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I have the following Query

[Select Supplier__c, Avg(Total_Sales__c) from Submittal group by Supplier__c order by Purchase_Date__c DESC]

The issue is that I only want to include the latest 10 records in my average total sales calculation. Is such a thing possible? It must be done with SOQL, not Apex as querying all the submittals will be way over the limit for query rows returned.

  • You'd likely need a custom rollup (implemented via Apex Trigger) to make this requirement work. – Adrian Larson May 29 at 15:00
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If you want the last 10 avgs for each supplier then you are going to have to use something like ROW_NUMBER(). You can partition by supplier with purchase_date descending where row num < 10. That should give you a start on getting what you need.

  • would this not only give me the 10 suppliers with the most recent purchase dates? I want all suppliers, just the last 10 Total_Sales__c averaged from each – Hans Donkersloot May 29 at 14:51
  • Updated my answer. – Jason Hanshaw May 29 at 15:00
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    Does SOQL support the ROW_NUMBER() function? A google search isn't coming up with any documentation, could you post an example of how you'd use it in SOQL? – Hans Donkersloot May 29 at 15:08

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