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adley51788
New Contributor III

sum by $field

Hello Everyone -

Trying to create a dynamic field overview where you can click around, but am having difficultly using sum($field).

Everything is showing up as 0. Does anyone have a suggestion?

Thanks.

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jwjackso
Valued Contributor

Re: sum by $field

Try Sum($(=$Field)).  You will still get 0 if it is a text field.

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YoussefBelloum
Esteemed Contributor

Re: sum by $field

Hi,

can you add more info? like how you want it to be dynamic ? what type of objets you will use ?

jwjackso
Valued Contributor

Re: sum by $field

Try Sum($(=$Field)).  You will still get 0 if it is a text field.

View solution in original post

adley51788
New Contributor III

Re: sum by $field

Hi Youssef,

Essentially, I am looking to profile the data using the system field $field.

For example:

I have 3 fields in the dashboard -

Amount

Customer Name

Customer Number

I would like to profile these fields by looking at the min value, max value, isnull, distinct values, and sum of values.

The all other aggregate functions are working properly, except for SUM. No matter what I try to do, set analysis, standard syntax, the value ends up  being zero.

Example code:

=sum($field)

=sum({1}$field)

Let me know if you need any additional detail.

Re: sum by $field

Believe this is fine to reply as much

1) First of All do you know how $field returns?

2) Even if you have 3 fields it returns all together that means sum never work

3) Can you share your experience what you've done which is working under neath?

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sushil353
Honored Contributor II

Re: sum by $field

Hi,

$Field is a system field contains the name of the fields present in the dashboard.

Try below expression

=sum($(=MaxString($Field))) it is just getting the max field name present in the $Field

MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

Re: sum by $field

You could just create a table with $Table and $Field as dimensions and then you could use the approach from Jerry but you need to add square-brackets to ensure that it also worked by fields with spaces or any kind of special chars:

count([$(=$Field)])

- Marcus

adley51788
New Contributor III

Re: sum by $field

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for the quick replies! Jerry's response worked correctly.