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Sorting by the metric of a cross tab report

Hello,

I am trying to create a cross tab report which takes the same form as the attached. (I've fruitified the data for sensitivity).

What I need to be able to do is order by the sum of the fruit (desc), but WITHOUT displaying the row total column as showing the total here does not give a true reflection of the data. i.e. One single piece of fruit can have many attributes, a banana being yellow, ripe and medium. However the total we see in the row total is not actually how many bananas we have in total and is thus misleading.



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In my real data set, the sum of my attributes will not vary much and will in most cases be the same total, so even if there is a way to get the MAX number of one attribute, or the MAX of the whole row and order by that, would be sufficient.

Looking forward to your input.

H
Hi Helen,

Thanks for the post!
Let me just say, you've made my day by fruitifing your data! Gave us a chuckle - much more entertaining than Quarterly target objectives and deliverable ranking averages...

However, I don't bear good news. It's not possible to sort by the row total, without also displaying the total. I can certainly see why it would be applicable in your case though.

I do apologize for the disappointment. :-/

Kind Regards,
Cadell.

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