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Hi,

I have a cross tab report  where I need to show data for  current quarter as one column  and  whole year as  another cross tab column . But it is not working, can anyone please  give me some ideas on this..


Not working means, for example to get Quarter data I did a calculated data item as:

 [action_date]>= 2012-10-01 and [action_date]<2013-01-01

when I pull this into my crosstab column area I get an error as

OP-ERR-0046 Unable to support query items from the same dimension on different report dimensions: dimension="[MEASURES]"; edge="axis(0)"; edge="axis(1)".
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by:SNeupane
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What do you have for measure?
Looks like you have measure and columns from action_date.
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by:new_perl_user
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I checked that  but I am not using any measure in the report yet and did not use action_date in any other calculated data items...
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Oh I see what's going on.
You cannot calculate with that expression.
 [action_date]>= 2012-10-01 and [action_date]<2013-01-01

That's only for filter.
For calculated item, you have to use a case or if statement as I had on your another thread about fiscal year.
if (date between .... and date < ....) then < (date)
else (null)
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by:new_perl_user
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Thank you for looking into this..

 I did change the filter as below according to your suggestions  but the output of the report is as  attached file

if([action_date]>= 2012-10-01 and [action_date]<2013-01-01)  then([action_date]) else (null)


Can you please  help....
report.png
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Can't see the attachment properly.
Does that still give an error?
You can cast the action_date if format is the issue.
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it is not giving the error, but not producing any data either empty columns.

So I tried changing   the expression as  

if([action_date]>= 2012-10-01 and [action_date]<2013-01-01)  then (1)  else(null)

then it is showing the data as  attached  file.

Instead of single  column it is producing two columns

report output
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by:SNeupane
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Yes that'll do that.
Remember that else (null) in the expression?
You have to use a summary filter to exclude null in the query.
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can you please give any idea how to use this summary filter
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Go to query.
Drag the data item for date you did above to the summary filter section on the right hand side.
[Calculated Date] is not null
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Thank you so much it is working now..
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