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# Data Functions Use

When defining a formula or calculated key figure, you can use the following data functions as operators.

Features

Operator

Operator Name

Description

COUNT

Counter

COUNT(<Expression>)

Returns value 1 if the expression <> identified by <Expression> results in 0, otherwise 0.

DATE

Casting Operator Date

DATE

The value is given as the number of days starting from 01.01.0000 and then displayed as a date.

The value can be between 0 and a million. This which allows for a date range between 01.01.0000 and 27.11.2738.

DELTA

Delta

DELTA(<Expression>)

Returns value 1 if the expression identified by <Expression> results in 0, otherwise 0.

Caution

This function is identical to the NOT operator and should not be used anymore.

FIX FIX Fixes the context of the aggregation by preventing the exception aggregation from using the GROUP-BY clause. The constant selection is therefore made before the formula calculation (see Fix Operator).

NDIV0

No DIV0

NDIV(<Expression>)

Results in 0 if the expression identified by <Expression> is caused by a division by 0 during calculation. Otherwise, the result is the value of the expression. This is used in order to avoid error messages or so that you can continue calculating with a defined result.

NODIM

Value without Units or Currencies

NODIM(<Expression>)

Returns purely numerical values of <expression> and suppresses units and currencies.

NOERR

No Error

NOERR(<Expression>)

Results in 0 if the calculation of <expression> causes an arithmetical error. Otherwise, the result is the value of the expression. This is used in order to avoid error messages or so that you can continue calculating with a defined result.

SUMCT

Norming Operation Result

SUMCT <Operand>

Returns the result of the operand at the next-highest level (intermediate result) (see Percentage Functions, %CT).

SUMGT

Norming Operation Grand Total

SUMGT <Operand>

Returns the grand total of the operand (see Percentage Functions, %GT).

SUMRT

Norming Operation Query Result

SUMRT <Operand>

Returns the query result of the operand (see Percentage Functions, %RT).

Unlike the process for calculating the overall result, dynamic filters are not used in the calculation of the query result. This means that the calculation always normalizes to the same value, irrespective of the filter status and the navigational state.

TIME

Casting Operator Time

TIME

The TIME operator takes any key figure or (partial) formula and makes a key figure of type TIME. The system removes the decimal places, interprets the value as seconds, and returns the value in the form +-hh:mm:ss.

Example

-4812 is thus displayed as -1:20:12.

A number is expressed as the number of seconds from 00:00:00 and is expressed in hours, minutes, and seconds. A key figure of type TIME with value 0 is displayed as 00:00:00.

Negative times are allowed: For a negative number the system calculates backwards from 00:00:00.

You can enter any number of hours. After 24 hours, the system does not restart again at 0.

Example

NOERR (x): Equal to 0 for undefined calculations, otherwise x

NOERR(SQRT(-1)) = 0

Result (SUMCT)

Year

Region

Revenue

SUMCT 'Revenue'

1999

North

30

60

South

30

60

Result 1999

60

180

2000

North

60

120

South

60

120

Result 2000

120

180

Overall Result

180

180

Grand Total (SUMGT)

Year

Region

Revenue

SUMGT 'Revenue'

1999

North

30

180

South

30

180

Result 1999

60

180

2000

North

60

180

South

60

180

Result 2000

120

180

Overall Result

180

180

Query Result (Report Total) (SUMRT)

Year

Region

Revenue

SUMRT "Revenue"

1999

North

30

180

South

30

180

Result 1999

60

180

Overall Result

60

180

The year 1999 is in the dynamic filter. The missing revenue 120 comes from the year 2000 (see SUMGT).

Process Value as Time (TIME)

This function is mainly intended for offset calculations. If you want to calculate 4 hours for time key figures for example, you can use the TIME operator.