Group and Footer Aggregates using Multiple Columns in Calculation

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  1. NR
    NR avatar
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    Member since:
    Oct 2009

    Posted 16 Mar 2011 Link to this post

    I haven't seen a thread on this is a while, so I wanted to check again and see where the status of this is.

    I have a RadGridView control currently that I need to have more functionality on. The grid contains a lot of data (much of it pre-calculated on the DB side before coming into the application). The problem I have however is that a couple of the columns are averages within the data, or use multiple columns to calculate the value using something like "SUM(col1) / SUM(col2)". 

    I know that you can extend the CustomAggregates and create a new aggregate function, but as far as I can tell, this only works on the column itself being calculated, and cannot pull in the data from another column in the calculation.

    This becomes a problem because I cannot perform an AVG() on a column that already contains averages, because then I'm just averaging the average and it is not the same result as calculating based on the other columns. This is also a problem in the case where the calculation that is supposed to display is the result of SUM(col1) / SUM(col2). 

    Is there any way currently within the RadGridView to perform this calculation at the Footer level and Grouping level?
  2. Answer
    Maya avatar
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    Posted 18 Mar 2011 Link to this post

    Hi NR,

    You may use a Generic AggregateExpression. So, let us say we have an object of type Player that has two properties Number1 and Number2.  The expression may be as follows:

    var gmAggregateFunction = new AggregateFunction<Player, double>
                    AggregationExpression = player => (double)player.Sum(c => c.Number1) / (double)player.Sum(c => c.Number),
                    Caption = "AggExpression: "

    You may add the same in the AggregateFunctions collection of a group descriptor as well.


    Kind regards,
    the Telerik team
  3. NR
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    Member since:
    Oct 2009

    Posted 25 Mar 2011 Link to this post

    This is a GREAT addition to the Telerik GridViews. I had to declare a different function to serve as the computation function since it was possible that SUM(column) could return 0 in the divisor, and in those cases I wanted to return 0 as the final value. I simply added a function like this:
    private static double SafeDivideReturnZero(double top, double bottom) { return (bottom != 0) ?  top / bottom : 0; }

    Then I added the grid column aggregate like so:
        new AggregateFunction<DetailMetric, double>
            AggregationExpression = detail => SafeDivideReturnZero((double)detail.Sum(m => m.value1), (double)detail.Sum(m => m.value2)),
            Caption = "Calc:",
            ResultFormatString = "{0:C2}",

    It worked exactly like I needed it to. Thanks again for your assistance.
  4. Rudi
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    May 2011

    Posted 16 Nov 2011 Link to this post


    I saw this example of customer  aggreagetFunctionthis is exactly what I need
     but I have a problem that the itemSource in my grid is denumic and i dont know the type of the itemSource before like
    DetailMetric type in the example
    My application is like:
    I have  a DataTable class that have a property of List<DataColumn> Columns
    the itemSource is of DataTable and i add the columns for the itemsource denumic

    so how can i do it?

    Thank you so mutch!
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