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## Min/Max using Fieldvalue and fieldvaluecount with rowno

Im trying to understand the min and max using fieldvalue and fieldvaluecount

Names:

"First name"|"Last name"|Initials|"Has cellphone"|Value

John|Anderson|JA|Yes|5

Sue|Brown|SB|Yes|7

Mark|Carr|MC |No|9

Peter|Devonshire|PD|No|11

Jane|Elliot|JE|Yes|13

Peter|Franc|PF|Yes|23 ] (delimiter is '|');

let x = FieldValue('Value',2);

trace \$(x);

max:
min(Value) as min,
max(Value) as max;
FieldValue('Valor',RecNo()) as Value,
RecNo() as i,
rowno() as j
AutoGenerate FieldValueCount('Value');

If I change the recno for rowno in this line: FieldValue('Valor',RecNo()) as Value,

the min and max doesnt work. But the tables loaded with columns i and j are the same with recno or rowno

does anyone have a clue?

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MVP & Luminary

Some clues, so let's call this an educated guess. The RecNo() function returns the record number of the source table. So that number definitely exists when that source record is processed. The RowNo() function returns the number of the record that's created in the target table. My guess is that the FieldValue function is executed just before the record in the target table actually exists and therefore the RowNo() can't return the value of that record yet. That would explain why RecordNo() works and RowNo() doesn't in this case.

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MVP & Luminary

Some clues, so let's call this an educated guess. The RecNo() function returns the record number of the source table. So that number definitely exists when that source record is processed. The RowNo() function returns the number of the record that's created in the target table. My guess is that the FieldValue function is executed just before the record in the target table actually exists and therefore the RowNo() can't return the value of that record yet. That would explain why RecordNo() works and RowNo() doesn't in this case.

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Partner

it makes sense

but if you comment the min and max table, these tables are equal if you run with recno or rowno:

max:
FieldValue('Valor',RecNo()) as Value,
RecNo() as i,
rowno() as j
AutoGenerate FieldValueCount('Value');

MVP & Luminary

Yes, because then the records end up in the target table instead of being pushed up into the preceding load which processes the records first before they finally end up in the target table.

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Specialist II

I tried the same code without the preceeding load like below,here I see that Val col is returning '?' in the max table , can you please help me understand what is happening in this case

"First name"|"Last name"|Initials|"Has cellphone"|Value

John|Anderson|JA|Yes|5

Sue|Brown|SB|Yes|7

Mark|Carr|MC |No|9

Peter|Devonshire|PD|No|11

Jane|Elliot|JE|Yes|13

Peter|Franc|PF|Yes|23
Peter|Franc|PF|Yes|33 ] (delimiter is '|');
let x=FieldValueCount('Value');
let y= FieldValue('Value',3);
trace \$(x);
Trace \$(y);

max: