SUM for sales when there are multiple prices
We have a few places that we receive pricing for a product, so to account for it in our sales beastmode I have been using the below formula but it sometimes provides numbers much greater than the equation should provide. An example would be a quantity of one * a price of 32 has (incredibly infrequently) given a price hundreds of times larger.
The beastmode is written in order of importance, and if the unit_price exists we would want to ignore the other options, but if it doesnt exist I want it to check for alternative_unit_price, etc.
Am I missing something? Is there a better way to write the beastmode, or a more elegant solution? Any feedback appreciated!
SUM(((CASE when `unit_price`>0 then `unit_price`
when `alternative_unit_price`>0 then `alternative_unit_price`
when `backup_unit_price`>0 then `backup_unit_price`
else 0 end)
*`unit_quantity`)
+
((CASE when `case_price`>0 then `case_price`
when `alternative_case_price`>0 then `alternative_case_price`
when `backup_case_price`>0 then `backup_case_price`
else 0 end)
*`case_quantity`))
Comments

I don’t think you need the sum() part. Drop the sum and just use the + sign
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