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incrementing timeframes

incrementing timeframes

incrementing timeframes

I have a situation where I need to take a file of account data and determine when the first occurrence of a specific event occurred and then measure performance for each account for 24 months after that particular event occurred.

For example I may have one account where the event occurred in May 2007 and need to designate that as month 1 and pull in the next 24 months of data for that account.

However, I may also have an account for which that specific event occurred in July of 2010 and wouldn't have a full 24 months of performance available after that occurrence, but would need to then pull in however many months are available after the event.

I haven't been able to come up with any ideas for this yet.  Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

RE: incrementing timeframes

You need to follow the steps below;

1. Get all the accounts and events into one dataset
2. sort that Dataset by account no and month (remember you need to convert month field into date field)
3. Then its simple datastep processing with first. and last. on account number and retain statement on counter variable to go upto maximum 24  


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