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I have a MySQL query and I cant get the average right. I am dividing the total by the number of days and it is giving me a wierd number
Anyone see the issue?
SELECT job.company, 
       Sum(sfrentaldays + wfrentaldays) 
       AS RentalDays, 
       Sum(sfrentaldays * sfrentalrate) 
       AS SFBilling, 
       Sum(wfrentaldays * wfrentalrate) 
       AS WFBilling, 
       Sum(rigupcharge + rigdowncharge) 
       AS RigCharges, 
       Sum(jobrentalticket.toolredresscharge * jobrentalticket.numberoftools) 
       AS 
       SumOfToolRedressCharge, 
       Sum(sfinsurancedays * sfinsurancerate) 
       AS SFInsurance, 
       Sum(wfinsurancedays * wfinsurancerate) 
       AS WFInsurance, 
       Sum(servicemandays * servicemanrate) 
       AS ServiceCalls, 
       Sum(jobrentalticket.othercharges) 
       AS SumOfOthercharges, 
       Sum(sfstandbydays * sfstandbyrate) 
       AS SFStandby, 
       Sum(wfstandbydays * wfstandbyrate) 
       AS WFStandby, 
       Sum(creditdays * creditrate) 
       AS Credit, 
       Sum(( sfrentaldays * sfrentalrate ) + ( wfrentaldays * wfrentalrate ) + ( 
               rigupcharge + rigdowncharge ) + ( 
           jobrentalticket.toolredresscharge * 
           jobrentalticket.numberoftools ) + ( 
               sfinsurancedays * sfinsurancerate ) + ( 
           wfinsurancedays * wfinsurancerate ) 
           + ( servicemandays * servicemanrate ) + ( 
           jobrentalticket.othercharges ) + ( 
               sfstandbydays * sfstandbyrate ) + 
           ( wfstandbydays * wfstandbyrate ) - ( 
           creditdays * creditrate )) 
       AS Total, 
       Sum(( ( sfrentaldays * sfrentalrate ) + ( wfrentaldays * wfrentalrate ) + 
             ( 
                   rigupcharge + rigdowncharge ) + ( 
             jobrentalticket.toolredresscharge * 
             jobrentalticket.numberoftools ) + ( 
                   sfinsurancedays * sfinsurancerate ) + 
                   ( wfinsurancedays * wfinsurancerate ) + 
                   ( servicemandays * servicemanrate ) + 
             ( jobrentalticket.othercharges ) + 
                 ( 
                   sfstandbydays * sfstandbyrate ) + ( 
             wfstandbydays * wfstandbyrate ) 
             - ( 
                 creditdays * creditrate ) ) / (( sfrentaldays + wfrentaldays )) <---------------------------Division here!
       )AS 
       'Daily Average' 
FROM   job 
       INNER JOIN jobrentalticket 
               ON job.jobid = jobrentalticket.jobid 
WHERE  ( ( ( job.onlocationdatetime ) > '2014-01-01 12:00:00 AM' ) 
         AND ( ( job.onlocationdatetime ) < '2015-01-31 11:59:59 PM' ) ) 
GROUP  BY job.company 
HAVING (( ( job.company ) <> "test company" ))   

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Question by:r3nder
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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I don't think we can help you, since:
We don't know the logic.
We don't know the values.
We don't know the returning result.
We don't know the expected result.
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by:r3nder
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I am asking you to look at this line and tell me if it is divided correctly? - you don't need logic just - is the division part correct
Sum(( ( sfrentaldays * sfrentalrate ) + ( wfrentaldays * wfrentalrate ) + 
             ( 
                   rigupcharge + rigdowncharge ) + ( 
             jobrentalticket.toolredresscharge * 
             jobrentalticket.numberoftools ) + ( 
                   sfinsurancedays * sfinsurancerate ) + 
                   ( wfinsurancedays * wfinsurancerate ) + 
                   ( servicemandays * servicemanrate ) + 
             ( jobrentalticket.othercharges ) + 
                 ( 
                   sfstandbydays * sfstandbyrate ) + ( 
             wfstandbydays * wfstandbyrate ) 
             - ( 
                 creditdays * creditrate ) ) / (( sfrentaldays + wfrentaldays )) <---------------------------Division here!
       )AS 
       'Daily Average' 

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r3nder earned 0 total points
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Fixed - as usual people here are quick to make excuses when they dont know the problem was sum(value)/Sum(value) not Sum(value/value) as average
Sum(( ( sfrentaldays * sfrentalrate ) + ( wfrentaldays * wfrentalrate ) + 
             ( 
                   rigupcharge + rigdowncharge ) + ( 
             jobrentalticket.toolredresscharge * 
             jobrentalticket.numberoftools ) + ( 
                   sfinsurancedays * sfinsurancerate ) + 
                   ( wfinsurancedays * wfinsurancerate ) + 
                   ( servicemandays * servicemanrate ) + 
             ( jobrentalticket.othercharges ) + 
                 ( 
                   sfstandbydays * sfstandbyrate ) + ( 
             wfstandbydays * wfstandbyrate ) 
             - ( 
                 creditdays * creditrate ) )) /Sum( (( sfrentaldays + wfrentaldays )) <---------------------------Division here!
       )AS 
       'Daily Average' 

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by:r3nder
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for r3nder's comment #a40575667

for the following reason:

No one offered a solution - again
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by:Simon
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1. if the datatype of the first expression (creditdays * creditrate) is an integer you may be getting integer dvision instead of decimal division

2. I think your expression is too long to easily understand without example data. Averaging aggregated values doesn't produce the same value as averaging the pre-aggregated values (i.e. it's not a weighted average).

A bigger brain may be able to help you, but for me, I'd find it much easier with some example data and/or your actual and expected results.
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