Solved

Count function in Crystal

Posted on 2008-10-23
10
1,139 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-19
Hi.  I need to do a simple record count in CR.
Fields: an integer, a datetime stamp.
I need a count by day/date/year of events each day:
5813      10/24/2008     7
5813       10/25/2008    6

SQL is a cinch:

SELECT     didnumber,LEFT(CONVERT(varchar(11), starttime, 101),11) as start
into temp1
FROM         CallLog
WHERE     (DIDNumber IN (5290, 5813))

select didnumber,start,count(*) total
from temp1
group by didnumber,start
ORDER BY DIDNumber, Start

How is this done in CR Design?
Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:michaelheffernan
  • 6
  • 4
10 Comments
 
LVL 100

Expert Comment

by:mlmcc
ID: 22792069
You can group the report by date 3 times
For the first select the timeframe as YEAR
Second group timeframe is month
third timeframe is day

Then use summaries at the group level to count the events.

mlmcc
0
 

Author Comment

by:michaelheffernan
ID: 22797940
Hmmmmm.... lemme think about this 'un...
0
 

Author Comment

by:michaelheffernan
ID: 22800211
Hi.  Well, I kinda get the logic.  I don't see how to parse the year/month/day out of this datetime field for each grouping.  CR wants to group the field, period.

How do I parse out each element of the datetime field?
0
What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

 
LVL 100

Expert Comment

by:mlmcc
ID: 22800615
When you create the group, since it is a date field you get an extra option for the interval to group on.

mlmcc
GroupingByDate.jpg
0
 

Author Comment

by:michaelheffernan
ID: 22817498
Ah, different version.
 
I do not have such options.  I so rarely have to do something like this that I have never upgraded CR thru its ownership changes.
This may not be possible with this version.

1.jpg
0
 
LVL 100

Accepted Solution

by:
mlmcc earned 125 total points
ID: 22819068
You need to choose a DATE field.

mlmcc
0
 

Author Comment

by:michaelheffernan
ID: 22827200
Ah, oops, yes.  Okay, lemme try it...
0
 

Author Comment

by:michaelheffernan
ID: 22827213
Ah, I see, I see, sayeth the blind man.  Okay, thanks, I believe I can sort this out; thank you.
0
 
LVL 100

Expert Comment

by:mlmcc
ID: 22854400
WHy accept that comment as the answer when the comment from the expert is the answer.  

mlmcc
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:michaelheffernan
ID: 31509479
Thank you.  I probably clicked the wrong link or wrong comment to accept as a solution.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering 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

Introduction In my previous article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS-SQL-Server/SSIS/A_9150-Loading-XML-Using-SSIS.html) I showed you how the XML Source component can be used to load XML files into a SQL Server database, us…
In this article we will learn how to fix  “Cannot install SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2: Unable to install windows installer msi file” error ?
Familiarize people with the process of utilizing SQL Server functions from within Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the SQL Server objects that you can interact with from within Microsoft Ac…
Via a live example, show how to shrink a transaction log file down to a reasonable size.

828 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