On Apr 5, 2004, at 3:24 PM, Philippe Normand wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 04:17:32PM -0500, Ian Bicking wrote:
>> On Apr 4, 2004, at 8:33 AM, Philippe Normand wrote:
>>> How can I use func.SUM() since it can't reside in where condition ?
>>> For COUNT(), there's a way with Table.select().count(). What's the
>>> trick for SUM() ?
>>> I didn't found any Table.select().sum('attribute')
>> You can't really use SUM -- it's also left in sqlbuilder from
>> sqlbuilder's past life as a general query builder. It would be
>> interesting to add that as a method to SelectResults, like count.
> Would this patch answer your request ?
Looks okay. I'd like to have tests to go with any new code, though.
If tests/test.py is too hairy for you, a test in the form of an
interactive script will do.
Also, it occurs to me that these are all about accumulation -- count,
sum, max, min, and no doubt others. It might be nice to generalize
this, like SelectResult.accumulate(expression), where sum looks like:
def sum(self, column):
... though sum should probably also for a string column; accumulate
doesn't have to check for that -- though if it is passed a string it
should interpret it as a SQL expression, so you could do
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