Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 14:13:30 -0500
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From: Richard Ristow <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Help with data manipulation
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A follow-up, or a follow-up to the follow-up.
At 04:59 PM 11/24/2004, Lou Cohen wrote:
>I have three variables: Hospital, Operating Month and Bad Debt Amount.
>The operating Month is a date field. [I want to] sum bad debt amount
>by hospital and year to date amount[, i.e. take the sum of bad debt
>for] month 4 thru 10.
Bob Walker posted a solution, to which I added a note about reading the
Lou Cohen described this as
>a question [I submitted] earlier this week about this data set I
>adopted[, rephrased.] (Posting "Help data manipulation", Mon, 22 Nov
>2004 11:04:45 -0600).
I've looked back at that, and it describes quite a different data
>Hospital Indicators 4/1/2004 5/1/2004 6/1/2004
>Ozark Hospital ExpTotalUtilities $34,446 $33,103 $33,325
>Ozark Hospital ExpMedicalDirector $34,730 $34,730 $34,730
>Ozark Hospital ExpPTSalaries $35,425 $34,173 $32,794
(I give data for three months, where Cohen has five, to make the lines
shorter and more readable.)
Does answering the question for your second data layout give you what
you need, or are there still problems converting from one to the other?
And are you aware that, if you do have costs for all months in one
record, you can add the months' values easily with the SUM function,
rather than 'unrolling' and aggregating the data?