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08-29-2008, 02:49 AM
Hi All

Currently i am designing a business model in metadata editor,and i need to create some calculated variables , and i guess i can achieve this through metadata formulas option~

Now suppose i have to create a variable...

S_CNT which is based on the formula

S_CNT=count(status_cd) over ( partition by plan_name, status_cd )

Steps that i am following now are...

1.I have added a new numeric variable in my database view S_CNT(SAY) in meta data editor
2. Then i am editing the variable, and in the FORMULA option i am trying to place
"over(count([status_cd]));( partition by [plan_name], [status_cd] )"

I am getting errors...its not working for me...
Also the error is not so specific...so i am not getting a clear insight where i am going wrong

Now my question is

1.can we define this kind of formulas in metadata editor?
2.am i writing the correct syntax?

Please help me

Thanks in Advance

08-29-2008, 05:23 AM
Hi Smoking humble guy Amit,

First off: don't send me private emails as duplicates of what you put on the forum.
Second: the possibilities of formulas up to the very latest version are documented on the wiki.


08-29-2008, 08:05 AM
sounds like you need to tick the "is formula exact" option. then it should get passed through to the db correctly.

08-29-2008, 09:31 AM
thanks for your reply,

I checked that option already

I got one success in defining a formula..
but still i have to define some more complex formulas like i mentioned in my first thread


09-15-2008, 07:45 AM
Can anybody please help me, if we can use negative numeric values in pentaho meta data editor formulas?

e.g [X]<=91 works

but [X]<=-91 does not work