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Providing detailed information and counting objects
Calculating metrics for multiple business objects
6. Total order value
Understanding the difference between various count metrics


Good job! In sales reports, we frequently need to calculate the total amount paid for an order. Let's take a look at how we can do that:

  SUM(unit_price * quantity) AS total_price
FROM orders o
JOIN order_items oi
  ON o.order_id = oi.order_id
WHERE o.order_id = 10250;

We want to find the total price (before discount) for the order with ID of 10250. As you can see, we use SUM(unit_price * quantity). Like COUNT(), SUM() is frequently used in business reports.


The template code shows the query from the explanation. The Northwind store offers its customers discounts for some products. The discount for each item is stored in the discount column of the order_items table. (For example, a 0.20 discount means that the customer pays 1 - 0.2 = 0.8 of the original price.) Your task is to add a second column named total_price_after_discount.

Stuck? Here's a hint!

The new column should use the following formula:

unit_price * quantity * (1 - discount)