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yearend - script and chart function

This function returns a value corresponding to a timestamp of the last millisecond of the last day of the year containing date. The default output format will be the DateFormat set in the script.


YearEnd( date[, period_no[, first_month_of_year = 1]])

Return data type: dual


YearEnd arguments
Argument Description
date The date to evaluate.
period_no period_no is an integer, where the value 0 indicates the year which contains date. Negative values in period_no indicate preceding years and positive values indicate succeeding years.
first_month_of_year If you want to work with (fiscal) years not starting in January, indicate a value between 2 and 12 in first_month_of_year.

Examples and results:  

These examples use the date format DD/MM/YYYY. The date format is specified in the SET DateFormat statement at the top of your load script. Change the format in the examples to suit your requirements.

Example 1:  

yearend ( '19/10/2001' )

Returns 31/12/2001 23:59:59.

Example 2:  

yearend ( '19/10/2001', -1 )

Returns 31/12/2000 23:59:59.

Example 3:  

yearend ( '19/10/2001', 0, 4)

Returns 31/03/2002 23:59:59.

Example 4:  

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 finds the final day in the year of each invoice date in the table, where the first month in the year is specified as month 4.


LOAD RecNo() as InvID, * Inline [


















YearEnd(InvDate, 0, 4) AS YrEnd

Resident TempTable;

Drop table TempTable;

The resulting table contains the original dates and a column with the return value of the yearend() function. You can display the full timestamp by specifying the formatting in the chart properties.

Example 4 results
InvDate YrEnd
28/03/2012 31/03/2011
10/12/2012 31/03/2012
5/2/2013 31/03/2013
31/3/2013 31/03/2013
19/5/2013 31/03/2014
15/9/2013 31/03/2014
11/12/2013 31/03/2014
2/3/2014 31/03/2014
14/5/2014 31/03/2015
13/6/2014 31/03/2015
7/7/2014 31/03/2015
4/8/2014 31/03/2015

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