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How to do a disctinct count of null values?

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How to do a disctinct count of null values?

I have a report that I need the distince count of employee numbers, but I need to exclude the null values (as they are not to be included int a given category).



Thank you very much.
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Question by:kgittinger
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peter57r earned 500 total points
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It sounds like you want to get this count at group level.
So create a formula field for the group header...

WhilePrintingrecords;
Numbervar nullKnt:=0;
""

In the detail line add formula field..

WhilePrintingrecords;
Numbervar nullKnt;
if isnull(table.employee}) then nullKnt:=1;
""

In the group  footer;

WhilePrintingrecords;
Numbervar nullKnt;
distinctCount({Table.Employee}, {table.groupfield}) - nullKnt
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by:waltersnowslinarnold
ID: 37805883
This sample query could well assist you;

SELECT SUM(CASE WHEN col IS NULL THEN 1 ELSE 0 END) NullCount
FROM tableName
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