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# Data Functions Use

You can use the following data functions when defining a formula or a calculated key figure as an operator.

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 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

The function is identical to the operator NOT and should no longer be used.

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 to avoid displaying an error message or to be able to calculate further with a defined result.

NODIM

Value without Units or Currencies

NODIM(<Expression>)

Returns the pure number value of <Expression> and suppresses the unit and currency.

NOERR

No Error

NOERR(<Expression>)

Results in 0 if the expression identified by <Expression> causes a calculation error during evaluation. Otherwise the result is the value of the expression. This is used to avoid displaying an error message or to be able to calculate further with a defined result.

SUMCT

Norming Operation Result

SUMCT <Operand>

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

SUMGT

Norming Operation Grand Total

SUMGT <Operand>

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

SUMRT

Norming Operation Query Result

SUMRT <Operand>

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

In contrast to the calculation of the grand total, the dynamic filters are not included in the calculation of the query result, that is, it is always normalized to the same size, irrespective of the dynamic filter and navigation status.

TIME

Casting Operator Time

TIME

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

Example

In this way -4812 is displayed as -1:20:12.

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

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

The number of hours can be as high as required. The system starts from 0 again after 24 hours.

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, for example, you want to calculate 4 hours for time key figures then you can implement the operator TIME.