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Selection Records

Selection Records

(OP)
Hi I am working on a report where I want to find how many new customers each month so my Select Record is as follows

{ORDERHDR.OPERATOR} <> "NW" and
{ORDERHDR.ORDER_DT} in {?Starting Date} to {?Ending Date} and
not {ORDERHDR.PROFORMA} and
not {ORDERHDR.CANCELLED} and
not {ORDERHDR.TEMPSAVE} and
{CUST.FIRST_DATE} in {?Starting Date} to {?Ending Date}

I need the CUST.FIRST_DATE TO BE EQUAL TO THE ORDERHDR.ORDER_DT - I seem to be getting mixed data with the selection I am using, one account that shows up has a first order date of 2003. I tried it with just using the CUST.FIRST.DATE but that gave me extra data too. Is there a better way to approach this? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

RE: Selection Records

If you really want them to be the same, then why not link the two tables on the date fields with equal joins?

-LB

RE: Selection Records

(OP)
If I do that it seems to not take into account if a customer had multiple orders in that month - (I am also counting the number of orders for the new customers in that month)so when I did equal joins it listed only a count of 1 instead of 2 for a customer that had two orders in May (on different dates)

RE: Selection Records

So they are not ALWAYS equal. So the tables must be linked on customer ID?

I think your use of 'not' here is unusual. Are those fields Boolean? Try wrapping the fields in parentheses so it is clear that the 'not' applies only to that field and not to the following clause.

-LB

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