Tim,

Instead of having to put that formula on each of your where clauses,
selects and what not I often used a Common Table Expression (or CTE).

Take your existing statement and wrap it with
WITH T1 AS (
.... your statement here ...
)
select ...

this allows you to sort of rename the field you manipulated. Here we go:

WITH T1 AS (
SELECT
substr(CLIENT_number,1,5) as corp, Balance
FROM
clfile
)
SELECT CORP, sum(Balance) as BalanceSum
From T1
GROUP BY corp
ORDER by corp

Another solution is:

SELECT
substr(CLIENT_number,1,5) as corp, sum(Balance) as BalanceSum
FROM
qtemp.clfile
GROUP BY substr(CLIENT_number,1,5)
ORDER by substr(CLIENT_number,1,5)


Rob Berendt

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