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Adding Column Aggregation to Dataset Report Tables

In Release 5.5 we have added the ability to aggregate numeric fields directly in the Report without the need to a create a new view first. The Report function mimics the ability in the Data Viewer as seen below.

How to access aggregation options:

  • via column drop-downs
  • via the Column Editor
  • via the Table Editor

How aggregation works:

  1. Aggregation regardless of type (sum, average, minimum, maximum, etc.) allows to display unique pairs of values. If you choose to aggregate values based on a particular parameter (country, product category), the aggregation function will produce only ONE resulting value that will be a sum, an average, a  minimum or a maximum value calculated based on all existing values for that parameter.
  2. When aggregation is applied, matching values in all visible columns will be displayed in sets.
  3. Since aggregation produces pairs of unique values, sorting will not be applied to the aggregated  column.
  4. Aggregation can be applied to multiple numeric columns.
  5. Both hidden and displayed columns are included in aggregation.

Known issue for 5.5.0:

  • After aggregation has been applied to any numeric column, sorting can not be applied to any other column. 

Report without Aggregation

1. Aggregate via Column drop-downs

2. Aggregate via Table Editor

  1. Edit the Table
  2. Edit the numeric field(s)
  3. Select type of Aggregation

Done / Apply to return to full Table Editor

3. Resulting Table

4. Aggregate by 'Ave' instead of 'Sum' - Results

If this is to be your final iteration of the Report, you should Edit the numeric values so that the Field names correctly reflect the values of the data - as seen in the Report Viewer below.