5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2010 2:14 PM by Maria.Delaney

# Calculate daily quantity from date range

Hi. I'm new to the community so go easy on me [:)]

I'm trying to calculate daily quantities based on a range of dates (start date and end date). I'll try and explain a little better through a simple example:

 StartDate EndDate Qty 01/10/10 05/10/10 10 02/10/10 03/10/10 6

The 'Qty' should be spread across all the days in the range meaning 2 (10/2) is counted for 5 days for the first record and 3 is counted for 2 days from the second record. This boils down to the two records above producing the following output (to chart)

 Date Qty for that day 01/10/10 2 02/10/10 5 03/10/10 5 04/10/10 2 05/10/10 2

(I hope I've worked this out right!)

I'm resigned to the fact the answer will probably involve aggr functions of some kind but thinking about them too much just makes me aggry!

Thanks Guys

Maria

• ###### Calculate daily quantity from date range

Should have said that the dates are in dd/mm/yy format - Sorry!

• ###### Calculate daily quantity from date range

Hello Maria,

I don't understand very much the "2 counted for 5 days" part, but using intervalmatch will do. Check the code and comments in this post to see if that helps. Although the fields are differents, but I think it may help you.

Regards.

• ###### Calculate daily quantity from date range

The "2 counted for 5 days" just means spreading the Qty of 10 across the range of 5 days. 10 divided by 5 equals 2.

I've had a look at that example you linked and some others. They look applicable but they look like they go the wrong way around. By that I mean they look like they're looking for a range a given date is in where I'm looking to take a range and expand it into given days.

Or maybe I'm missing something?

• ###### Calculate daily quantity from date range

Hello!!Maria,

Check attached QVW .

Regards,

Dixit Patel

• ###### Calculate daily quantity from date range

That's a really neat use of the Interval function I remember from my training course!

Thanks very much, I'll give it a try.

Maria