How to use FIRSTNONBLANK/LASTNONBLANK in a custom calendar

taku.s
Contributor

How to use FIRSTNONBLANK/LASTNONBLANK in a custom calendar

Hello everyone.

 

I have created a custom calendar.
I have mapped Week(List) and Year(List) corresponding to Time(Days).

 

I would like to create a module that sets the start and end dates to the Week(List) and Year(List).

I thought I could use the FIRSTNONBLANK and LASTNONBLANK function to get those dates, but it does not work.

Is there any good solution for this?

 

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Best regards,

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Misbah
Moderator

@taku.s 

 

In your Calendar Master Module - Keep the Summary of Week (List) and Year (List) lines as FIRSTNONBLANK and see if you get the values get updated in the target module.

 

Misbah

MarkWarren
Expert

You will need to dimension your From and To by Time (this can be at Year level if you use the Summary mentioned by @Misbah )

MarkWarren
Expert

I just tested and had to do the from date on a Day timescale, then needed a mapping to do a lookup from fake to real weeks.

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there must be a better way!

taku.s
Contributor

Hi, @MarkWarren 

Thank you for your reply!

 

What kind of module (or list) is this "year mapping"?

 

best regards,

MarkWarren
Expert

I created a module dimensioned by the Year list with a line item that is formatted to a year time period. In my test I just manually set but it wouldn't be too difficult to set up a formula there.
This is to allow us to take the data we need out of the Time dimension...

taku.s
Contributor

Thank you for your reply.

I will try it as a reference!

 

best regards,