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I'm trying to find a way to create a formula to produce the inverse of this function. When writing the answer can you also write down what happens at each step? I tried to break down the formula to see what happens when we do (@StartQtr/10*10) since it looks like a redundant statement but I couldnt see the answer.

GO

/****** Object:  UserDefinedFunction [dbo].[FutureQtr_fn]    Script Date: 08/12/2016 11:52:56 ******/
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO

SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO

-- This function takes a qtr (yyyyq), and adds the number of qtrs, and returns the future qtr
--e.g. FutureQtr (20154,7) returns 20173
CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[FutureQtr_fn] (@StartQtr int,@AddlQtrs int)

Returns int
AS BEGIN
RETURN
      (@StartQtr/10*10)+ -- Current Year (yyyy)
            ((@StartQtr%(@StartQtr/10*10) +@AddlQtrs - 1)/4)*10 -- add'l years (n0)
            +(@StartQtr%(@StartQtr/10*10) +@AddlQtrs-1)%4  + 1 -- new qtr (n)
END

GO

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by:Scott Pletcher
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What do you mean by "inverse"?  Subtract qtrs?
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by:endurance
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Yes
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Personally I'd adjust the code's method so that you can just pass in a negative number of qtrs when you want to back up:

SELECT dbo.FutureQtr_fn(20154,7), dbo.FutureQtr_fn(20173,-7)

ALTER FUNCTION [dbo].[FutureQtr_fn]
(
    @StartQtr int,
    @AddlQtrs int
)
RETURNS int
AS
BEGIN
RETURN (
    SELECT (total_qtrs / 4 * 10) + (total_qtrs % 4 + 1)
    FROM (
        SELECT ((@StartQtr/10*4)+(@StartQtr%10)+(@AddlQtrs-1)) AS total_qtrs
    ) AS calc_new_qtr
)
END /*FUNCTION*/
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that doesn't really work the way I need. I'll be creating a new function call it dbo.PastQtr_fn and when I write select dbo.PastQtr_fn(20154,7) I should get 20141.
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CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[PastQtr_fn]
(
    @StartQtr int,
    @PastQtrs int
)
RETURNS int
AS
BEGIN
RETURN (
    SELECT (total_qtrs / 4 * 10) + (total_qtrs % 4 + 1)
    FROM (
        SELECT ((@StartQtr/10*4)+(@StartQtr%10)-(@PastQtrs+1)) AS total_qtrs
    ) AS calc_new_qtr
)
END /*FUNCTION*/
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by:endurance
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Thank you so much.
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