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I want to select the top five opportunities. To determine top five I multiple Opportunity.Amount by Opportunity.Probability for every Opportunity and then pick out the top results.

I was hoping to do:

SELECT AccountId, Amount, Probability, (Amount * Probability) weightedProbability FROM Opportunity order by weightedProbability limit 5

which fails because it does not like:

(Amount * Probability) weightedProbability 

Any tips?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

SFDC already calculates Amount * Probability for you on the Opportunity, and stores it in the Expected Revenue field.

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I would be tempted to write a formula field which performs the calculation (Amount * Probability) and then reference that in your SOQL query.


SELECT AccountId, Amount, Probability, weightedProbability__c FROM Opportunity order by weightedProbability__c limit 5
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lol, i will remove my answer ;) –  mast0r Dec 21 '12 at 10:37
@Phil Hawthorn Thanks. I'd like to be able to do it without touching the schema. Is that possible? It is in SQL but just wondering about SOQL. –  dublintech Dec 21 '12 at 10:39
hmm, not that I know of I'm afraid. @mast0r, great minds think alike ;) –  Phil Hawthorn Dec 21 '12 at 10:47

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