expected beast mode behavior?

In trying to debug a beast mode issue, I created a simple beast mode:

sum(1)

Now, when I put that on a single value card, it displays "179". This is the same behavior whether or not I use an aggregate function.

Can anyone explain that behavior? Screengrabs attached:


Comments

  • jaeW_at_Onyx
    jaeW_at_Onyx Budapest / Portland, OR 🟀
    edited February 16

    Yes. this is normal behavior.


    I assume by two choices you mean either

    sum(1)
    

    OR

    1
    


    In Analyzer the default aggregation is sum. if you change the aggregation method on the second beast mode to AVG, MIN or MAX, you should see a different value.


    if you have a beast mode with a built in aggregate, you cannot change the aggregation method to something else.

  • the_tree
    the_tree βšͺ️

    So whether I use 1 or sun it shows up as 179. Any other insights out there as to why?

  • jaeW_at_Onyx
    jaeW_at_Onyx Budapest / Portland, OR 🟀

    "if you change the aggregation method on the second beast mode to AVG, MIN or MAX, you should see a different value."

  • the_tree
    the_tree βšͺ️

    got it- using an alternate aggregation does make it render correctly. and I figured out that the sum of 1 aggregating across the number of records in the test dataset did come out to 179. mystery solved, thank you.