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Junior Sqler
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Posted - 03/07/2013 :  07:48:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello !

I am trying to create a sampling procedure for invoice checking for a specific period of time.
Data: of different suppliers
2.Invoices for each of above suppliers

Target:For each supplier check every 2 invoices.
If find an invoice with discrepancy i check every invoice after it till I find 2 invoices in row ok.
Then restart sampling.

This invoice ok? Previous Invoice ok? status

no NULL Initial
no no Skip
Yes no sampling
no Yes 1st Check
no no 2nd Check
no no skip
no no sampling

How could I adjust my query if i want to sample every n invoices instead of every 2? (the rest will remain the same)

I understand that a counter for 'skip' status is needed but i'm not sure how i could do that.

My query (it works) is the following:

[ranking] int,
newrowNumb int,

declare @SuppliersCount as int
set @SuppliersCount = (select COUNT(distinct [bUSINESSPARTNERCODE]) from #q2)

declare @countsupplier int
SET @countsupplier=1

while @countsupplier<=@SuppliersCount

declare @RowsCount INT
set @RowsCount = (select MAX(newrownumb) from #q2 where BusinessPartnerCode = (select distinct businesspartnercode from #q2 where ranking = @countsupplier))

declare @countrow INT
SET @countrow=1
WHILE @countrow <= @RowsCount

insert into #temp(ranking, newrownumb, [status])
select A.ranking,A.newrowNumb,
case when a.newrowNumb = 1 THEN 'Sampling'
when a.newrowNumb=2 and a.PreviousDiscrepancies='yes' THEN '1st Check'
when a.newrowNumb=2 and a.PreviousDiscrepancies='no' THEN 'Skip'
when b.[status]= '1st Check' THEN '2nd Check'
when b.[status]='2nd Check' and a.PreviousDiscrepancies='yes' THEN '1st Check'
when b.[status]='2nd Check' and a.PreviousDiscrepancies='no' THEN 'skip'
when b.[status]='skip' THEN 'sampling'
when b.[status]='sampling' and a.PreviousDiscrepancies='no' THEN 'skip'
when b.[status]='sampling' and a.PreviousDiscrepancies='yes ' THEN '1st Check'
else 'unknown' end as status
from #q2 a
LEFT join #temp b on b.newrowNumb = a.newrowNumb - 1 and a.ranking=b.ranking
where a.ranking = @countsupplier and a.newrowNumb = @countrow

set @countrow=@countrow +1
SET @countsupplier= @countsupplier +1

Drop table #FinalMethod2
select q.*,t.[status]
into #FinalMethod2
from #q2 q
left join #temp t on t.ranking = q.ranking and t.newrowNumb = q.newrowNumb

Thank you in advance for your help!!

Junior Sqler
Starting Member

18 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2013 :  03:48:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I guess that my question was complicated/not clear... :(
That is why I will be JUNIOR Sqler forever...
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Posted - 03/08/2013 :  04:01:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Post as per guidelines in the link.. Then it is easy to provide solution

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