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how to use the total of a sum function as part of another calulation in libreoffice base

asked 2020-10-22 22:25:48 +0200

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how to use the total of a sum function as part of another calculation in libreoffice base ver

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Please provide more complete information. What do you mean by 'another calculation'? What SQL query have you tried so far? Most likely everything will be done in a single SQL query.

frofa gravatar imagefrofa ( 2020-10-22 22:44:41 +0200 )edit

I am using a query on my form to show me the sum of the amount field in one of my tables. Form has 5 tables on it. This is for a Invoice for many customer. some have one line (1 amount) and some have 4 or 5 lines( 4 or 5 amounts) I need to get the total of these amounts and subtract some other costs to give me the profit on this customer.

Panchopar gravatar imagePanchopar ( 2020-10-22 22:58:30 +0200 )edit

I can get the total sum but it is a alias and it won't let me use alias fields as a part of a calculation.

Panchopar gravatar imagePanchopar ( 2020-10-22 23:00:28 +0200 )edit

Can you give us the query CODE please? Also, you might want to consider doing your TOTALS via a REPORT (using the Base Report Builder).

frofa gravatar imagefrofa ( 2020-10-23 00:19:08 +0200 )edit

SELECT "cusinfo"."cnum", "cusinv"."invnum", SUM( "invitem"."amount" ) "stotal", "total" - "ourcost" - "shipcost" - "motax" - "rsellfee" - "raffee" - "rsalestax" - "rbumpfee" "profit1" FROM "EddiesG"."cusinv" "cusinv", "EddiesG"."cusinfo" "cusinfo", "EddiesG"."invitem" "invitem", "EddiesG"."revinfo" "revinfo" WHERE "cusinv"."cnum" = "cusinfo"."cnum" AND "invitem"."invnum" = "cusinv"."invnum" AND "revinfo"."invnum" = "cusinv"."invnum" GROUP BY "cusinv"."invnum" ORDER BY "cusinfo"."cnum" ASC

Panchopar gravatar imagePanchopar ( 2020-10-23 18:38:02 +0200 )edit

should "stotal" be "total"? Any error messages? Also, the SUM function part may not be 'available' as an alias unless nested in an inner SELECT clause - assuming that inner clauses are calculated first by the SQL engine. (But I confess I am not an expert in SQL code.)

frofa gravatar imagefrofa ( 2020-10-24 05:42:28 +0200 )edit

stotal is the alias for the sum of the amount. total is another field in cusinv table.

Panchopar gravatar imagePanchopar ( 2020-10-27 05:05:55 +0200 )edit

What was the error code? Does the query work without the use of an alias?

frofa gravatar imagefrofa ( 2020-10-28 08:45:55 +0200 )edit

yes the query works fine but when I try to add a calculation using the alias it says can't find that field.

Panchopar gravatar imagePanchopar ( 2020-10-29 04:09:19 +0200 )edit

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answered 2020-10-29 00:27:36 +0200

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Easiest method is simply duplicate:

SUM( "invitem"."amount" )

as a part of your wanted calculation such as:

SUM( "invitem"."amount" ) - "A" -"B" - "C" As "Profit"

The other method is to embed the select in another. Probably more trouble than it is worth.

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Will try that. Thanks for the help

Panchopar gravatar imagePanchopar ( 2020-10-31 06:58:57 +0200 )edit

answered 2020-10-25 02:40:06 +0200

frofa gravatar image

See my comments above.

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