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Cognos 8 calculating with prompts

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Hi

I am creating a cognos report that uses date prompts, when you run the report you enter a start date and an end date. What i would like to do is make a calulation on the results of a query based on the number of months between the start and end dates entered for example

if the number of months between the start and end date entered is 12 I would like to multiply a query result by 12 and then Divide by 2 but if the number of months between the start and end date entered is only 1 I would just like to multiply by 12.

Can anyone make any suggestions please.

Adam
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I think this is a Cognos issue...
But anyway, you can use SQL server function inside cognos report, so try to create a calculated field on your two date paramenters using DATEDIFF:

DATEDIFF ( mm, startdate , enddate ) gives you the difference in months between the two dates.
Use this calculation to create an if statement to obtain the correct product!
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EXCELLENT
THANKS!!!
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Thanks again
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