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Calculate Max of Sum of an annotated field over a grouped by query in Django ORM?

user1985 Published in June 21, 2018, 8:44 am

To keep it simple I have four tables(A, B, Category and Relation), Relation table stores the Intensity of A in B and Category stores the type of B.

A <--- Relation ---> B ---> Category

(So the relation between A and B is n to n, when the relation between B and Category is n to 1)

I need an ORM to group Relation records by Category and A, then calculate Sum of Intensity in each (Category, A) (seems simple till here), then I want to annotate Max of calculated Sum in each Category.

My code is something like:


Which throws the error:

django.core.exceptions.FieldError: Cannot compute Max('AcSum'): 'AcSum' is an aggregate

Django-group-by package with the same error.

For further information please also see this stackoverflow question.

I am using Django 2 and PostgreSQL.

Is there a way to achieve this using ORM, if there is not, what would be the solution using raw SQL expression?


After lots of struggling I found out that what I wrote was indeed an aggregation, however what I want is to find out the maximum of AcSum of each A in each category. So I suppose I have to group-by the result once more after AcSum Calculation. Based on this insight I found a stack-overflow question which asks the same concept(The question was asked 1 year, 2 months ago without any accepted answer). Chaining another values('id') to the set does not function neither as a group_by nor as a filter for output attributes, It removes AcSum from the set. Adding AcSum to values() is also not an option due to changes in the grouped by result set. I think what I am trying to do is re grouping the grouped by query based on the fields inside a column (i.e id). any thoughts?

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