I'm executing the following SQL in with FileMaker's ExecuteSQL function:

SELECT "location", "account", SUM("amount")
FROM   "TEMP"
GROUP BY "location", "account"

It's giving me very strange results.

LOC01,Account 1,-5.25
LOC01,Account 2,100811.57
LOC01,Account 3,13298.7299999999999942
LOC01,Account 4,17942.029999999999994
LOC01,Account 5,-12528.279999999999995
LOC01,Account 6,2048.9399999999999995
LOC01,Account 7,547.25
LOC01,Account 8,90295
LOC01,Account 9,-83
LOC01,Account 10,-340.11
LOC01,Account 11,-5619.3499999999999923
LOC01,Account 12,-780
LOC01,Account 13,-450
LOC01,Account 14,-98126.44
LOC01,Account 14
Account 15
Account 15
Account 16
Account 17
Account 17
Account 18,-540
LOC01, Account 14
Account 14
Account 14
Account 17
Account 14
Account 17,0
LOC01,Account 18,-869.95
LOC01,Account 19,-6100.01
LOC01,Account 20,-92849.6899999999999995
LOC01,Account 21,1150
LOC01,Account 22,-7801.4399999999999976
LOC02,Account 1,-4.25

Everything looks good until line 15. There we have the same location and account and no amount, then a few lines with only accounts, some duplicated, most without locations or amounts, some with just the location missing.

This pattern repeats for each location.

What could be causing this?

1 Answers

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michael.hor257k On Best Solutions

Because two of your records contain multiple values (separated by carriage returns) in the account field.