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P() and E()

Hi All,


Was wondering if anyone knows if using P() or E() is faster holding all else equal.  Basically I have the option use an expression sum({<[ID] = E({<[Include Flag] = {'0'}>}ID)>}Sales) or sum({<[ID] = P({<[Include Flag] = {'1'}>}ID)>}Sales) and am wondering if one is better than the other.



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Re: P() and E()

I have never tested to compare their performances. However, I guess if there is a winner, then it should be the p() because that is explicit. 


Re: P() and E()

YMMV - you need to test this with your particular data set as that may influence which expression is quicker (if any).
Logic will get you from a to b. Imagination will take you everywhere. - A Einstein
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Re: P() and E()

Like the others I never made systematically testings to compare the performance of p() and e(). But if I would do a numerical check and using 0 or 1 instead of '0' or '1'.

Beside this I would also try if the flag couldn't be used more directly to filter/calculate the right data. I mean something like:

sum(Sales * [Include Flag])

- Marcus