sum based on distinct in another column
hello, this seems to be straight forward, but I could not get it.
I wanted to sum up the cost based on distinct code, but my beast mode does nto work:
a sample data, I wanted to calculate sum of cost by distinct code, the sum should be 33. each code has the same cost.
this is my beast mode:
SUM(
CASE
WHEN(distinct `code') then `cost`
END
)
code  cost 
1  10 
2  10 
3  5 
1  10 
4  8 
Best Answer

I added an indicator in the dataflow. Every code when it is the first time presneted in the data, the indicator is 1, then I sumed up based on this indicator.
sum(
case
when `code_indicator` = 1 then `mc_spend`
else 0
end
)1
Answers

Is something stopping you from just displaying the SUM of Cost by Code on a chart since normally in Domo if you were to put Code and then SUM of Cost on one card it would already do what you're asking without a beastmode.
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As you can see sum in the table has code 1 sumed up as 20, so I will get total of 43. But the actual sum is 33, in other words, I only want to sum for each code once.
in adition, after I get the sum, I will do some other calculations such as cost per visit, cost per download etc.
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This isn't something that you can do within a beastmode calculation. Especially if you are going to perform further calculations on it. I would recommend creating a new data set where you agregate this data at different levels. (once aggregated by visit id, once by download id, etc.)
You could use
SUM(DISTINCT `Cost`)
but that will only work to get the correct value for each row in the table, the Total row will still be off:
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sum (distinct 'cost' ) could not give me the correct sum either. My dataset has 70m rows and 200 columns, and it is updated daily, I have many other calcualtions (combinations) I would like to do. I hope I can do it in beast mode instead of in dataflow.
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