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08-11-2017
08:04 AM

08-11-2017
08:04 AM

I wanted be able to create a formula on an ETL? is that possible. I know the first thing that someone would say is create a beastmode. But what I want to do with those formulas is be able to collapse those formulas. Therefore a Beastmode would not work, I need to create a formula on the etl and collapse those. If someone can help me with this, I would greatly appreciate it.

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08-21-2017
08:15 AM

08-21-2017
08:15 AM

Hey @xMauro14x,

You can write a function in sql dataflow to calculate the formula. Once you create a function you can use that function as a formula in other steps of the dataflow.

Let me know if this helps.

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08-20-2017
07:54 AM

08-20-2017
07:54 AM

Can someone help with creating a formula?

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08-21-2017
08:15 AM

08-21-2017
08:15 AM

Hey @xMauro14x,

You can write a function in sql dataflow to calculate the formula. Once you create a function you can use that function as a formula in other steps of the dataflow.

Let me know if this helps.

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09-18-2017
02:54 PM

09-18-2017
02:54 PM

But is there anyway that I can create a formula on a ETL, I know I can do a beastmode but what I am trying to do is to have that formula already created so I can use it in Beastmode. I rememeber someone from support once did something like Num and Den to create divisions on a ETL.

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09-19-2017
07:28 AM

09-19-2017
07:28 AM

good morning,

I've had some success with SQL formulas. What are you trying to calculate?

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09-22-2017
03:51 PM

09-22-2017
03:51 PM

For now, you can only do basic calculations using multiple calculator blocks within ETL. If you want to add, subtract, multiply 2 columns, etc you only need 1 calculator block. If you want to add THEN multiply or any other combination of that, you need to use multiple calculator blocks. There aren't any functions besides the ones listed below. I personally prefer SQL dataflow over ETL because any calculation is possible.