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Generating Y/N attribute from date?

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Hello Community

I'd like to create a column on file import of a model, which checks if a date is in another column or not and gets filled with Y or N.

In pseudo code:

if date != empty:
    return "Y"
    return "N"

Is this possible? I can't check the date column with if (isnull(), "N", "Y" ) and I need an easy switch for viewers of the story. Think about a column "Date of order finished" and I need to filter for finished and not finished orders with the push of a button.

Any idea on how to approach this? So far I'm enriching the data with a Python script - but that can't be the solution forever. We could use Python for the dashboard then.

Additional information: The data gets uploaded within a model. Maybe that's the wrong approach?



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Hello tqbf,

You can use calculated dimensions in story or add it in model itself. Having it in story have some advantages.

In story > Create Calculated Dimension > add a "if" condition

Trick here is to use one of the available attributes of your date (automatic) hierarchy. In this example I used "year" and for empty date field "year" attribute appears as '0000'. If required, you can add similar logic at model level.

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vijayeta.sharma thank you, that works fine in my story. I did't knew about the .year option, it is very helpful!

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