Warnings and errors in nutrition calculations
Learn about the difference between warnings and errors in nutrition calculations and how to resolve these issues.
Outcomes of nutrition calculations
These outcomes apply to both recipes and menu items.
Complete calculation of a nutrient amountIf all components have amounts for a specific nutrient, this is ideal, and Fillet can calculate the total amount of that nutrient in that object. (In this situation, you would not see any warnings or errors.)
"No data" for a nutrient amountIf none of the components have any data for a specific nutrient, there is no issue, and Fillet will simply show “No data”. (In this situation, you would not see any warnings or errors.)
Incomplete data for a nutrient amount
If some components have amounts for a specific nutrient, but not some components do not, then Fillet notify you of this issue. Fillet will provide you with the incomplete calculation for that nutrient displayed with a warning.
Error preventing calculation
This means that Fillet cannot calculate nutrition information because of errors. These errors may be caused by one or more components. For Fillet to calculate nutrient amounts, you must resolve the errors preventing calculation.
Fillet will show you a warning when there are issues that result in incomplete data:
Incomplete data means that during calculation, Fillet detected that some components have amounts for certain nutrients, while some other components have "No data" for those nutrients. This means that the calculation result may be inaccurate.
Typically, this occurs because you entered some nutrient amounts for some ingredients, but not amounts for different nutrients in other ingredients. This issue is compounded further as you create recipes and use recipes as components.
Solutions to warnings
- Nutrient: If a nutrient is shown with a warning, this means that some components have no amounts entered for that nutrient.
If a component is shown with a warning, go to that component and review its nutrition information.
The issue might be nested inside a component’s component.
You need to fix this issue in each component that has "No data" for that nutrient. When Fillet detects that all components have amounts for those particular nutrients, the warning will no longer be shown.
Fillet will alert you if there are any errors that prevent nutrition calculation:
Solutions to errors
Warnings and errors, at the same time
In certain situations, Fillet will display a warning and an error at the same time.
This is because an object (the recipe or menu item) can have incomplete nutrition data as well as conversion issues.
In these situations, you need to address the causes of the warnings and errors, which may have different causes.