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How to calculate 'MODE' of child records?

  • 1.  How to calculate 'MODE' of child records?

    Posted 01-04-2019 20:21
    I am curious if there is a way to write a formula that will calculate the Mode of the child records' specific field value. 

    For example, if I have 5 apartments and 2 have the same rent. If I wanted to get the most occuring rent value from apartments back up to the parent building.. ?

    Thanks for any help.


  • 2.  RE: How to calculate 'MODE' of child records?

    Posted 01-04-2019 20:25
    You would need to hope Dan Dielbolt sees this question as it will need a  non native solution.


  • 3.  RE: How to calculate 'MODE' of child records?

    Posted 01-04-2019 20:45
    Yes, I sure hope he does. I mean, I can program the formula itself, logically. I just don't know how to interface it with QB to pull the values of the child records into an array. 

    Still though, I would have to account for multiple modes (bi-modal?) within my programming. 

    Hmm. Hope Dan has some insight. 


  • 4.  RE: How to calculate 'MODE' of child records?

    Posted 01-06-2019 21:46
    I am very short time so follow with questions if you wish:

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    Notes:

    (1) Despite the mode being commonly reported as a number it is in fact a categorical measure not a numeric measure. To this point check out the Geek parent record

    (2) I did not consider the case of multiple modes but that is easy to implement once you decide how you want to report a case with multiple modes.

    If you need further assistance with this problem free to contact me off-world using the information in my profile:

    https://getsatisfaction.com/people/dandiebolt