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Sum of (vertical) fields in Reslts Page

Posted on 2003-02-19
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Last Modified: 2010-04-27
Hello People!
With great hope that someone has an advice/solution I present my problem. I am new to FileMaker (FMPro6) so I would apprechiate all of the help.
Here is the DB structure (the actual field names differ but for the ease of understanding...):
-Location (text)
-TotalSaleForThisItem (calcualtion=ItemPrice x Qunatity)
the scenario is:
user goes to search page (CMDL custom web-pub) that does sorting just fine.So if user selects

Location:Los Angeles

I would like to get the results:
Location   |    Item Price  |Quantity  |TotalSale  |date
1.Los Angeles|    50         |  2       |100       |1/1/2002
2.Los Angeles|    20         |  7       |140       |1/2/2002
3...                                               4...                                               5...                                               6.                                                
for the selected time frame (one week worth of time)
WEEKLY_TOTALQuantity=xxxx WEEKLY_TOTALSale=$xxxx                      

SO in other words a weekly report where the week starts based on my date selection and Verital Summ of resulting fields per page?
IS this possible?My background is in VBscript and ASP not FM scripting sooo....
I am at the point where I would really apprechiate your help...and IF this is NOT possible...CHANGE OUR WHOLE DB to Access...maybe?! :( help help help
Thank you guys......
Question by:lebisol

Accepted Solution

vux984 earned 540 total points
ID: 8002265
Quite frankly, I have little experience with CDML myself. However, this may get you where you want to go...

define two summary fields (totaldollars, and totalqty), and set them to "Total of dollars", and total of quantity respectively.

Summary fields simply perform the selected operation (total of, average of, standard deviation of...) on the records in the current "found set". Since the CDML "find query" will generate the correct found set you should be able to simply pull these field values to the web in the appropriate place via the appropriate cdml tag.

(Note that the summary fields will be identical for every record in the found set so it doesn't matter which record you get it from.)

Author Comment

ID: 8009727
Thank you very much!
One thing that confused me is that I did had those totoal defined but when viewed in FileMaker they "add the current record's totals"...while as you said they "add found totals" when CDML used...strange...(my background is in ASP).So as long as those fields stayed out of "repeated region" they add just great!
In any way this worked just fine!
Thank you....

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