## Value referenc Price effective date

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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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Master Anaplanner/Community Boss

Hello @Wendy ,

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

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

Hope it helps.

Regards

Arun

Master Anaplanner/Community Boss
The summary for "last transaction" should be "last non blank".

Thanks
Arun
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Master Anaplanner/Community Boss

Hello @Wendy ,

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

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

Hope it helps.

Regards

Arun

Certified Master Anaplanner

@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!

Master Anaplanner/Community Boss
The summary for "last transaction" should be "last non blank".

Thanks
Arun
Certified Master Anaplanner

@ArunManickam Thank you so much!!!

Moderator

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

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

Moderator

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

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