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Is there a way to use fields from a parent section in a data model to calculate a field.

For example,


Could I somehow use IIF(ParentField="string", 1, 0) as a calculation for ChildField, because right now I can't reference parent fields in the calculation? I can only reference other ChildSection fields.

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  • GrooperGuruGrooperGuru Posts: 465 admin
    edited September 2020
    This is really the place where this info should be.

    However, I see a note that the article is still in progress and traversing the data model's hierarchy is one of the things needed. @Brian is this something you could help with in the mean time?
    Matt Harrison
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  • jclarkjclark Posts: 60 ✭✭✭

    Does this Calculate Expression help with your issue of not being able to reference Parent Fields?

    Below is the output showing that the value from the ParentField from the Parent Section can be referenced to populate the ChildField in the Child Section.

  • AstonAston Posts: 12
    This is still not working for me for some reason. I am trying to populate "In Product Code2" with "In Product Code"'s value.
  • AstonAston Posts: 12
    This works. Although it doesn't work when I run test extraction, but it does when I run the actual extraction process.
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