Note: This was originally posted on my personal blog back on 2014. However, I’ve reviewed it for accuracy and found that it’s still relevant and London compatible!
Previously, I posted an example of how to get distinct records using GlideAggregate. Today I want to share some further powerful examples of GlideAggregate.
addAggregate(type) – Add a new statistical function to the query, such as Count, AVG, Max.
groupBy(field) – The field you’re running statistics on. If you want to know how many items are assigned to someone, you’ll group by the field “assigned_to”
orderByAggregate(field) – If you’re looking for who is assigned the most items, you would order by “count”.
getAggregate(type) – Use this inside your while loop to get the Count, AVG, Max statistic that you were querying for.
addHaving(type, operator, value) – This is a great way to be able to limit your results. For example, I can write a query to only return users that have at least 10 active tasks assigned to them.
Note: addHaving is now only available in the GLOBAL scope.
Example Background Scripts
Activate All Roled Users
Count Incidents Opened This Month
Count Incidents Resolved Today
Count Incidents Resolved Yesterday
Find Tasks with more than one SLA of the same type
Note: This will now only work in the GLOBAL scope.
Helpful Function to get Average Survey Scores
Have More Examples?
If you have any creative uses of GlideAggregate, please feel free to share them in the comments! And as always, never hesitate to ask any questions you might have.