|Define column totals, averages, etc at view level|
|Philipp Matuschka 2/16/2011 9:23:12 AM|
Is there any way of enabling/disabling totals at view level. Currently this can only be done at table level, whereras there the need or indeed usefulness of totals really needs to be controllable at view level
Slava Shinderov 2/16/2011 9:34:20 AM
no, it's controlled only on column level by design.
Philipp Matuschka 2/16/2011 2:36:56 PM
Are there any technical hurdles to changing it.
Slava Shinderov 2/16/2011 3:16:55 PM
No, but we are not sure that it's a good idea to overload system with so many options for customization.
We think that if total or average is meaningful for particular column - it will be good to show it in any view displaying that column.
Philipp Matuschka 2/23/2011 10:57:29 AM
Slava, nice to put a face to the name.
I'm afraid I don't quite agree with your second point above. Say I have field called PRICE. If I have a view of a shopping list, then showing the sum of all the prices is sensible. If on the other hand I have a view of the history of PRICE for a particular item, then showing the sum makes no sense at all. If anything it would make more sense to show the average. While I accept your point of not wanting to burden the system with to many options, I think being able to define whether I show totals, averages, max, min, etc at view level rather than at table level is a pretty basic requirement.
Slava Shinderov 2/23/2011 2:20:23 PM
as a workaround for your particular case you can create "dummy" formula-numeric column returning actual "PRICE" and specify required total/average settings for it.
I'd suggest you to post your request to the Idea Exchange and we'll see what other users will say.
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