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Summarize a Group Summary field

Post Author: Mariano42

CA Forum: General

Hello-

I am using Crystal XI, and can not seem to figure out something that doesn't seem like it should be that hard.

I have a report with two groups, a date group and a project group. For example the first group would be 7/1/2008, then it would have subgroups to show all the activity at a Project that starts in July of 2008. The group footer for the Project group should have a summary field for the average of hours of all the tasks for that month for that project. The group footer for the Date group should have the sum of those averages. I can not figure out how to create a summary field in the Date Group footer that will summarize the summary field in the Project Group. I need to create a Chart that shows the Date footer as the X axis and the number of hours as the Y axis. I hope this makes sense, thanks!

Here is how the Report should look:

7/1/2008

Project 1

Task 1: 40 hours

Task 2: 10 Hours

Average: 25 hours

Project 2

Task 1: 20 hours

Task 2: 20 Hours

Average: 20 Hours

Sum for 7/1/2008: 45 Hours

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    Posted on Jul 03, 2007 at 09:47 PM

    Post Author: V361

    CA Forum: General

    Not the most elegant solution, I created an excel to test with, grouped on date and then project, dropped the task field into the details area. Right click task field and insert summary "group #2"

    Create a running total field (I named it count_it) summarize is task, type of summary is count, Evaluate on change of group #2, reset on change of group #1.

    Create a formula.

    Sum (, , "daily")/{#COUNT_IT}

    Place formula in GF1

    Like I said, not real neat, but it does work.

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