How to sum two query column without double counting RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have table 1 include, projectID, PO#, POcost

    table2 include, project ID, invoice#, invoice cost. PO# 

    in table2, the PO# could happen multiple times, coz we can pay multiple times to pay the full amount of the original PO(in table1).

    Now I want to get a form list

    project ID, sumofPOcost(from table 1), sumof invoicecost (from table2), variance between POcost and invoice cost. I can get table 1's PO#key words. 

    My question is for the sumofPOcost I can use group by, so it won't duplicate based on how many matching invoice record there. But how I can get the variance based on each project without counting too many times' POcost?

    Thank you very much!

    Sunday, April 22, 2018 9:02 PM

All replies

  • You'll need to join table 1 to a subquery which returns the total invoice cost per project, e.g.

    SELECT [table 1].[projectID], SUM([POcost]) AS TotalPOCost,
    [TotalInvoiceCost], SUM([POcost]) - [TotalInvoiceCost] AS Variance
    FROM [table 1] INNER JOIN
        (SELECT [project ID], SUM([invoice cost]) AS [TotalInvoiceCost]
         FROM [table 2]
         GROUP BY [project ID]) AS [TotalInvoiceCosts]
    ON [table 1].[projectID] = [TotalInvoiceCosts].[project ID]
    GROUP BY [table 1].[projectID];

    Note that I've reproduced the inconsistency in column names between the two tables.  Whether these are actual inconsistencies or merely typos in your post I cannot be sure.

    Ken Sheridan, Stafford, England

    Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:12 PM
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