# SUN Report Builder/Functions

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Date/Time

Function Name Description Example
DATE Provides an internal number for the date given.
 Parameter Name Parameter Description month An integer between 1 and 12 representing the month. day An integer between 1 and 31 representing the day of the month.
DATEDIF Returns the number of years, months, or days between two dates.
 Parameter Name Parameter Description EndDate Second date. Format Format code.
DATEVALUE Returns an internal number for a text having a possible date format.
DAY Returns the sequential date of the month as an integer (1-31) in relation to the date value.
DAYS Calculates the number of days between two dates.
 Parameter Name Parameter Description Date_1 The start date for calculating the difference in days.
HOUR Determines the sequential number of the hour of the day (0-23) for the time value.
MINUTE Determines the sequential number for the minute of the hour (0-59) for the time value.
MONTH Determines the sequential number of a month of the year (1-12) for the date value.
NOW Determines the current time of the computer.
SECOND Determines the sequential number of the second of a minute (0-59) for the time value.
TIME Determines a time value from the details for hour, minute and second.
 Parameter Name Parameter Description minute The integer for the minute. second The integer for the second.
TIMEVALUE Returns a sequential number for a text shown in a possible time entry format.
TODAY Determines the current date of the computer.
WEEKDAY Returns the day of the week for the date value as an integer (1-7).
 Parameter Name Parameter Description Type Fixes the beginning of the week and the type of calculation to be used.(1 = Sunday is the first day of the week, with value 1; Saturday has value 7, 2 = Monday is the first day of the week, with value 1; Sunday has value 7, 3 = Monday is the first day of the week, with value 0; Sunday has value 6)
YEAR Returns the year of a date value as an integer.

Mathematical

Function Name Description Example
ABS Absolute value of a number.
AVERAGE Returns the average of a sample.
AVERAGE Returns the average of a sample.
EVEN Rounds a positive number up and negative number down to the nearest even integer.
MAX Returns the maximum value in a list of arguments.
MAXA Returns the maximum value in a list of arguments. Text is evaluated as zero.
MIN Returns the minimum value in a list of arguments.
MINA Returns the smallest value in a list of arguments. Text is evaluated as zero.
MOD Calculates the remainder of a division.
 Parameter Name Parameter Description Divisor The number by which the dividend is divided.
ODD Rounds a positive number up and negative number down to the nearest odd integer.
SUM Returns the sum of all arguments.

Logical

Function Name Description Example
AND Returns TRUE if all arguments are TRUE.
FALSE Defines the logical value as FALSE.
IF Specifies a logical test to be performed.
 Parameter Name Parameter Description Then_value The result of the function if the logical test returns a TRUE. Otherwise_value The result of the function if the logical test returns FALSE.
NOT Reverses the value of the argument.
OR Returns TRUE if an argument is TRUE.
TRUE Returns the logical value TRUE.
XOR Returns TRUE if a odd number of arguments are TRUE.

Information

Function Name Description Example
CHOOSE Selects a value from a list of up to 30 value arguments.
 Parameter Name Parameter Description value Value 1, value 2,... The list of arguments from which a value is chosen.
COUNT Counts how many numbers are in the list of arguments.
COUNTA Counts how many values are in the list of arguments.
COUNTBLANK Counts the blank cells in a specified range.
HASCHANGED Checks whether the columns specified by the given names has changed. Place a column name between double quotes.
ISBLANK Returns TRUE if value refers to an empty cell.
ISERR Returns TRUE if the value is an error value not equal to #N/A.
ISERROR Returns TRUE if the value is an error value.
ISEVEN Returns TRUE if value is an even integer.
ISLOGICAL Returns TRUE if the value carries a logical number format.
ISNA Returns TRUE if value equals #N/A.
ISNONTEXT Returns TRUE if the value is not text.
ISNUMBER Returns TRUE if value is a number.
ISODD Returns TRUE if value is an odd integer.
ISREF Returns TRUE if value is a reference.
ISTEXT Returns TRUE if value is text.
NA Not available. Returns the error value #N/A.

User-Defined

 Function Name Description Example NULL Returns a NULL-Value

Text

Function Name Description Example
EXACT Specifies whether two texts are identical.
 Parameter Name Parameter Description text_2 The second text for comparing texts.
FIND Looks for a string of text within another (case sensitive)
 Parameter Name Parameter Description text The text in which a search is to be made. position The position in the text from which the search starts.
LEFT Returns the first character or characters of a text.
 Parameter Name Parameter Description number The number of characters for the start text.
LEN Calculates length of a text string.
LOWER Converts text to lowercase.
MID Returns a partial text string of a text.
 Parameter Name Parameter Description start The position from which the part word is to be determined. number The number of characters for the text.
REPLACE Replaces characters within a text string with a different text string.
 Parameter Name Parameter Description position The character position from which text is to be replaced. length The number of characters to be replaced. new text The text to be inserted.
REPT Repeats text a given number of times.
 Parameter Name Parameter Description number The number of times the text is to be repeated.
RIGHT Returns the last character or characters of a text.
 Parameter Name Parameter Description number The number of characters for the end text.
SUBSTITUTE Substitutes new text for old text in a string.
 Parameter Name Parameter Description search_text The partial string to be (repeatedly) replaced. new text The text which is to replace the text string. occurrence Which occurence of the old text is to be replaced.
T Converts a value into text.
TEXT Converts a number to text according to a given format.
TRIM Removes extra spaces from text.
UNICHAR Converts a code number into a Unicode character or letter.
UNICODE Returns the numeric code for the first Unicode character in a text string.
UPPER Converts text to uppercase.
URLENCODE Applies URL-Encoding to a text given in the first parameter using the encoding specified in the second parameter. If no encoding is given, ISO-8859-1 is assumed.
 Parameter Name Parameter Description Encoding The Encoding to be used.

CONCAT or CONCATENATE functions not supported, but you can use [Textfieldname]&" "&[Textfieldname] to concatenate text fields.

Rounding

 Function Name Description Example INT Rounds a number down to the nearest integer.