16.20 - Meaning of Moving Difference - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantage™ - SQL Functions, Expressions, and Predicates

Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
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Release Date
March 2019
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Programming Reference
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English (United States)

A common business metric is to compare activity for some variable in a current time period to the activity for the same variable in another time period a fixed distance in the past. For example, you might want to compare current sales volume against sales volume for preceding quarters. This is a moving difference calculation where value_expression would be the quarterly sales volume, width is 4, and sort_expression might be the quarter_of_calendar column from the SYS_CALENDAR.Calendar system view.