Support » Plugin: Participants Database » Using [pdb_total]

  • Hi –
    I’m not a developer. I can’t write CSS or PHP, but I can following instructions.

    I hope a very simple problem.

    I need a sample on how to use the short code [pdb_total] to total or sum a currency field from all the records in a database. …. 300 records, some people have paid and some haven’t. The amount paid is in the currency field. How do I modify this short code for a field called: paid_already_2019 …

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  • Plugin Author xnau webdesign


    The way this works (which is explained here) is that if you include a “fields” parameter in the shortcode, it will try to show a total (the data must be numeric) of the values in those fields. So, for your example, you could use a shortcode like this:

    [pdb_total fields="pledged_2019"]

    Thread Starter DavidK


    THANK YOU. Call me stupid — but this works and the whole plugin is BRILLIANT. !!!
    Thanks. Curious — Is there a parameter [pdb_total fields=”pledged_2019″] that would return the number exceeding 999 with a comma; like instead of 3523, it would show 3,523 … or even better: $3,523 ….

    I guess someday, maybe I need to learn write CSS.

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