[pmwiki-users] PAGELIST / Math / summatory

edwin marte edwin.marte at leidba.com
Mon Sep 7 09:00:06 CDT 2009

I want to thanks once Again to all for the help I received in this
matter, specially To Peter, Hans and Eemeli.

All the approaches should work and all of the have its own advantage
and downsides.

At the end I ended up using Eemeli approach. I Used this one because
is a Classical pmwiki pagelist and it is something I know and that I
can control. It works and does what I need besides giving me the
flexibility of the pagelist markup.

(:pagelist fmt=#sum group=Main:)

(:if false:)
[[#sum]](:template first:){(sum (:template each:) {=$:data}(:template last:) )}

Hans approached using powertools and sumdata: I know it will help
people in many applications, even mine later on, but I had this little
  "chicken and egg" problem! with PTV and Pagelist that did not aloud
me to solve 100% my need for this application. But it is a functional
and quick solution.

In the other Hand Peter Approach using wikish. Wikish has proved to be
a very powerful tool. It is been hard to me to migrate or implement
with such complex tools in the past. I have always kept an eye to this
plugin but At the end if I can solve with classical markup I chose
that. From time to Time I check wikish because there is a lot of
things that normally would be very difficult to do with pmwiki alone
that wikish can.

Again thanks to all Folks,
Best Regards,

On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 11:58 AM, Hans <design5 at softflow.co.uk> wrote:
> Friday, September 4, 2009, 3:17:33 PM, edwin marte wrote:
> > {(sumdata (pagelist group=Cases -Main -GroupFooter -RecentChanges
> > $:Dept="Some Department"  $:Month={$:MthSel}) data=ValueCount)}
> It is not very efficient to use PTVs as page filters in the pagelist
> markup: pagelist has to read every page in the group
> to check for PTVs. This information does not get cached.
> It would be a lot better to organise your pages using page names
> relevant to the various departments and months.
> Perhaps using a quasi-hierarchy as is possible with
> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/Cluster
>  ~Hans

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