Network Automation Software We are currently migrating this forum
over to our HelpSystems domain. Please
post all new threads in our new
HelpSystems Community Portal.
Post to the HelpSystems Forum
You are not currently logged on. You must be logged on in order to post. Log on
Or Create a new account
AutoMate Discussion
Decrease font size
Increase font size
Topic Title: Distance Calculation
Topic Summary: Trying to calculate the distance between two points
Created On: 09/12/2017 08:53 AM
Status: Read Only
Linear : Threading : Single : Branch
Search Topic Search Topic
Topic Tools Topic Tools
View similar topics View similar topics
View topic in raw text format. Print this topic.
 09/12/2017 08:53 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
Student (5-19 posts)

Posts: 17
Joined: 10/10/2013

In excel I can calculate the distance between two points using a function, but I would like to replicate this same formula in Automate.

This is the formula used in Excel: =ACOS(SIN(Lat1)*SIN(Lat2) +COS(Lat1)*COS(Lat2)*COS(Lon2-Lon1)) *6371

I know Automate has the ability to perform math formulas, but I can't seem to figure it out.

Can anyone please help?

 Category Survey
AutoMate 9 version: 9.0.3
Windows version: Windows 7

Task Steps: (Right click, Select All, Copy to copy to the clipboard. Steps can then be pasted into the AutoMate Task Builder)
 09/14/2017 06:59 AM
User is offline View Users Profile Print this message

Author Icon
Justin Aucoin

Posts: 360
Joined: 02/15/2016

Hello JustinChugg,

The AutoMate Math group does not contain the ACOS, or inverse cosine, function. Our math group consists of Abs, Atn, Cos, Exp, Fix, Int, Log, Randomize, Rnd, Round, Sgn, Sin, Sqr, Tan. Your would need to construct this formula to use AutoMate for this calculation.

 Category Survey
AutoMate 9 version:
Windows version:


Justin Aucoin | Support Analyst
AutoMate | Division of HelpSystems
HelpSystems, LLC | T: +1.213.738.1700 | F: +1.213.738.7665
18258 users are registered to the AutoMate Discussion forum.
There are currently 0 users logged in.
The most users ever online was 5551 on 01/08/2018 at 11:11 AM.
There are currently 1870 guests browsing this forum, which makes a total of 1870 users using this forum.

FuseTalk Enterprise Edition v4.0 - © 1999-2020 FuseTalk Inc. All rights reserved.

Sitemap Network Automation Software Blog