Solved

adding values from recordset

Posted on 2006-07-06
4
292 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
hi all
i have a recordset which lists customers spendings in form of

__________________________________________________
| itemname     |  quantity    |     itemprice    |     totalprice  |
----------------------------------------------------------------------

the rest i can get it without any problem but i dont know how to get the total of it. i can get the sum from sql statement however quantity is not calculated that way so its not useful for me.

is there a way to get the total for all the items listed ? thanks in advance
0
Comment
Question by:cempasha
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Dragonlaird earned 250 total points
ID: 17051069
I'm not entirely sure what you're trying to achieve...

Usually I'd submit a separate SQL query to retrieve the Sum of the fields if that was all I wanted because DB servers are much faster at calculating totals than ASP and this would also drastically reduce the amount of data being transferred (over a network?) to perform the calculation.

If you're using a loop to iterate through the recordset (say, to display them as a table?) then simply use variables to keep a running total as you process each record...
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:rohanbairat3
ID: 17051206
I think if you provide a group by clause in your SQL that should solve it. Else you have to calculate it manually.
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:cempasha
ID: 17051225
thanks for both comments. i dont know why i couldnt think of it before :)) i have done as dragonlaird mentioned

>>If you're using a loop to iterate through the recordset (say, to display them as a table?) then simply use variables to keep a running total as you process each record...

thanks again
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:Dragonlaird
ID: 17051493
Hehe - it's usually the simple answers that elude the best of us... Glad we could help
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

I recently decide that I needed a way to make my pages scream on the net.   While searching around how I can accomplish this I stumbled across a great article that stated "minimize the server requests." I got to thinking, hey, I use more than one…
This demonstration started out as a follow up to some recently posted questions on the subject of logging in: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/JavaScript/Q_28634665.html and http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…
Are you ready to implement Active Directory best practices without reading 300+ pages? You're in luck. In this webinar hosted by Skyport Systems, you gain insight into Microsoft's latest comprehensive guide, with tips on the best and easiest way…

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question