Mike

The rule is - your field list can only have fields that are in your group by list, or aggregate functions on other fields. To get an aggregate of things, you have to eliminate the item from the group by list that is the differentiator - just made up that word for this - heh! So long as you group by a field (plbptp in this case), you will have separate aggregate records for each value of that field - take it off the group by list (and the field list) and you are good.

HTH
Vern

Smith, Mike wrote:
Bruce, the only reason I had plbptp in my select is because I was trying
to figure out why I am getting the multiple records. I have removed it
but I'm still getting the same result.
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Subject: Re: Help with SQL statement

If you don't want plbptp in your output, why is included in output and
grouped? It doesn't have to be in the result set just because it's a
predicate.

Smith, Mike wrote:
I have the following SQL statement. SELECT eeun, eedpt, plbemp, eenam, plbbg1, sum(plbhrs), plbptp FROM PRLBH, EEMP
WHERE PLBEMP = EEENO and PLBPTP in('CO','OH', '6D','7D','OG') and
EETDT = 0 and
EEDPT in (select PRDPT from PROVRDPT00 where PRNAME = 'BRANDTNS')
and
PLBEDT
= 20090731
GROUP BY PLBEMP,EENAM ,EEDPT, EEUN, PLBBG1 ,plbptp ORDER BY EEDPT,PLBEMP
That produces results like this Eedpt plbemp eenam
plbbg1 eeun sum(plbhrs) PLBPTP
091 165 SMITH MICHAEL A 091
Y 16.00 470.00 OH
091 165 SMITH MICHAEL A 091
Y 5.50 470.00 6D
091 165 SMITH MICHAEL A 091
Y 16.00 470.00 6C

I get 3 records because there are three different values of PLBPTP
I can't get my grouping to work so that I get 1 record that looks like

this

091 165 SMITH, MICHAEL A 091 Y
37.50 470.00

Can you suggest a way to make this work?

Thanks

Mike



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