OFFSET returns a value from a period before or after the current period. 

You could use OFFSET to compare how today's regional sales compare to yesterday's. 

Syntax

OFFSET(Value to offset, Offset amount, Substitute value)

Arguments

ArgumentData TypeDescription
Value to offsetNumber, Boolean, date,
time period, list, or text
Value to replace with a value from a different time period.
Offset amountNumber

Number of periods forward from which to retrieve a value.

Positive values refer to future periods, negative to past periods, and zero the current period.

Substitute valueSame as Value to offset
Value to apply if the Offset amount specifies a period outside of the model's time range.

The OFFSET function returns a value of the same data type as the Value to offset argument.

Syntax example

OFFSET(Value to offset, 2, 0)


JanFebMarAprilMayJune
Value to
offset

  3,000

4,000

4,500

 3,700

3,500

4,100
OFFSET
(Value to offset, 2, 0)
  4,5003,700 3,500 4,100       0      0

Additional Information

OFFSET is the same as LEAD in the NONSTRICT mode.

Constraints

The Value to offset argument and result line item must share the same time range. Any formula that conflicts with this rule is rejected. For more information see the Time and Date Functions page.

Calculation engine functionality differences

In Polaris, a value of NaN (Not a Number) for the Offset amount argument returns the Substitute value argument.

In the Classic Engine, a value of NaN is equivalent to 0.

Excel equivalent

Related Anaplan functions

Examples


JanFebMarAprilMayJune
Value to
offset

 3,000

 4,000

4,500

 3,700

3,500

4,100
Substitute
value

2,800

3,800

3,200

3,500

3,300

3,900
OFFSET(Value to offset, -1,
Substitute value)
 2,8003,0004,0004,5003,7003,500

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