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 [CLOSED] Applying a Percentage Calculation from one Row to a Different Row
Gold member
 posted October 24, 2012 11:59 AM
I know someone on FocalPoint can offer a solution to this challenge. Consider the following code where I am calculating a commission payment and a threshold percentage:

```
DEFINE FILE CAR
COMMISSION/D12.2 = SALES*.035;
END

TABLE FILE CAR

SUM
DEALER_COST
RETAIL_COST
SALES
COMMISSION
COMPUTE SALES_THRESHOLD_PCT/P8.2 = IF SALES LE 40000 THEN SALES/40000 ELSE 1;
BY COUNTRY
BY CAR

ON COUNTRY SUBTOTAL AS ''
ON COUNTRY SUBFOOT
" "

ON TABLE PCHOLD FORMAT HTML
ON TABLE SET HTMLCSS ON
ON TABLE SET STYLE *
INCLUDE = endeflt,
\$
ENDSTYLE
END

```

Looking at the output, how could I apply the "88%" on the Toyota Line , to all the other commissions payments in the Japan line - in this case the Datsun. So the 1505 amount would get factored by 88%.

The BMW would get reduced to 20% because of the Audi threshold percentage, and so on.

Subtotal commissions for Japan and Germany would ultimately be reduced.

Thank you greatly for your input.

Confused,
Joey

This message has been edited. Last edited by: Joey Sandoval,

Prod/Dev: WebFOCUS 8.0.08 on Windows Server 2008/Tomcat , WebFOCUS DevStudio 8.0.08 on Windows 7 Pro

 Posts: 94 | Location: Austin, TX | Registered: August 08, 2012 IP
Platinum Member
 posted October 24, 2012 01:46 PM Hide Post
Multi Step procedure with hold files works every time. If I am readiing this correctly you want the lowest, non zero threshold to be applied to all of the countries products. so...

```
TABLE FILE CAR
SUM
COMPUTE SALES_THRESHOLD_PCT/P8.2 = IF SALES LE 40000 THEN SALES/40000 ELSE 1;
BY COUNTRY
BY CAR
WHERE SALES GT 0
ON TABLE HOLD AS STEP1
END
-RUN

TABLE FILE STEP1
SUM MIN.SALES_THRESHOLD_PCT
BY COUNTRY
ON TABLE HOLD AS STEP2 FORMAT FOCUS INDEX COUNTRY
END
-RUN

JOIN CLEAR *

JOIN COUNTRY IN CAR TO COUNTRY IN STEP2 AS J0

DEFINE FILE CAR
COMMISSION/D12.2 = SALES*.035;
END

TABLE FILE CAR
SUM
DEALER_COST
RETAIL_COST
SALES
COMMISSION
SALES_THRESHOLD_PCT

COMPUTE ADJ_COMMISION/P8.2 = COMMISSION * SALES_THRESHOLD_PCT;
BY COUNTRY
BY CAR
END
-RUN
```

Robert F. Bowley Jr.
Owner
TaRa Solutions, LLC

In WebFOCUS since 2001

 Posts: 132 | Location: Gadsden, Al | Registered: July 22, 2005 IP
Gold member
 posted October 24, 2012 02:23 PM Hide Post
Yes, this works great - thank you. But do you think it is possible to get the same results without a hold table? I was thinking there might be a multi-verb solution as well.

Prod/Dev: WebFOCUS 8.0.08 on Windows Server 2008/Tomcat , WebFOCUS DevStudio 8.0.08 on Windows 7 Pro

 Posts: 94 | Location: Austin, TX | Registered: August 08, 2012 IP
Platinum Member
 posted October 24, 2012 02:38 PM Hide Post
FOCUS works on one Row at a time, and the only varient to that is the ability to compare the current row with the previous one with LAST. Hold files give us the ability aggregate like this without dedicating vast amounts of resources to long term storage.

Robert F. Bowley Jr.
Owner
TaRa Solutions, LLC

In WebFOCUS since 2001

 Posts: 132 | Location: Gadsden, Al | Registered: July 22, 2005 IP
Guru
 posted October 29, 2012 01:39 AM Hide Post
Not sure if you are trying to always get the lowest sales value but this does that:
```
DEFINE FILE CAR
COMMISSION/D12.2 = SALES*.035;
END

TABLE FILE CAR
SUM
COMPUTE LOW_SALES_THRESHOLD_PCT/P8.2 = IF MIN.SALES LE 40000 THEN MIN.SALES/40000 ELSE 1; NOPRINT
BY COUNTRY
SUM
DEALER_COST
RETAIL_COST
SALES
COMMISSION
COMPUTE C_COMMISSION/P8.2 = COMMISSION * LOW_SALES_THRESHOLD_PCT;
COMPUTE SALES_THRESHOLD_PCT/P8.2 = IF SALES LE 40000 THEN SALES/40000 ELSE 1; NOPRINT
BY COUNTRY
BY CAR

ON COUNTRY SUBTOTAL AS ''
ON COUNTRY SUBFOOT
" "

ON TABLE PCHOLD FORMAT HTML
ON TABLE SET HTMLCSS ON
ON TABLE SET STYLE *
INCLUDE = endeflt,
\$
ENDSTYLE
END
```

You can have lots of fun with Multi-verbs, but the sometimes get weird when JOINS are involved.

Cheers

Stuart

WebFOCUS 8.2.03 (8.2.06 in testing)

 Posts: 253 | Location: Melbourne, Australia | Registered: February 07, 2007 IP
Gold member
 posted November 05, 2012 04:24 PM Hide Post
Thank you StuBouyer. Your example was the other solution I was looking for!

Prod/Dev: WebFOCUS 8.0.08 on Windows Server 2008/Tomcat , WebFOCUS DevStudio 8.0.08 on Windows 7 Pro

 Posts: 94 | Location: Austin, TX | Registered: August 08, 2012 IP