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Value referenc Price effective date

Hello,

 

I have some questions on one of my models.  Hope you can give me some advice.  Thank you so much in advance! @DavidSmith 

 

Here is the background information: 

 

1) Source Module:

Flat file without time dimension

 

UNIQUE ID

PRODUCT CODE

MONTH NO

WEEK NO

EFFECTIVE DATE

END EFFECTIVE DATE

FOB

115331062155501-OCT-18

1153

10/1/2018

40

10/1/2018

12/31/2018

11.107

115331062155501-JAN-18

1153

1/1/2018

1

1/1/2018

9/30/2018

10.792

115331062155531-MAR-19

1153

3/1/2019

13

3/31/2019

3/31/2019

11.107

115331062155503-FEB-19

1153

2/1/2019

5

2/3/2019

3/30/2019

11.107

115331062155501-JAN-19

1153

1/1/2019

1

1/1/2019

2/2/2019

11.107

115331062155529-APR-19

1153

4/1/2019

18

4/29/2019

12/31/2019

11.107

115331062155528-APR-19

1153

4/1/2019

17

4/28/2019

4/28/2019

11.422

115331062155501-APR-19

1153

4/1/2019

14

4/1/2019

4/27/2019

11.422

 

2) Calculation Module:

Dimension: by month, by product

Calculate: 1) average price for the current month, 2) the price for the latest date in previous month if current month doesn’t have any price data.

 

3) Issue:  How to deal with 3 prices in April and using 4/29/2019 price (11.1) for May?

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Super Contributor

Re: Value referenc Price effective date

Hello @Wendy ,

This is one way to acheive this, but there could be more as ways as well.

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Average PriceTransactions.FOB[AVERAGE: Transactions.Effective Date, AVERAGE: Transactions.Product Code]
Last transaction dateTransactions.Effective Date[MAX: Transactions.Product Code, MAX: Transactions.Effective Date]
Last transactionIF Last transaction date = Transactions.Effective Date THEN ITEM(Transactions #) ELSE BLANK
Last transaction @ FGLast transaction
Last price of the monthTransactions.FOB[LOOKUP: Last transaction @ FG]
Offset PriceOFFSET(Last price of the month, -1, 0)

 

Hope it helps.

 

Regards

Arun

 

Certified Master Anaplanner

Re: Value referenc Price effective date

@ArunManickam Thank you so much for your suggestion!  However, it appears that "Last transaction" line item in Module "Transaction data- By dimension" is empty.  How did you get them in your test model?  Thanks!

 

Super Contributor

Re: Value referenc Price effective date

The summary for "last transaction" should be "last non blank".

Thanks
Arun
Certified Master Anaplanner

Re: Value referenc Price effective date

@ArunManickam Thank you so much!!!

 

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Community Boss

Re: Value referenc Price effective date

@Wendy ,

 

Just wanted to pass this along, but the period should not be part of the code.  In this instance, if I am reading it correctly, the code or list member should only be the transaction number (1062155501, 1062155531, 1062155503, etc.).  Take a look at this article which shows why having date or period in the code is not good for performance:

 

https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Best-Practices/Data-Hubs-Purpose-and-Peak-Performance/ta-p/48866

 

Thanks,

 

Rob

Certified Master Anaplanner

Re: Value referenc Price effective date

@rob_marshall 

 

Agreed!  However, IT department can't provide the data with transaction numbers.  That's why we had to create "unique ID' to do workaround.

Community Boss

Re: Value referenc Price effective date

@Wendy ,

 

I would recommend using what you have, without the Date as part of the key:

115331062155531
115331062155503
115331062155501
115331062155529
115331062155528

 

The reason being is have the same code, 115331062155501 repeated 4 times, just a different month.  If you removed the date from the code, you would only have this listed once in the list.

 

Thanks,

Rob

 

Certified Master Anaplanner

Re: Value referenc Price effective date

Hi Rob,

 

Yes, the concatenation of those combination without date is only on the List once by using 1st occurrence.  The reason for including date in the "unique" ID is to capture all transactions.  I wish that we have better clean data to deal with.  Thanks!

 

Wendy