Equivalent to LOOKUP Function but for a Text formated Line Item?
Hi All, I have an Import Module which has a Number and a Text Line Item. I have created another module with the Dimensions Provided Service and Cost Centre and in the Import Module created List fomatted Line Items for those 2 Dimension. I have successfully pulled across the Number formatted Line item from the Import Module using the SUM: function. This is the formula in the target module 'Import 3 - Consumption Data'.Consumption Volume[SUM: 'Import 3 - Consumption Data'.'Provided Service - Lookup', SUM: 'Import 3 - Consumption Data'.'Cost Centre - Lookup'] I now want to do the exact same thing but returning the Text formatted line item I thought this formula would work 'Import 3 - Consumption Data'.Consumption Unit[LOOKUP:'Import 3 - Consumption Data'.'Provided Service - Lookup', LOOKUP:'Import 3 - Consumption Data'.'Cost Centre - Lookup'] but it appears LOOKUP: can only be used on Amounts and not Text is there an equivalent function for Text? Many thanks Paul
RE: Equivalent to LOOKUP Function but for a Text formated Line Item?
Great question. The answer is YES :D
Try [FIRSTNONBLANK: ] instead of [SUM: ] when you are working with text.
As you've seen, when you are working with numbers, it's possible to , and also , , .
Because text can't be aggregated like numbers can, with text you have a couple of different options:
FIRSTNONBLANK - grabs the first string that it finds
LASTNONBLANK - returns the last string that is finds
TEXTLIST - concatenates all the text that it finds with a comma (,)
So I think in your case your formula would be: