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Mode() and Median() functions needed for formula rollup field.

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11 - Venus
11 - Venus
Status: New Ideas
What is the proposed idea/solution?

Reading through the available rollup field formulas, I'm surprised there's no Mode() or Median() available for use.

How does is solve the user problems?

Mode and Median are a staple in 6th grade mathematics, and I can't even begin to summarise how they solve countless user problems that they're used for.

The target audience is anyone working with a rollup field wanting to quickly extract mode and medium data from their linked record array. In my current example, I have a Rollup containing several dates, and I need the most common date - IE, the mode(values) needs to return the date that occurs most often within the array.

mode(["2023-01-09" , "2023-01-09", "2023-01-08" , "2023-01-09"]) returns "2023-01-09", similarly how max() returns 2023-01-09 and min() returns 2023-01-08.

So importantly, Mode() needs to work not only on numbers and integers, but also dates as well - or possibly even strings. For example, a Rollup mode(values) of ["Dog", "Dog", "Dog", "Cat", "Dog", "Cat", "Cat", "Dog", "Mouse"] returns "Dog".