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In Report Designer, allow Aggregation operations on Report Variables

Currently, you can't include a Report Variable in a Group Section with an aggregation operation performed on it (Sum, Count, etc.).

Here is a screenshot that shows the error that you get when you create a simple variable in the Detail Section of the report and then try to perform a Sum operation on it in a Group Section of the report:

Variables can often contain complicated business logic that would be cumbersome to have to reproduce in every place that you want to perform aggregation. It would be MUCH SIMPLER to simply be able to aggregate on the variables themselves.

  • Tim Rodman
  • Oct 23 2015
  • Future consideration
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  • Guest commented
    October 23, 2015 16:40

    Using variables makes the report more understandable for the next person who needs to change it,

  • Robert Lightner commented
    October 23, 2015 18:41

    I couldn't agree more - Would make life easier

  • Vladimir Panchenko commented
    January 31, 2019 18:08

    Thanks Tim, we'll think about implementing it in the future.