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cassiopeia
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Filter DatesBetween

Hey guys,

I've apparently not found a similar post and kind of been banging my head against the wall about this.

 

What am I trying to accomplish?

  • find out how many days a worker has been absent
    • being able to filter this (by week, month etc.)
    • do multiple calculations with this
    • absence score obviously affects multiple calculations
      • provisions
      • statistics on sickness etc. etc.

How have I been trying to solve this?

  • in a DimDates Table I have introduced a test for weekends and holidays (which come from external)
    • in a column "isWorkday" I have a boolean
      • gives me 1 for workday, 0 if not
    • this works so far
  • I have an absence_list given from the server (screenshots below)
    • here I have
      • start
      • end
      • user_id
  • I now tried to calculate the absent days
    • Summing up the number of "isWorkday" in the timeframe (DATESBETWEEN) "start" and "end"
    • it now gives me the correct number of absent workdays without holidays and weekends
  • apparently I am not able to filter this
    • since its month wise, I will have to be able to find out how many days a user_id has missed (example:) last month
    • if a user has been absent from (example:) 22. Januar UNTIL 6. February, this would have to be splitted

 

I hope this was not too complicated in explaination, dont know how to solve this at all anymore.

 

Screenshots:

DimDates

DimDatesTable.PNG

absence_list

absence_list.PNGabsence_list02.PNG

 

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Super User II
Super User II

Re: Filter DatesBetween

Hello,

Generally when I have date intervals of any kind I always try to expand them:
image.pngStarting table

Add a column for the duration:
image.png[End]-[Start]

Then add a list of dates dependant on the start end and duration:

image.pngList.Dates([Start],[Duration]+1,#duration(1, 0, 0, 0))

 

Expand the list and you have a row for each day of each interval:
image.png

By taking this approach you should always get the exact number of days as each row can be individually counted! 

Hope this helps!

Br,
J


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Super User II
Super User II

Re: Filter DatesBetween

Hello,

Generally when I have date intervals of any kind I always try to expand them:
image.pngStarting table

Add a column for the duration:
image.png[End]-[Start]

Then add a list of dates dependant on the start end and duration:

image.pngList.Dates([Start],[Duration]+1,#duration(1, 0, 0, 0))

 

Expand the list and you have a row for each day of each interval:
image.png

By taking this approach you should always get the exact number of days as each row can be individually counted! 

Hope this helps!

Br,
J


Connect on LinkedIn

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cassiopeia
Frequent Visitor

Re: Filter DatesBetween

Thank you very much!

 

I'll mark as solution as soon as I've tested out!

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