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How to sum an "applymap"?

Hi all,

I have a mapping in a table (A) whichs searches for values (1 or 0) in another table (B). The relationship between the two tables is a one-to-many.

What I want to show in table A is the existence of a "1" in one of the related rows in table B. To do that I want to sum the results in table B and I though that would be able by using "sum" in combination with a mapping field in table A. So I wrote this:

sum(Applymap('$(vApplyMap1)',%ShippingOrder,'0'))

However, on load the script returns an error: "invalid expression".

When I remvove the sum function but keep the rest of the mapping field intact, the script does not return an error (but is doesn't return the result I want either, of course).

Does anyone knows why I get an error when I try to apply the sum function to a mapping field?

Thank you!

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Re: How to sum an "applymap"?

I think may have to do the sum in the Mapping Load along with a Group By.

tore_arneson
New Contributor

Re: How to sum an "applymap"?

Your general idea is sound. However, there is probably some issue with the variable you're passing. This should just be the name of a mapping table, loading using "Mapping LOAD".

kaanerisen
Contributor III

Re: How to sum an "applymap"?

That's odd if there is not a syntax error. But alternatively you can use "preceding load" to get desired results.

Example:

Load

id,

sum(Value) as Value

group by id;

load

id,

ApplyMap('MapTable',id) as Value;

sql select id from source

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Re: How to sum an "applymap"?

Thank you all for your comments. I actually haven't made it work like i would've liked, but I've found a work-around.

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