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SUMCT of ABSOLUTE values

Hi all,

I have been trying to implement the SUMCT function over the absolute values of forecaste sales quantity.I have the requirement to obtain the total of absolute value.

Forecaste AbsForecaste SUMCT(Abs Forecaste)

20 20 100

-10 10 100

40 40 100

-30 30 100

above should be the output for SUMCT where as I am getting SUMCT column as 20..As it is not calculating on absolute but actual values.Is there anyway to implement this logic.

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  • Posted on Jan 22, 2008 at 09:27 AM

    create another Formula Column instead of using ABS operator use the folloiwng formula.

    (Forecast < 0) * (Forecast * (-1)) + (Forecast >=0)* (Forecast)

    Then create SUMCT on this Formula.

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