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Sql server pivot table summing wrong.

Posted on 2013-05-22
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good afternoon, I am having some trouble creating a pivot table.

 
USE [nominals]
GO
set dateformat ymd
select * from
(
 select distinct account_title, (tran_amount + vat_amount) as total,project_code from nominalsview
  where managerid = 1052 and tran_date between '2013-04-01' and '2014-03-31'
 ) x
 pivot
 (
 sum(total)
 for project_code in (CORP1, EMP01, FAC01, FAM01, FIN01, FIR01, MAR01, MAT01, MUN01, 
 PLA01, PRIV1, PRO01, PRO02, REC01, REP01, RES01, ADMIN, CON01, COR01, HR001, IT001,
  LIT01, MIS01, PI001, PRF01, PRL01, PROP1, SSD01, TAX01, TRA01, TRU01)
 ) p;

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the table appears to be fine but the summed totals are not correct, its as if some rows aren't being added to the equation. am I missing something really obvious here?
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Question by:forsters
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by:Sharath
ID: 39187999
Can you post sample data from your table
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by:forsters
ID: 39188184
not really its sensitive info. the columns in the sum function are decimals if that helps. and its obvious that its a case of some rows just not being included in the sum but these rows don't stand out for any reason.
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by:Anthony Perkins
ID: 39188484
not really its sensitive info.
Nobody is asking you to post the real data.  The keyword here is "sample" data.
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Scott Pletcher earned 1500 total points
ID: 39188721
First, we need to correct the date comparison, as below; that alone might cause the totals to be off a little bit.

The "distinct" couild also be a problem; instead of using the nominals view, it would be better to write a query directly against the underlying tables that did not require "distinct".



select * from
(
 select distinct account_title, (tran_amount + vat_amount) as total,project_code from nominalsview
  where managerid = 1052 and tran_date >= '20130401' and tran_date < '20140401'
) x
 pivot
 (
 sum(total)
 for project_code in (CORP1, EMP01, FAC01, FAM01, FIN01, FIR01, MAR01, MAT01, MUN01,
 PLA01, PRIV1, PRO01, PRO02, REC01, REP01, RES01, ADMIN, CON01, COR01, HR001, IT001,
  LIT01, MIS01, PI001, PRF01, PRL01, PROP1, SSD01, TAX01, TRA01, TRU01)
 ) p;
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Author Closing Comment

by:forsters
ID: 39191005
Scott your a legend, tidy up the view a bit and removed the distinct from the pivot procedure and its all working well now. Cheers fellah.
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Expert Comment

by:Scott Pletcher
ID: 39191033
Thanks ... it's nice to be a "B"-level legend!
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Author Comment

by:forsters
ID: 39191055
sorry Scott i though i had it on A can it be edited?
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Expert Comment

by:Scott Pletcher
ID: 39191512
LOL, np, you'd have to have it re-opened and then re-close it, not worth the hassle :-)
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Author Comment

by:forsters
ID: 39193890
sorry mate.
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