Nesting Aggregates

Teradata Vantageā„¢ SQL Functions, Expressions, and Predicates

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Software
Teradata Vantage
prodname
Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
vrm_release
16.20
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Programming Reference
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B035-1145-162K

Aggregate operations cannot be nested. The following aggregate is not valid and returns an error:

   AVG(MAXIMUM (Salary)) 

Although direct nesting of aggregates is not supported, nested aggregates can be evaluated using a derived table that contains the aggregates to be nested. For more information, see Teradata Vantageā„¢ Time Series Tables and Operations, B035-1208.

Also, aggregates can be nested in aggregate window functions. The following statement is valid and includes an aggregate SUM function nested in a RANK window function:

   SELECT region
      ,product
      ,SUM(amount) 
      ,RANK() OVER (PARTITION BY region ORDER by SUM (amount))
   FROM table;