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inday - script and chart function

This function returns True if timestamp lies inside the day containing base_timestamp.


InDay (timestamp, base_timestamp, period_no[, day_start])

Return data type: Boolean


InDay arguments
Argument Description
timestamp The date and time that you want to compare with base_timestamp.
base_timestamp Date and time that is used to evaluate the timestamp.
period_no The day can be offset by period_no. period_no is an integer, where the value 0 indicates the day which contains base_timestamp. Negative values in period_no indicate preceding days and positive values indicate succeeding days.
day_start If you want to work with days not starting midnight, indicate an offset as a fraction of a day in day_start, For example, 0.125 to denote 3 AM.

Example 1:  

inday ('12/01/2006 12:23:00', '12/01/2006 00:00:00', 0)

Returns True

Example 2:  

inday ('12/01/2006 12:23:00', '13/01/2006 00:00:00', 0)

Returns False

Example 3:  

inday ('12/01/2006 12:23:00', '12/01/2006 00:00:00', -1)

Returns False

Example 4:  

inday ('11/01/2006 12:23:00', '12/01/2006 00:00:00', -1)

Returns True

Example 5:  

inday ('12/01/2006 12:23:00', '12/01/2006 00:00:00', 0, 0.5)

Returns False

Example 6:  

inday ('12/01/2006 11:23:00', '12/01/2006 00:00:00', 0, 0.5)

Returns True

Example 7:  

Add the example script to your document and run it. Then add, at least, the fields listed in the results column to a sheet in your document to see the result.

This example checks if an invoice date falls at any time in the day starting with the base_timestamp.


LOAD RecNo() as InvID, * Inline [









InDay(InvTime, '28/03/2012 00:00:00', 0) AS InDayEx

Resident TempTable;

Drop table TempTable;

The resulting table contains the original dates and a column with the return value of the inday() function.

Example 7 results
InvTime InDayEx
28/03/2012 -1 (True)
10/12/2012 0 (False)
5/2/2013 0 (False)

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