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Create a date iterator object

Fiscal Year

Fiscal Quarter
FQ Start Date FQ End Date 2012 1 10/1/2011 12/31/2011 2012 2 1/1/2012 3/31/2012 2012 3 4/1/2012 6/30/2012 2012 4 7/1/2012 9/30/2012

I have a report matching the above format showing the first and last day of our fiscal years (start in October here).

I'm wanting to create a table that populates every date within the fiscal quarter. It would look like this:

Fiscal Year Fiscal Quarter
Date 2012

1

10/1/2011 2012 1 10/2/2011 2012 1 10/3/2011 2012 1 10/4/2011

....

2012 1 12/30/2011 2012 1 12/31/2011 2012 2 1/1/2012 2012 2 1/2/2012

I assume I'd utilize the DateRelative() function and have a reset argument somehow.

Any Idea on how I'd accomplish this?

Thanks!

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    Posted on May 14, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    What's your data source? If you're over a normal database (rather than BW), then create an extra data provider to just return the list of dates that you want from your calendar table (if you have one - if you don't, you should create one given you don't have a January to December fiscal year). Merge the queries on date and then use the date from the new data provider, qualifying it with the query name, i.e. =[Query].[Date Object] rather than just =[Date Object]

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