Sum One Check Amount with multiple rows of the same data by using DISTINCT ?


I am looking to ONE "CHECK AMOUNT" per distinct "first name" AND "check date".

the data source has multiple lines for the same check amount, but i only want to count one "check amount" per "first name" and "Check date"

this data is in DOMO but i just downloaded it to understand the layout of the data better.

Any Ideas ?



  • jaeW_at_Onyx

    I assume this is data where you took a payment table and JOINed it to a Employee Timesheet table.

    Don't JOIN the data.

    Append, UNION, the two sets of data together.

    I know it sounds like work to understand why UNION is a better solution than JOIN. But trust me.

    As you JOIN transaction tables together, you are going to try to do more crazy math to make your cards work. It's not scalable.

    Take your LEFT table, add "Activity Type" = "Payment"

    Take your RIGHT table add "Activity Type" = "Timesheet"

    And UNION the data on conformed column names. You'll avoid row duplication.

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