Direct not matching input.

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    DougO
    The direct output effect will = event value if: 1) Industry Change activity type 2) Industry exists 3) You are not using margins. 4) The industry sector is not a retail/wholesale trade sector. But if it is, you can specify gross margin when prompted by the popup window and still have direct = event value. 5) Year of event = viewing year of results 6) Local purchase percentage = 100% If your case meets all the above, tell us the region you are modeling, year of data and sector where this is occuring so we can try.
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    cpeter9
    Ah, I'm using a retail sector (general merchandise) ... I specified the gross sales option instead of the gross margin option, that must be where the problem is!! I'll check and let you know, so you know that something else 'funny' isn't going on....thanks!
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    DougO
    Caution, more often than not, "Gross Sales" is the correct answer. Retail trade output per worker, earnings to output, and all the other industry relationships are based on output = gross margin. If the direct effect on retail trade is a purchaser value of spending, then setting to Gross Sales is correct as this allows the software to automatically change the gross sales value to a gross margin value. The difference will be assumed to be imported manufacturing and be missing from the direct effect totals.
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