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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2012

    Default kettle to count from the previous record

    Dear all,
    Please help me, I have a tactic mysql data records such as:
    week = 0, start = 100, off = 3, lost = 1
    week = 1, start? = (100-3-1) = x, off = 2, lost = 4
    week = 2, start? = (x-2-4)
    how to design kettle to count on each start of the week?
    (from the previous week / previous record)
    Thank you before.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2012


    You can use the Analytical Query step to access the field values in the previous row.
    So long, and thanks for all the fish.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2012


    Ok, thank you Marabu. I will try it

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2012


    after I try, analytic queries is quite helpful to read the previous record field by field. Is actually the case I have to add first 'off' and 'lost' at week 0, then the result will be a 'start' on the record later (week 1). And so on, adds first 'off' and 'lost' in week 1, then the result will be a 'start' on the record later (week 2), And so on. Maybe someone can help? thanks in advance.

  5. #5


    I am trying to build a similar transform. I have a stream of rows with weights, and I need a running total of the weights.

    rank=1, name=Red, weight=5.0
    rank=2, name=Blue, weight=4.7
    rank=3, name=Pink, weight=4.1

    Desired Output:
    rank=1, name=Red, weight=5.0, sum_weight=5.0
    rank=2, name=Blue, weight=4.7, sum_weight=9.7
    rank=3, name=Pink, weight=4.1, sum_weight=13.8

    The problem is that Analytic Query need to grap the sum_weight of the previous row, but this is not in the original stream, but is calculated after pulling the previous row. I wind up inserting a constant sum_weight, but that does not work. Still working on it.


    I tried a few more solutions, and can't seem to get it working. The problem seems to be that when the Analytic Query step does the look back, it looks at data that pased through it, but at that point the total has not been calculated.

    I'm going to attempt to use a SQL Script step that runs for each row, and does SUM(weight) WHERE ordering <= rownum.
    Last edited by Bob McC; 10-09-2012 at 07:44 PM.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2008


    I would use the Group By step (not the Memory Group By step!).

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    Java 1.7 (64 bit)
    MySQL 5.6 (64 bit)
    Windows 7 (64 bit)

  7. #7


    Thanks, I will try the Group By with Cumulative option.

    I did get it working the hard way, by using a 2nd transform, after the rows without the sum_weight were written into the DB:

    [Table Input] ---> [Executue SQL script]

    Where Execute SQL Script had "Execute for each row"=Y, and script was

    UPDATE benchmark_assets_fs
    SET sum_weight =
    (SELECT SUM(weight) from benchmark_assets_fs
    WHERE benchmark='?' AND ordering <= ?)
    WHERE benchmark='?' AND ordering = ?

    and the ? are supplied as parameters from the stream fields.

  8. #8


    The Group By, with "Include All Rows" and "Cumulative sum" worked for my application.

    For the original poster, you may need to do one pass adding all the "plus" numbers, then another pass adding all the "minus" numbers, which you can convert to negative number with Calculator.

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