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I'm trying to total the columns in a two-dimensional array without much success.

Array look like:

object(stdClass)[685]
      public 'fusWeek' => string '45' (length=2)
      public 'Avg2012' => string '7.71' (length=4)
      public 'Avg2013' => string '7.84' (length=4)
      public 'Avg2014' => null
      public 'Avg2015' => null

I'm using the following code to do the calculation but just keep getting zero as the total

  $column = array_column($ary_table_data, 'Avg2012');
  $totals = array_sum($column);

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I know that the data in each column is a number but is held as a string, but was hoping PHP was clever enough to translate this.

Any other ideas or thoughts on how I can get this total to work out correctly.
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Question by:Sean Clarke
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by:COBOLdinosaur
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I think you will need to convert the stings to float usinf floatval()

See http://php.net/manual/en/function.floatval.php

once you have the data converted, array_sum() should work

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Ray Paseur earned 500 total points
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PHP can be helpful here if you "ask nicely" :-)

<?php // demo/temp_sean_clarke.php
error_reporting(E_ALL);

/** 
 * SEE: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/PHP/Q_28597329.html
 *
 * object(stdClass)[685]
 *      public 'fusWeek' => string '45' (length=2)
 *      public 'Avg2012' => string '7.71' (length=4)
 *      public 'Avg2013' => string '7.84' (length=4)
 *      public 'Avg2014' => null
 *      public 'Avg2015' => null
 */

// TEST DATA FROM THE POST AT E-E 
$obj = new StdClass;
$obj->fusWeek ='45';
$obj->Avg2012 ='7.71';
$obj->Avg2013 ='7.84';
$obj->Avg2014 = null;
$obj->Avg2015 = null;

// DOES THIS TEST DATA LOOK LIKE THE EXAMPLE?  YES.
var_dump($obj);

// MAKE IT INTO AN ARRAY SO WE CAN USE ARRAY_SUM()
$arr = (array)$obj;
$sum = array_sum($arr);
var_dump($sum);

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by:Sean Clarke
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Perfect thanks.
It was casting the stdClass to an array that sorted it out
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by:Ray Paseur
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Thanks for the points.  PHP has some object iterators that can help, too.  But the shortest path is just recasting the data type.
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