Summarytable() with variable


#1

Jim, I am just now looking at summarytable() and wow. I have been attempting to do several of the features of summarytable() myself with limited success. Can summarytable() use a variable with an array instead of a database as the source data? And / or, can summarytable() be used to generate an html table?


#2

Yes, that is the correct reaction. :slightly_smiling_face:

I’m kidding, of course, but then again not really. It is a very powerful function, and is the core behind the Summary Table Workshop. For me, it has now 95% replaced grouping and summary records. Also, don’t miss the related crosstab( function.

For those of you that haven’t looked at these functions yet, I highly recommend you follow Steve’s lead.

No, it is for databases only. And I must tell you, if you are keeping so much data in an array that you want to summarize that data, I am going to question why you aren’t just using a database for that data.

Sure, just take the output from the summarytable( function and run it through the htmlarraytable statement!


#3

Pretty cool! BTW you wrote “complecated” about halfway through that help page… it should be “complicated”.

cw


#4

For future reference, you could actually submit that correction possibly faster than writing that sentence!! However, I submitted it already this time.