I have been asked for some new reports, with such elements as average week's sales totals (average in a year of sales) by customer, and perhaps later by other criteria.
Looking at the Last Month, 2 months ago etc. data, I am also wondering if that data could go into like CAP bar graph format to see when recurring customer volumes peak each year.

I am trying to puzzle out the significance of what is in some files I not mess with very often, such as SSD SSH RCM SIL

I can see that some YTD fields are THIS FISCAL since End_Year
e.g. SAL300 for a customer looks to me like LAST YEAR is total of 2002 thru April so it is like THIS YEAR is total of 2003 thru April, then when we run INV900 it will put MTD into this year YTD, use bucket 12 for May 2002 into LAST YEAR YTD, so we continue to compare same months, then drop of bucket 12, move all buckets to the next higher one, and replace bucket 01 with the MTD figures. I think that is kind of cool.

But what I am looking for is if any of the YEAR totals is really total of year ago through last end of month. I could then divide that by 52 (# weeks in a year) to get AVERAGE WEEK of sales in the last year to compare to another report I already created that shows total sales for the most recent week, through whatever date it is run (date math = last 7 days of SIL records). If there is no such field (YEAR = cumulative since a year ago) then I will have to sum a year's stuff another way.

SSD has cust/item break down whole company (no facility handle) with MTD YTD fields and the 01-12 buckets
SSH has cust/item and I can get facility from warehouse, but it does not have the 01-12 buckets
RCM has cust only MTD YTD 01-12 and the PRIOR YEAR total, which is where I assume SAL300 is getting it
SIL has detail lines billed, going back one year, pricing not cost of sales ... if I wanted total for a month, calendar month would be much easier than fiscal
ITH_B has cost side but no customer #, although I can get that from cust orders still open (not a pretty picture) but I not want to mess with ITH (such a humongous file)

So basically if I not know of a file with reliable perpetual YEAR total by customer, I will be adding buckets 01-12 to get year sales total.
I also had a hard time figuring out where this stuff is documented.

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