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Calculating Day of the week - Cognos 10.2

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Hello Experts,

I am a newbie to Cognos. I am using Cognos version 10.2.

I have a column named "Transaction_Date" in my data, using this i am trying to calculate "Day of the week"( i.e 1 is the first day of the week as indicated by the second parameter (1 to 7, 1 being Monday and 7 being Sunday).

I used the below mentioned syntax to get the results:

_day_of_week ([Time Metrics].[Transaction Date]],1)

But I am getting an error message as mentioned below:

Parsing error before or near position: 52 of: "_day_of_week ([Time Metrics].[Transaction Date]],1)"

I am clueless how to proceed further, since the syntax seems okay...

It would of great help if any one can help me to get the results.

Looking forward for the positive response!

Thanks,
Ganesh
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