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This field cannot be summarized error in Crystal Reports


I have the following formula on my report for calculating Actual Hours:

Actual Hours =

If ((Sum ({@StdTime}, {USERS.USER_NAME}))) = 0 Then 0 Else (({PRODUCTIVE_HOURS.PRODUCTIVE_HOURS} * {@StdTime})/ (Sum ({@StdTime}, {USERS.USER_NAME})))

However, when i try to create a sum of this field to display in the group footer, I keep getting an error which states "This field cannot be summarized" and I cannot proceed forward.

Can someone please help me with this issue?



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  • Feb 07, 2017 at 09:05 PM

    Hi Nick,

    Crystal is complaining about the @StdTime formula. Can you show us the code for the formula. Usually this means that formula is using something that can't be summarized. Whether it's a running total or a function that is already summarizing another field.



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    Feb 07, 2017 at 09:10 PM

    Hi Brian,

    The formula for StdTime is as below:

    If (ToNumber({REPORT_LIST.StdPerHour}) = 0) Then 0 Else ({PRODUCTIVITY_LOG.LOG_VALUE}/ToNumber({REPORT_LIST.StdPerHour}))

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    • Hi Nick,

      Where in the report did you place this the StdTime formula? If you were to drop the StdTime formula into the Detail section, right-click and select Summarize and have it go into the Group Footer, does that work?

      Is your group based on {USERS.USER_NAME}?

      If the summary field works, I'm going to try to get you to break down your formula and see where it fails. So just try:

      ((Sum ({@StdTime}, {USERS.USER_NAME})))

      and see if it works. If that works then just do:

      (({PRODUCTIVE_HOURS.PRODUCTIVE_HOURS} * {@StdTime})/ (Sum ({@StdTime}, {USERS.USER_NAME})))

      I'm hoping one of these two will fail then we can focus on fixing that part.

      Good luck,