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Filter rows, by columns max values

KuyuKuyu Member Posts: 6 Contributor I
I have 2 date columns, startDate and endDate.
I need to filter out the endDate by the min of the startDate.

For example, if I have min start date of 1.1.2014 I cant have endDate of 1.1.2013.

You have an idea how can I do it? 

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    David_ADavid_A Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RMResearcher, Member Posts: 297 RM Research
    edited January 2020
    Hi @Kuyu,

    you can use the expression parser to compare the two dates and get the difference between the two dates. There is a function called date_diff() if the difference is less than 0, the example is invalid.

    See the attached process on how to use the expression builder to filter examples.


    <process version="9.5.001">
      <operator activated="true" class="process" compatibility="9.5.001" expanded="true" name="Process">
        <parameter key="logverbosity" value="init"/>
        <parameter key="random_seed" value="2001"/>
        <parameter key="send_mail" value="never"/>
        <parameter key="notification_email" value=""/>
        <parameter key="process_duration_for_mail" value="30"/>
        <parameter key="encoding" value="SYSTEM"/>
        <process expanded="true">
          <operator activated="true" class="utility:create_exampleset" compatibility="9.5.001" expanded="true" height="68" name="Create ExampleSet" width="90" x="112" y="34">
            <parameter key="generator_type" value="attribute functions"/>
            <parameter key="number_of_examples" value="19"/>
            <parameter key="use_stepsize" value="false"/>
            <list key="function_descriptions">
              <parameter key="Date_start" value="date_set(date_now(), floor(30*(rand()-1)),DATE_UNIT_DAY)"/>
              <parameter key="Date_end" value="date_set(date_now(), floor(35*(rand()-1)),DATE_UNIT_DAY)"/>
            <parameter key="add_id_attribute" value="false"/>
            <list key="numeric_series_configuration">
              <parameter key="Date_start" value="linear.0\.0.50\.0"/>
              <parameter key="Date_end" value="linear.0\.0.50\.0"/>
            <list key="date_series_configuration"/>
            <list key="date_series_configuration (interval)"/>
            <parameter key="date_format" value="yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss"/>
            <parameter key="time_zone" value="SYSTEM"/>
            <parameter key="column_separator" value=","/>
            <parameter key="parse_all_as_nominal" value="false"/>
            <parameter key="decimal_point_character" value="."/>
            <parameter key="trim_attribute_names" value="true"/>
          <operator activated="true" class="filter_examples" compatibility="9.5.001" expanded="true" height="103" name="Filter Examples" width="90" x="313" y="34">
            <parameter key="parameter_expression" value="date_diff(Date_start,Date_end)&lt;0"/>
            <parameter key="condition_class" value="expression"/>
            <parameter key="invert_filter" value="false"/>
            <list key="filters_list"/>
            <parameter key="filters_logic_and" value="true"/>
            <parameter key="filters_check_metadata" value="true"/>
          <connect from_op="Create ExampleSet" from_port="output" to_op="Filter Examples" to_port="example set input"/>
          <connect from_op="Filter Examples" from_port="example set output" to_port="result 1"/>
          <connect from_op="Filter Examples" from_port="unmatched example set" to_port="result 2"/>
          <portSpacing port="source_input 1" spacing="0"/>
          <portSpacing port="sink_result 1" spacing="0"/>
          <portSpacing port="sink_result 2" spacing="0"/>
          <portSpacing port="sink_result 3" spacing="0"/>

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    KuyuKuyu Member Posts: 6 Contributor I
    Hey @David_A

    I understand what you did, but I need ti now per row,
    I need it to be the min of all the dataset of date_start and only then comper to date_end

    In you example you comper each row,
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