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How to do a TopN Sort based on a formula

Hi all,

My report has two groups, Store and Department. In the details section are multiple jobs per store with costs. These are subtotalled by Store and Department. I want to compare total spend for each store with the store budget and produce a list of the Top 10 stores based on the percentage actual spend/budget.

My problem is I can only do a Top 10 sort on a summary field and I cannot summarise the percentage field as this is a formula which doesn't seem to allow summaries.

Any help much appreciated.



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Here are a couple of options.

1) Do the calcuations on the database (thru either a stored proc or command object).

2) Insert a crosstab where the rows are based on the Store and the summarized field is based on the formula that outputs the percentage of the actual vs budget as a Maximum. You can then do a TopN sort on the crosstab

Edited by: Graham Cunningham on Oct 10, 2008 8:27 AM

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