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drohm002
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Selecting last 2 instances of a date-time field for each day

Hello,

I have a field called BEGIN_SURGPROC_DT_TM with values like the ones listed below.  How can I create a formula that displays the last two instances for each day?  Thank you.  So of the values below, I would want the last 2 latest times for the day, which would be 1/25/2019 751AM and 1/25/2019 741AM.

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benvatvandata
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So like this?

benvatvandata_1-1595452819073.png

Do you have a regular Date field?

This solution is based off if you do... if you don't then you could just add a regular Date field to your table by adding Date(DateTime) as Date in your script... otherwise it might be a little trickier if you don't want to do that...

But so what I did was:

1) create a straight table chart

2) add DateTime field as a Dimension

3) add this expression:

  • =only({< DateTime = {"=aggr(rank(DateTime),Date,DateTime)<=2"} >} DateTime)

4) in presentation tab of the object, hide your DateTime Dimension column 

 

Let me know if that works for you.

 

Thanks,

Ben

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benvatvandata
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Partner

Is this just going to be like a list box to select from? or are you going to use it in a chart? 

drohm002
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Contributor
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I want to display it in a table chart...so basically create a dimension that captures the last 2 instances for each day and lists them

drohm002
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I want to display it in a table chart...so basically create a dimension that captures the last 2 instances for each day and lists them

Kush
MVP
MVP

Probably you need to have Date field calculated BEGIN_SURGPROC_DT_TM  if you already have it then make use of it else need to create one

Data:

LOAD *,

           floor(BEGIN_SURGPROC_DT_TM) as BEGIN_SURGPROC_DT_TM_NUM

FROM Source

Then you can use below expression in straight table. 

=aggr(if(BEGIN_SURGPROC_DT_TM>= max(total <BEGIN_SURGPROC_DT_TM_NUM> BEGIN_SURGPROC_DT_TM,2),BEGIN_SURGPROC_DT_TM),BEGIN_SURGPROC_DT_TM,BEGIN_SURGPROC_DT_TM_NUM)

 

benvatvandata
Partner
Partner

So like this?

benvatvandata_1-1595452819073.png

Do you have a regular Date field?

This solution is based off if you do... if you don't then you could just add a regular Date field to your table by adding Date(DateTime) as Date in your script... otherwise it might be a little trickier if you don't want to do that...

But so what I did was:

1) create a straight table chart

2) add DateTime field as a Dimension

3) add this expression:

  • =only({< DateTime = {"=aggr(rank(DateTime),Date,DateTime)<=2"} >} DateTime)

4) in presentation tab of the object, hide your DateTime Dimension column 

 

Let me know if that works for you.

 

Thanks,

Ben

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Brett_Bleess
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