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How do I sum data in an outer group?

I'm using Crystal Reports 2008 to put together a report. I've got two views: One, a list of orders, the second, a list of line items.

The orders are grouped by location.

The line items are grouped by order.

Report Header - suppressed 

Page Header - suppressed 

Group Header #1 - Reports which location we're at. (new page before) 

Group Header #2 - Reports which order we're looking at. 

Details: Gives the line item information 

  • Has Line Item Price 

Group Footer #2 - gives the order summary 

  • Subtotal: Running Total (Line Item Price) - reset after group 2. 
  • Fright (column from order view) 
  • Total (sums the above) 

Group Footer #1 - gives the summary for that location 

  • Complete Subtotal: Running Total (Line Item Price) - reset after group 1 
  • Complete Freight: Sum (Freight) 
  • Grand Total (Sums the above) 

The problem comes up with Complete Freight - everything else is working great.  Complete Freight is not summing up the freight charges the way I want them to. It is summing the freight once per line item view, not once per order view.

For instance, that there are two orders in the report - each of them has three line items. The first order has Freight charge of $10. The second has a Freight charge of $15. The Complete Freight should be $25 - the sum of the two. Instead, I get a Complete Freight of $75 (3 x $10 + 3 x $15).

Why is this happening and how can I fix it?

Former Member

Hi Joseph,

Here's what you need to do:

1) Create a new Running Total for 'Complete Freight'

2) Choose 'Freight' as the Field to Summarize > Choose 'Sum' as the summary function

3) Under 'Evaluate' choose 'On Change Of' and select the Order Group

4) Reset should be set to Never.


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