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Storing cumulative data

Posted on 2008-10-02
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how do you create a "bucket" for numbers and store them in a seperate field in a query?  Example: I have detail records that have data stored in a field called Accural 1which has the following data in detail records:Record 1= .0245, Record 2 = .0358, Recordl 3 = .458.  The bucket or new field would show the total or  .5183 in this example.
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To get sum, you can just do this:
SELECT SUM([Accrual 1]) AS TotalAccural
FROM yourTableName

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it is not advisable to store calculated values in a table.

yuo can always get the total value by using sum or dsum functions

in a query assuming you have a recordId and Accural 1 fields

select recordID, sum([Accural 1]) as TotalAccural
group by recordID
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select Accural_1, (select sum(Accural_1) from table_name) as bucket
from table_name
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by:jamesgu
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agree with capricorn1:

if one of the value is changed, the sum value will become incorrect,
or you may have to update the sum value as well.


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