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% fields treated as integers in calclualtions

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This seems silly to me, but it appears that any percentage type field used in a calculated field is treated as a number instead of a percentage.
For example:
A percentage field set at 20%
A currency Field set at $500
multiplied together = $10,000

Change the 20% to 0.20% and then it equals $100.

Maybe this is intentional, but I cant’ figure out why.

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The best workaround for this right now is to include a constant in the formula (i.e., multiply the result by .01). We recognize that this is suboptimal behavior and we do plan on addressing it in the future.

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Tanks for the quick response.