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Dbsum and table sum are not giving me the value I need

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  • Dbsum and table sum are not giving me the value I need

    I am trying to post the table t_yearlyscores with the total count in the table t_archives of corresponding records that contain specific award.
    There are many records in t_archives but unique records in t_yearlyscores based in photographer and season fields.
    See attached image of the operation setup
    In the sample of the image I get 66 which is the total awards in the t_archives. For all the records in t_yearlyscores.

    If use
    TABLESUM("T_Archives.dbf", "award= '1st Prize' " , "kount")
    TABLESUM("T_Archives.dbf", "award= '>"" ' " , "kount")
    I get no values. Kount is a field in the table t_archive that has a default value of 1.

    Please advise
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    Re: Dbsum and table sum are not giving me the value I need

    TABLESUM("T_Archives.dbf", "award= '1st Prize' " , "kount")
    should work and return a numeric value if there are any award fields with the value of 1st Prize.

    The second should be
    TABLESUM("T_Archives.dbf", "award >='' " , "kount") 'two single quotes in red
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Dbsum and table sum are not giving me the value I need

      What happens when you apply the filters to a browse of the data?

      Or if you build a summary operation to get the values?
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      • #4
        Re: Dbsum and table sum are not giving me the value I need

        You could also try:
        TABLESUM("T_Archives.dbf", "alltrim(award)= '1st Prize' " , "kount")
        Mike
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        • #5
          Re: Dbsum and table sum are not giving me the value I need

          Doing in query of the table, will return the right number for each individual.
          In the posting does not.
          The problem is that I get 0 or 66. As I said earlier, there are 66 records of 1st prize for all the people.
          The way I see it, is that I have to have the filter where I can add multiple filter to the line of tablesum or tablecount
          other wise returns the value for 1st prizes.
          The filter must reflect not only the award field but also the photgrpher.
          I believe Tablesum can only take simple filter.
          TABLESUM("T_Archives.dbf", "alltrim(award)= '1st Prize' " , "kount") returns all first prize in the table
          So I think tablecount could use award= var xxx that contain "1st Prize and photogrpher being processed.

          I have tried many combinations.

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            Re: Dbsum and table sum are not giving me the value I need

            .

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            • #7
              Re: Dbsum and table sum are not giving me the value I need

              I believe Tablesum can only take simple filter.
              Wrong.

              To add the "photogrphr" field you need to .and. it to the current filter.

              Something like

              TABLESUM("T_Archives.dbf", "award= '1st Prize' .and. photogrphr = 'Joe' " , "kount")
              There can be only one.

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              • #8
                Re: Dbsum and table sum are not giving me the value I need

                Thanks to all.
                The TABLESUM("T_Archives.dbf", "award= '1st Prize' .and. photogrphr = 'Joe' " , "kount") did not work, as this would not be good in the operation.
                After reviewing this thread, notice that Al mentioned summary tables.
                I did use summary tables and they seem to give me what I want.
                I did create a couple of them under different groupings and they will give me the needed values.
                It is easy now, just post the values from the summary tables to the t_yearlyscores table.

                I should have use this method and saved countless hours and taking you guys time too.
                Thanks to all.

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                • #9
                  Re: Dbsum and table sum are not giving me the value I need

                  The TABLESUM("T_Archives.dbf", "award= '1st Prize' .and. photogrphr = 'Joe' " , "kount") did not work,
                  Very likely it did work but was not suitable to what you wanted to do.

                  Tablesum() will accept any filter you can design but that filter must be converted to a character string expression. Since the summary operation(s) yielded what you want it would appear that you found your solution.
                  There can be only one.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Dbsum and table sum are not giving me the value I need

                    Yes, that is correct. Actually there was going to be more extractions and with difficult steps, summary was the the best course.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Dbsum and table sum are not giving me the value I need

                      Originally posted by MikeC View Post
                      You could also try:
                      TABLESUM("T_Archives.dbf", "alltrim(award)= '1st Prize' " , "kount")
                      Somebody must have turned over a rock and look who came out!

                      Long time no see...
                      Robin

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                      • #12
                        Re: Dbsum and table sum are not giving me the value I need

                        I still lurk around a bit here at times...just little time to post much.
                        Mike
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                        It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
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                          Re: Dbsum and table sum are not giving me the value I need

                          Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
                          Somebody must have turned over a rock and look who came out!

                          Long time no see...

                          If you knew where he lives you would realize how close to reality that statement is.
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