Formula for First week of Timescale.
Hi Everyone,
Could someone please explain this formula in layman's language.
OFFSET(1, 1, 0) = 0
Thanks
JH
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Hi @zaibhamid81,
You can check the documentation of OFFSET(WHAT, SHIFT, DEFAULT) function with examples here: https://help.anaplan.com/4f5a095c0e7a4f1ab6ea0ef8f88d6c3fOFFSET
Now to explain your exact use:
First argument of OFFSET (which I would axplain as "WHAT", in this example it can be any number different than zero) tells Anaplan to give you value "1", but (because of second argument of function = 1, which you can imagine as "SHIFT") as if it was in previous period. So Anaplan tries it and does yield 1 for every period, but not the first one. Why not the first one? Because for the first one there is no "previous" period  so Anaplan uses third argument (which you can explain as "DEFAULT"). So OFFSET(1, 1, 0) will return 0 for first period, but 1 for every next  That's why you then compare it with "0", so you have TRUE for first period only, and FALSE for every other.
FYI: almost all parts can be changed in this formula and it will behave in the same way, as long as Y is not equal to X: OFFSET(Y,1,X)=X
Now you should see that format of X and Y doesn't matter, so you can even simplify the formula to "OFFSET(FALSE, 1, TRUE)"4
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