Merge two dates

Hi,

 

Is it possible to merge two different date fields into one?

I want to merge the Project_startdate and Project_upgradedate as one field. Below is an example:

 

Project_startDate

Project_upgradedate

Projects

10/14/2020

10/14/2020

34

10/15/2020

10/20/2020

50

10/16/2020

 

60

10/17/2020

 

50

10/18/2020

 

50

10/19/2020

 

50

Projects.JPG

 

Thanks in advance

 

Best Answers

  • MarkSnodgrass
    MarkSnodgrass Portland, Oregon 🟤
    Accepted Answer

    Yes. You can do this in Magic ETL or in a beast mode. You would use the Set Column Value tile in the ETL. Here's a link to how to use it: https://knowledge.domo.com/Prepare/Magic_Transforms/ETL_DataFlows/04ETL_Actions%3A_Edit_Data#Set_Column_Value

    In a Beast Mode, you would use the IFNULL function like this:

    IFNULL('Project_upgradedate','Project_startdate')

    This would use the project_upgradedate field if it is there. Otherwise, it would use the project_startdate field. 

  • jaeW_at_Onyx
    jaeW_at_Onyx Budapest / Portland, OR 🟤
    Accepted Answer

    If you have Magic 1.0 you split your data into 2 parts.  Where where Col B is NULL and Col B IS NOT NULL (use FILTER tiles)  then you can use SET COLUMN tile or I use SELECT and just choose the column I want to keep.

    If you're on the Magic 2.0 beta you can use a Formula tile and use IFNULL as Mark recommended.

     

    In MySQL you can use a COALESCE function.

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