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## Exists Function issue.

Hi,

I'm a very new QV user and I'm trying to build a very simple load script which has to flag the first occurrence of a value in a given field, let's say the Customer_ID one.

Looking at some of the posted thread about the exists function, I tried something like this:

if (Exists (@1), 'NO', 'YES') as First_Fruition_FLG,

@3 as FruitionTimeStamp,

MakeDate (Left(@3, 4), Mid(@3,5,2), Mid(@3,7,2)) as FruitionDate,

WeekName(MakeDate (Left(@3, 4), Mid(@3,5,2), Mid(@3,7,2))) as FruitionWeek,

MonthName(MakeDate (Left(@3, 4), Mid(@3,5,2), Mid(@3,7,2))) as FruitionMonth

FROM <xls file path and name>

and what I got is that it seems that tool isn't able to find out any value.

The First_Fruition_FLG column has always the YES value.

Any help?

Thanks a lot, Luigi.

1 Solution

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MVP

## Re: Exists Function issue.

You are renaming the @1 field, so I think that's the issue QV can't find any existing values - the field does not exist in the data model.

Try the 2 argument version of exists:

if (Exists (F_Customer_ID, @1), 'NO', 'YES') as First_Fruition_FLG,

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MVP

## Re: Exists Function issue.

Hi

Try like this

if(Previous(@1) = @1,'Yes','No') as First_Fruition_FLG,

Hope that helps

MVP

## Re: Exists Function issue.

You are renaming the @1 field, so I think that's the issue QV can't find any existing values - the field does not exist in the data model.

Try the 2 argument version of exists:

if (Exists (F_Customer_ID, @1), 'NO', 'YES') as First_Fruition_FLG,

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## Re: Exists Function issue.

Thanks a lot, your tip was successful.

Best regards, Luigi.