LabKey SQL provides the "Statistic" method on FCS tables to allow calculation of certain statistics for FCS data.

To use this method, you can either:

  • Use the SQL Designer to add/remove "Statistic" fields to a FCS query.
  • Use the SQL Editor to call the "Statistic" method on the FCS table of interest.


For this example, we create a query called "StatisticDemo" based on the FCSAnalyses dataset. (You can see a complete version of this query here: StatisticDemo.)

Create a New Query

  • Select Admin > Developer Links > Schema Browser.
  • Click flow to open the flow schema.
  • Click Create New Query.
  • Call your new query "StatisticDemo"
  • Select FCSAnalyses as the base for your new query.
  • Click Create and Edit Source.

Add Statistics to the Generated SQL

The generated SQL is:

SELECT FCSAnalyses.Name,
FROM FCSAnalyses

Add a line to calculate the 'Count' statistic like this; remember to add the comma to the prior line.

SELECT FCSAnalyses.Name,
FROM FCSAnalyses

Then click Save. The "Count" statistic has been added using the Statistic method on the FCSAnalyses table.

You can flip back and forth between the source, data, and xml metadata for this query using the tabs in the query editor.

Run the Query

To see the generated query, click the Execute Query button. The resulting table includes the "Count" column on the right:

View this query applied to a more complex dataset. The dataset used in the Flow Demo has been slimmed down for ease of use. A larger, more complex dataset produces a more interesting "Count" column, as seen in this table and the screenshot below:


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