I have custom model with 4 fields(a,b,c,d). I need sum of "d" field. So my solution using collection loop the d values and make the sum.For this is any simple solution? Thanks in advance.

    $pieces = Mage::getResourceModel('rad_inventorypieces/piece_collection')
    foreach($pieces as piece)


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It is better to implement new method in class of rad_inventorypieces/piece resource model

Method might look like this:

 * @return string
public function getSumD()
    $select = $this->getReadConnection()
        ->from($this->getMainTable(), array('sum' => new Zend_Db_Expr('SUM(d)')));

    return $this->getReadConnection()->fetchOne($select)
  • Call to undefined method Rad_Inventorypieces_Model_Resource_Piece_Collection::getReadConnection()
    – sivakumar
    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:11
  • You need to implement it not in collection model, but in resource model Rad_Inventorypieces_Model_Resource_Piece
    – alex_b
    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:14
  • its working.on that i need to add filter.now addtfieldtofilter undefined method error.So can i add where clause
    – sivakumar
    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:22
  • Yes, it is not a collection anymore and you can not use addtFieldToFilter method. Use where instead
    – alex_b
    Oct 29, 2014 at 10:35

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