is F500. To use multiple fields, split the fields with commas, inside the same single quotes, like 'F500,F510,F520,F1000'.
The number of pay periods to calculate the average over should be fairly self-explanatory. Normally you'd want 52 for weekly pay or 12 for monthly pay.
The option for how it's calculated can be one of four things:
- Blank, which means do a straight calculation over the number of pay periods specified
- P, which means use the last N payments rather than the last N pay periods.
- Q, which means use the last N payments where the value being added up is not 0
- S, which means use the last N pay periods without statutory payments (SMP, SPP, etc).
So to get the average pay for field 500 over the last 12 pay periods where the value being added up is not 0, you'd use:
And to get the average of the last 52 weeks for fields 500, 600, 700 and 800 where, skipping weeks with statutory payments in, you'd use
You can also use the CALCAVEPAY function to calculate average hours, just use the hours fields in the first parameter instead if the pay value fields.
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