Append & Append in IDEA

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Joined: 07/11/2012 - 19:57
Append & Append in IDEA

Hi,

A closer look at Data under the IDEA tool-bar will reveal a function 'Append' - Fields.

'Append' under Fields in Data allows you to append or add fields to the active database.

You may need to add fields to perform calculations or reassess values in the accounting system or derive values/strings or add comments - limitless possibilities.

On the other hand 'Append' under 'Relate' in Analysis allows you to merge databases into a single file for further analysis.

This is particularly useful when you receive a single report in parts from an accounting system for better load balancing on the system. 'Append' under 'Relate' in Analysis can be used to merge the smaller files into one larger file for further analysis.

Kind Regards

Jairam

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Joined: 06/17/2016 - 13:25

Hi there.
Brian, ¿is there any way to append rows to an excel file from ideascript?
Thanks in advance!

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Joined: 07/11/2012 - 19:57

Yes there is, IDEAScript allows you to access excel spreadsheets and read / modify them.  What where you thinking of?

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Hi there. For a long while i've been exporting data to excel files, but what i do is to run my script from the beggining of the year to the last day , and overwrite the file generated the past month. The matter is I would have to check the last date generated and consider the current date minus 1 day. I guess.

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Hi idemnos,

I don't quite understand your last line, any chance you can give an example so I can understand what you are trying to do.

Thanks

Brian