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[SOLVED]Counter Based On Start & End Date
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Hello All,

I'm having some difficulty with some code and need some assistance.

I need to create a counter/grouping in a DEFINE based on a Start Date and End Date to place into an ACROSS.

Example:
Start Date: 2015/10/15
End Date: 2016/02/15

2015/10 = 1
2015/11 = 2
2015/12 = 3
2016/01 = 4
2016/02 = 5

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

TIA

This message has been edited. Last edited by: <Emily McAllister>,
 
Posts: 5 | Registered: May 17, 2016Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Could be one way to do it
DEFINE FILE GGSALES
DTEYM /YYM = DATE;
END
TABLE FILE GGSALES
SUM UNITS
BY DTEYM
BY TOTAL COMPUTE ID /P3 = IF DTEYM EQ LAST DTEYM THEN ID ELSE ID + 1;
BY STCD
ON TABLE HOLD AS TMP FORMAT FOCUS
END
-RUN

TABLE FILE TMP
SUM UNITS
BY STCD
ACROSS ID
ACROSS DTEYM AS ''
END
-RUN


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Posts: 2172 | Location: Montreal Area, Qc, CA | Registered: September 25, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Sounds like a candidate for the McGyver technique.

Or, if you're reporting on an RDBMS that supports recursive CTE's or that has generator functions (or both), you could do it in SQL (using SQL passthru).

Especially the CTE's are fun queries to write, but you need to get your head in the right mode to understand how that recursion works.


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Posts: 1643 | Location: Enschede, Netherlands | Registered: August 12, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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How about using RANKED BY Start Date?

Run the request and hold the result and you will have a new field called RANK that you can subsequently use as you please.


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Posts: 674 | Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada ... In Focus since 1985 | Registered: September 28, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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TABLE FILE SWI
SUM VOLUME
BY TIME_TIME_HIERARCHY_WEEK
WHERE TIME_TIME_HIERARCHY_WEEK GE '&START_DATE';
WHERE TIME_TIME_HIERARCHY_WEEK LE '&END_DATE';
ON TABLE HOLD
END

DEFINE FILE HOLD
NEWSORT/I1=IF TIME_TIME_HIERARCHY_WEEK NE LAST TIME_TIME_HIERARCHY_WEEK THEN LAST NEWSORT + 1 ELSE 1;
END

TABLE FILE HOLD
SUM VOLUME
ACROSS NEWSORT
END


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Thank You for everyone's reply...the stakeholder dropped the requirement I needed the counter for from the report.

Thanks for all the great suggestions.


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