Beast Mode Sums not working, leading to strange sorting.
Hi there! I have 3 series made with Beast Mode:
Series 1 = sum(`a`) + sum(`b`) + sum(`c`)
Series 2 = sum(`d`) + sum(`e`) + sum(`f`)
Series 3 = sum(`a`) + sum(`b`) + sum(`c`) + sum(`d`) + sum(`e`) + sum(`f`)
I have Series 1 and Series 2 (blue and green) stacked on top of each other, and I'd like to sort by their combined totals. I try to do this by sorting by Series 3 (desc). However, if Series 1 or Series 2 is = 0 (e.g. there is no sum), then the calculated total is also 0. This leads to some strange sorting: For Xvalues where either Series 1 or Series 2 is 0 (no data for Series 1 or Series 2), the sorting is seemingly random. Do I need to check for 0s in my Beast Mode sum?
Thanks in advance!
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I presume a  f are individual field values? I presume you've created a distinct Beast Mode for Series 3 to sum all of the a  f values? Are you creating a distinct beast mode calcs for your Series 1 & 2 results, or doing that as a CASE since the results a  c and d  f are mutually exclusive?
Then in SORTING, are you adding Series 3 / SUMDESC as your primary sort?
If you are creating a single Beast Mode to handle Series 1 & 2, I would recomment doing them separately, and then bringing in both Series into your Values section. They'll still stack with the correct card type selection. Splitting them was the only way i was able to overcome this problem.
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Here's a link to an older thread on this topic.
https://dojo.domo.com/t5/CardBuilding/StackedBarChartSortingIncorrectly/mp/12433#U12433
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I figured out that the problem comes when summing null values. Added a couple IFNULL() statements to my Beast Modes for the fix. Thanks for your help! ?
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