I have:
- latest released (not dev) versions on Drupal 6 as of 3/28/09
- cck field with an integer value on node type A
- a nid argument to limit the nodes to related nodes of type A
- view with style Views Calc Table that properly shows a table with the nodes,
- on the view edit page, adding an argument and clicking preview does not show the sum line
- visiting a node with the view shows the sum line, but no sums.

I have fiddled around trying every different combination. Further, I have looked through all the issues, but am stuck.

Any help is appreciated.


KarenS’s picture

You are using values from a relationship? That is not currently working. It's going to be tricky because I have to find the right table name to swap into the query. I'm spending some time on this today. Not sure if I'll find a fix right away.

KarenS’s picture

Title: Blank Result » Blank Result when using relationship

Renaming for clarity.

johnthomas00’s picture


Does this same issue also apply to calculation fields? I am trying to calculate a price per X on content type A. The price is a CCK field on content type A, but the number of X's is on content type B, which is a node reference in A.

I wish I knew enough to help these "referenced" problems along. If there is something I can do to help, please let me know.

johnthomas00’s picture

Disregard #3
In case others end up here from a search, my solution was:
That module allows field calculations across content types.

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jmary’s picture

Any progress regarding that in the dev version ?

aleagi’s picture

+1 here!

It would be nice to have relationship calc working... Is there any chance to get this?

aaronbauman’s picture

Version: 6.x-1.0 » 6.x-1.x-dev


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gthing’s picture

@johnthomas00 Could you explain your solution? Were you able to calculate fields in a view using that module?

gthing’s picture

Okay I have a workaround.

Using the views_customfield module, you can add a customfield to your view that can contain PHP. I first put the following code into the customfield and viewed it to find the string name I needed:
<?php print_r($data);?>

One you have the string, just replace the above code with this in the customfield:
<?php echo $data->string_name; ?>

I should note also that this didn't work unless I already had the relationship field pulled in above the customfield in the fields section of my view. Since I don't want it to display twice I just set the first instance to not display. I hope that makes sense. Here is a screenshot of the relevant section:


Also, you need to be using views_customfield dev and install the patch from here: http://drupal.org/node/576264

I imagine a similar approach could be used to build in support for relationship fields out of the box. I think if you need more flexibility the views_customfield module could also entirely replace the functionality of views_calc.

Mokey’s picture

Can #11 be copied to the front page of this module? I find myself referring back to it regularly, both for the fix to the relationship issue, but also to remember how to use print_r($data) to find the field names (I am not a php programmer, so this is not obvious to me).

cgv’s picture

Hi: I change line 207 (query_total) in views_calc_table.inc
from: $query_field = substr($field->field, 0, 3) == 'cid' ? $field->definition['calc'] : $field->table .'.'. $field->field;

to: $query_field = substr($field->field, 0, 3) == 'cid' ? $field->definition['calc'] : $field->table_alias .'.'. $field->field;

then sum works fine. I change in a view with two relationship nested and works fine, but it needs more tests to check if this is the right solution.

I didn't test for query_sub_total yet.


raddy’s picture

Status: Active » Reviewed & tested by the community

Thank you so much for your findings.
I did the changes you suggested and now the results are coming perfectly in both total and sub-total.

Sinan Erdem’s picture

Can we somehow apply this to D7 version?

fb-multimedia’s picture

+1 for a Drupal 7 solution, thanks...

senzaesclusiva’s picture

View Calc 6.1 dev
Applied #13 patch but Doesn't works on D 6.28 and Views 6.x-3.0

senzaesclusiva’s picture

Now applied patch to View Calc 6.x-1.3 on D 6.28 and Views 6.x-3.0.
Works fine now, thanks

doublejosh’s picture

Still broken for field handlers.

brylie’s picture

Title: Blank Result when using relationship » Support relationships with calculated fields
Version: 6.x-1.x-dev » 7.x-1.0
Category: bug » feature

I set this to be a feature request, as it is not really a bug per se. It would be a valuable feature.

As a project manager
I would like to calculate time spent on activities for projects
given that there is a project content type
and that there is an activity content type
and the activity content type has a decimal field called 'hours'
and that the activity content type has a relation field called 'related project'

Scenario: Creating a view with total hours
A new view is created showing a table activities related to a project
The activities table has a column for the decimal field 'hours'
The views calc style is able to perform various calculations on the hours results for the view query

Note: the view query should contain sufficient details regarding the database fields involved in the relationship
Here is an example page:

skorzh’s picture

Issue summary: View changes
Status: Reviewed & tested by the community » Needs review

Test please my patch, perhaps it will fix the problem.

KarenS’s picture

Latest dev version should be working. The zip file does not seem to be getting updated but the git checkout should work right.

KarenS’s picture

Status: Needs review » Fixed

Status: Fixed » Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed - issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.