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Iras

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2019-10-11
05:56 AM

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difference between Sum(Aggr(sum()) vs sum()

Can someone give a small example showing exact difference between Sum(Aggr(sum()) vs sum()

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vunguyenq89

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2019-10-11
08:50 AM

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You can think of Aggr() function as GROUP BY clause in a SQL query. This function doesn't return a single value, but an *array of aggregated values* grouped by one or more dimensions.

For example, if you use *Sum(Aggr(Sum(Amount), Office))* on the following data:

Office | Salesman | Amount |

London | Albert | 1000 |

London | Bob | 1500 |

Paris | Carlos | 2000 |

Paris | David | 2500 |

Paris | Eric | 3000 |

Then:

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*Aggr(Sum(Amount), Office)*part of the expression returns array [2500,7500] corresponding to [Sum(London), Sum(Paris)] *Sum(Aggr(Sum(Amount), Office) )*= 2500 + 7500 = 10000

In this simple example, two expressions *Sum(Amount) *and *Sum(Aggr(Sum(Amount), Office) ) *return the same value. *Sum(Aggr(Sum(...)) *is usually used when you want to redefine the computation scope by using Set Analysis, If condition or TOTAL keyword in the inner and outer Sum() functions

For this example, another aggregation function such as*Max(Aggr(Sum(Amount), Office) ) *= Max(2500, 7500) = 7500 (i.e find max sales amount between the two offices) would make more sense.

You can read more about Aggr function at https://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2014/02/aggr/

Hope this helps!

Iras

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2019-10-14
05:26 AM

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Hey

thankyou for your reply but my questions is the output of Sum(Aggr(sum()) and sum() should be same right ?

In the example you have shown the Sum(Aggr(sum()) =10000 and if you just sum up all the amount its also 10000.

is it true ?

Thanks and Regards

Praneeth Pasari

premvihari

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2019-10-14
05:55 AM

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Iras

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2019-10-14
06:00 AM

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Taking this example

Ref | X | Y | Z | Q |

HSE | 5 | 3 | 2 | 1 |

PIP | 4 | 3 | 1 | 5 |

SUP | 6 | 7 | 8 | 1 |

If I want to find out the CV value and If the value is equal to ((x/y)*100) * (z-q)

CV | sum(aggr((sum(X)/sum(Y))*100 *(sum(Z)-sum(Q));Ref) |

CV | ((sum(X)/sum(Y))*100 * (sum(Z)-sum(Q))) |

which formula should I use first one or the second one. Since both the values are giving different values.

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Iras

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2019-10-14
06:31 AM

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Hey premvihari,

The link which you had sent me is directing to the question which I asked.

Regards

Praneeth

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