Descending number sequence with Dates (Months) as the heading

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Descending number sequence with Dates (Months) as the heading

Assuming my heading is the time: Jan 19, Feb 19 to Dec. 20. This is due to a parameter set. and the range changes based on the parameter to be set.

 

My line item will be Date in number. this will make Jan 20 - Dec 20 to 1, 2, 3 and so on. I have successfully sequenced Jan 20 - Dec 20. 

 

However Jan 19 to Dec 19 will have to be sequenced as -12, -11, -10 and so one. Making Dec 19 the -1 in the sequence.

 

How can i possibly pull this off using a number format?

 

Thanks, 

Elaine

 

 

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Re: Descending number sequence with Dates (Months) as the heading

Hi Elaine,

 

Assuming your line item is called Number, try this formula in the line item

IF ITEM(Time) = Time.'Jan 19' THEN -12 ELSE PREVIOUS(Number) + 1

 

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Let me know if it works

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Re: Descending number sequence with Dates (Months) as the heading

It looks good except that u hardcoded "-12" in the formula. Is there a way to not hard code it?

 

Assuming the parameters state that:

Start year: FY18

Launch year: FY20

 

That is where the users set the parameters. So the start month of Start year and Launch year is January. From that given info, how can i make the sequence without hardcording the distance between Jan 18 (being the -24) and Jan 20 (being the +1). No "0" in between the +1 and the -1 by the way.

 

Thanks again, 

Elaine

 

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Re: Descending number sequence with Dates (Months) as the heading

Absolutely!

 

Here's my time selection module and formulas:

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The Year difference formula is very important:

 

ROUND((START(Launch Year) - START(Start Year)) / 365) * 12

 

 

And here's the formula for the Number line item in a module dimensioned only by time

 

IF ITEM(Time) < Time selection.Launch Year THEN IF ITEM(Time) = Time selection.Start Year THEN Time selection.Year difference * -1 ELSE PREVIOUS(Number) + 1 ELSE IF ITEM(Time) = Time selection.Launch Year THEN 1 ELSE PREVIOUS(Number) + 1

 

Result:

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Let me know if that works

 

Regards,

Anirudh

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Re: Descending number sequence with Dates (Months) as the heading

@elaine.novel 

 

Here is solution that hopefully works for you, I broke it up into 3 line items:

 

Elaine: IF ITEM(Time) = IF ITEM(Time) = SYS Global.Elaine Date THEN 1 ELSE IF NEXT(Elaine) = 1 THEN -1 ELSE IF ITEM(Time) < SYS Global.Elaine Date THEN NEXT(Elaine) - 1 ELSE 0

Next Elaine: IF ITEM(Time) > SYS Global.Elaine Date THEN PREVIOUS(Elaine) + 1 ELSE 0

Final Elaine: Elaine + Next Elaine

 

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Hope this helps,

 

Rob