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Hi There

I'd like to get a Prior Year comparison. For this matter I would like the user to enter a current year date range. E.g.


ValutaDatum GE '&ValutaDatumvon.ValutaDatum von TTMMJJJJ.'
AND
ValutaDatum LE '&ValutaDatumbis.ValutaDatum bis TTMMJJJJ.'

This one is easy. However from this range I'd like to get the second range (Prior Year), which I don't how to make it work, as I cannot use the "defined" filter (Datefrom, Dateto) field in another filter.

Ideally I would do it like that:
ValutaDatum GE dateadd('&ValutaDatumvon.ValutaDatum von TTMMJJJJ.','Y',-1)
AND
ValutaDatum LE dateadd('&ValutaDatumbis.ValutaDatum bis TTMMJJJJ.','Y',-1)


Looking for a elegant solution instead of asking the user for 4 dates (2 ranges).

thanks & regards

This message has been edited. Last edited by: Tamra,


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Look up DATEADD. You can easily subtract a year from your VON and BIS values. Just use 'Y' as the second argument and -1 as the third.


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HI George

I tried this, but however it wouldn't work..this is the filter set. In the report I am able to select the value range, however only the selected is displayed, but the selected through "DATEADD" is considered..

Can you see my mistake?

(ValutaDatum GE '&ValutaDatumvon.ValutaDatum von TTMMJJJJ.' AND ValutaDatum LE '&ValutaDatumbis.ValutaDatum bis TTMMJJJJ.' ) OR
(ValutaDatum GE DATEADD(&ValutaDatumvon.ValutaDatum von TTMMJJJJ.,'Y',-1) AND ValutaDatum LE DATEADD(&ValutaDatumbis.ValutaDatum bis TTMMJJJJ.,'Y',-1))

thanks


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Hi ValEit,

To verify that the syntax is correct for the WHERE statement you can create a new defined field or compute and add the logic, run the report and see if the value is correct.

Searching the WebFOCUS or InfoAssist forums for DATEADD will provide a few ideas on coding this.

calc date minus 1 month, like edate(MM/DD/YYYY,-1)

need a report with last 18 months from current


Run a few more searches to find more specific related suggestions.

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Kindest regards,
Tamra Colangelo
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