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Newbie!! Report Help

Newbie!! Report Help

Newbie!! Report Help

(OP)
Hello Everyone!

I'm new to MicroStrategy. I got a evaluation cd and i was just testing it.
I'm trying to create a report that i couldn't somehow figure how to do it in
MicroStrategy.

I've gotta table where i gather the amount paid by each branch on a given date.
The amount gets decreasing or increasing depending on invoices or receipts.

structure looks like this.

City        Date            Amount
    
Bangalore    11th Nov 2001        40,870
Cochin        10th Oct 2001        27,500
Cochin        10th Nov 2001        35,000
Delhi        09th Nov 2001        67,000
Delhi        20th Nov 2001        44,000
Delhi        27th Nov 2001        34,750
Bangalore    01st Dec 2001        23,550
Pune        15th Dec 2001        23,900


Now I want to display for each city the outstanding receivable on
the maximum date for that city. Like this


City        Date            Amount

Bangalore    01st Dec 2001        23,550
Cochin        10th Nov 2001        35,000
Delhi        27th Nov 2001        34,750    
Pune        15th Dec 2001        23,900

Is it possible to print just the City and Amount without date?

Thanks


Raj

RE: Newbie!! Report Help

create a metric defined as MAX(date).  Then add the city and this metric to the report template.  it should work.

RE: Newbie!! Report Help

(OP)
nlim

i did that and i'm able to get the maximum date for a particular city but not
the amount for that date i.e. when i bring that amount part its not working and
its giving all the details based on unique combination of city and amount.

if the data looks like this

Bangalore    11th Nov 2001        40,000
Bangalore    01st Dec 2001        20,000
Delhi        09th Nov 2001        60,000
Delhi        20th Nov 2001        40,000

the above report again gives that based on unique combination of city and date
so i get two Bangalore and Delhi whereas i should get only one each.

getting my problem?

rajn

RE: Newbie!! Report Help

sorry for delay, just got back.  try this instead:

in your amount metric, under dimensionality, add date attribute to the dimensionality, and for grouping select "ending fact" option. then run the report with city, and metrics of date and amount.

Essentially this causes the amount metric to always be selected at the largest date value, ie. latest.
 

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