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Status Planned for future release
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 Web Query
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 19, 2017

WebQuery SUM by GROUP

Webquery should support a function like SUM by GROUP. I don't know if there exist a specific word for it, so I'll try to describe it with an example.
If you have data like the following:

Customer Year Revenue
Cust_A 2012 $ 523
2013 $ 658
Cust_B 2012 $ 145
2013 $ 65
Cust_C 2012 $ 542
2013 $ 354
----------------------------------------------------
SUM_2012 $ 1210
SUM_2013 $ 1077
==============================

I found no way to create multiple SUM lines (one for each year) in InfoAssist.


Use Case:

Webquery should support a function like SUM by GROUP.

see description above


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 11, 2021

    IBM agrees with the request and intends to provide a solution. However, IBM's plans may change and no commitment is made that a solution will be provided.

  • Guest
    Jun 15, 2021

    IBM will use this request as input to planning but no commitment is made or implied. This request will be updated in the future if IBM implements it. IBM will use votes and comments from others in the community to help prioritize this request.

  • Guest
    Jul 30, 2020

    Received as a candidate

  • Guest
    Jun 23, 2019

    hi, the rfe has the status "Informaton Provided".
    Which Information ?

  • Guest
    Mar 4, 2017

    Thanks for the screenshot. Checking to see if there are 'hard coding' column width capabilities.

  • Guest
    Feb 22, 2017

    Attachment (Description)

  • Guest
    Feb 22, 2017

    any way to make this reports more readable are a improvement.
    it depends what exactly is to do.
    are the reports after the 'hard coded' changes editable in IA ?

    the best solution would be if it can be done in info-assist.
    changing the code is better than nothing or than now.

    I'll add a screenshot as attachment.

  • Guest
    Feb 20, 2017

    Also, could you attach a screen shot when they are not aligned?

  • Guest
    Feb 20, 2017

    Make sense.

    Given that, would it be acceptable to have a way to more strictly define the column positions? It would still require a document of multiple reports, but you would be able to 'hard code' how the columns are laid out.

  • Guest
    Feb 19, 2017

    Thank you for responding.

    Yes, your suggestion is what I'm currently do.
    But the problem that the columns-width of this two reports is not the same because the width of the columns depends on the data, and sum-fields contain normaly a higher value so they are expanded.
    think on a report that has 10 numeric columns with this kind of sum. so you cann't positioning the sum-fields exactly under the numeric columns.

  • Guest
    Feb 18, 2017

    Thank you for submitting your request to IBM.

    One usual suggestion for this is to create two (or more) reports and then create a document combining the multiple reports. Do you think this might work for you? In essence the reports will be additive, with the second report shown after the results of the first report.