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balrajprabhu
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find max quarter (Year-Q1)

I have a field where the values are stored as

2001-Q1

2002-Q4

2000-Q2

.

.

.So on

I want to find the max value in the front end. ,and its should be displayed in 'YYYY-Q' format

Any tips ..as they are interpreted as string values

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MVP
MVP

Re: find max quarter (Year-Q1)

Doesn't

=MaxString(QuarterField)

return the latest quarter?

But it might be good to interpret your values as duals, so you can use Date /Time functions on them.

edit: Interpreting like

LOAD *,

Dual(Quarter, QuarterStart(Makedate(Left(Quarter,4)),Right(Quarter,1)-1)) as QuarterDual

INLINE [

Quarter

2001-Q1

2002-Q4

2000-Q2

];

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MVP
MVP

Re: find max quarter (Year-Q1)

Doesn't

=MaxString(QuarterField)

return the latest quarter?

But it might be good to interpret your values as duals, so you can use Date /Time functions on them.

edit: Interpreting like

LOAD *,

Dual(Quarter, QuarterStart(Makedate(Left(Quarter,4)),Right(Quarter,1)-1)) as QuarterDual

INLINE [

Quarter

2001-Q1

2002-Q4

2000-Q2

];

Not applicable

Re: find max  quarter (Year-Q1)

wot ever you decide, always go back to your base unit as users are fickle, get it working @ the base unit, the rest should fall into place

balrajprabhu
Contributor

Re: find max quarter (Year-Q1)

Thank you swuel, it works!

but the only problem is in the textbox it shows the numberic values I want to display as YYYY-Q

How can it be done

Is this the only way

=Date(max(QuarterDual),'YYYY')&'-Q'&ceil(month(max(QuarterDual))/3)

MVP
MVP

Re: find max  quarter (Year-Q1)

Yes, keeping the text format of a dual value when e.g. using Max() might get annoying.

In your specific case, you should be able to use MaxString(Quarter) or MaxString(QuarterDual)

In other cases, you might need to reformat the value.

balrajprabhu
Contributor

Re: find max quarter (Year-Q1)

Wow!,I never knew there about maxstring() function .