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# sum of a column between two dates

Posted on 2004-09-04
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I want to do the following: where Beginning_Extraction_date and Extraction_date are parameters set to the report(entered by the end users)

1)Sum(table.Quantity) across all table.lot_numbers and all table.vendor_locations where table.Extraction_Date=Beginning_Extraction_Date

2)Sum of (table.quantity_received) across all table.Lot_numbers where table.Extraction_date between Beginning_Extraction_date and Extraction_date
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ebolek earned 108 total points
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you have to create create two frmulas for that

formula 1:
1)Sum(table.Quantity) across all table.lot_numbers and all table.vendor_locations where table.Extraction_Date=Beginning_Extraction_Date
numbervar total;
if {table.extractiondate} = {?parameetr_beginningextractiondate} then
total := total + {table.quantity};
else
total := total;
total;

formula 2
2)Sum of (table.quantity_received) across all table.Lot_numbers where table.Extraction_date between Beginning_Extraction_date and Extraction_date

numbervar total2;
if {table.extractiondate} >= {?parameetr_beginningextractiondate} or {table.extractiondate} <= {?parameetr_extractiondate} then
total2 := total2 + {table.quantity};
else
total2 := total2;
total2;

You ca do this inconditionally by using running totals too but you have to writ the same criteria for them too. And it is better for you to learn the crystal syntax to write formulas.

Regards
Emre
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Author Comment

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Thanks a lot! Emre...I really appreciate it.
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Expert Comment

ID: 11983169
Glad to help. I have been frustrated alot with crystal so i know your pain

Regards
Emre
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ID: 11986258

I get an error as : "The remaining text does not appear to be part of the formula"

this part is highlighted:
else
total2:=total2;
total2;

Do u think this part is necessary for the formula or we can ignore it. Please advise..Thanks!
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Expert Comment

ID: 11986352
if (({table.extractiondate} >= {?parameetr_beginningextractiondate}) or ({table.extractiondate} <= {?parameetr_extractiondate})) then
total2 := total2 + {table.quantity};
else
total2 := total2;
total2;

that error message states that we forgot a paranthesis or field name used is wrong

try this foemula.And yes that part is needed because it makes the sum

Regards
Emre
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Expert Comment

ID: 11986652
I suspect the error is because of the ; before the ELSE

Try
if {table.extractiondate} = {?parameetr_beginningextractiondate} then
total := total + {table.quantity}
else
total := total;
total;

numbervar total2;
if {table.extractiondate} >= {?parameetr_beginningextractiondate} or {table.extractiondate} <= {?parameetr_extractiondate} then
total2 := total2 + {table.quantity}
else
total2 := total2;
total2;

mlmcc
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mlmcc
; in the formulas are used to seperate multiple ones but stii if there is one line it shouldnt be the promlem

Regards
Emre
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numbervar total2;
if {table.extractiondate} >= {?parameetr_beginningextractiondate} or {table.extractiondate} <= {?parameetr_extractiondate} then
total2 := total2 + {table.quantity};
else
total2 := total2;
total2;

The error was becoz of the ; and i didnt get the error if i take off the ; before else.

also i have a question, in this formula i want to get the records that is between beginningextraction date and extraction date,so...instead of OR shouldnt I be using AND as follows:

numbervar total2;
if {table.extractiondate}>={?parameter_beginningextractiondate} AND {table.extractiondate}<={?parameter_extractiondate} then
total2:=total2 + {table.quantity}
else
total2:=total2;
total2;

As well, for total2 shouldnt it be having an intitialization value like

numbervar total2=0;
Please advise!
Thanks a lot for your guidance! I appreciate it!
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Expert Comment

ID: 12000310
yes if you want to get the dates between those dates you should use and

Regards
Emre
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Author Comment

ID: 12003269
As well, for total2 shouldnt it be having an intitialization value like

numbervar total2=0;
Please advise!
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