• Subject: Re: Processing for 53 weeks??
  • From: "James W. Kilgore" <qappdsn@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 10:27:21 +0100
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.

Scott Johnson wrote:
> Everybody is complaining about the processing changes for the Year 2000.
> What about the processing for the 53rd week???
> What are people doing to handle this 53rd week in their businesses?
> --  Just curious

This should already have been allowed for in the software...if memory
serves me correct....week 1 is the first week of the year which contains
4 days.....depending on where you are...the seventh day is either
Saturday or Sunday...which changes which week is #1.....and I think a
week 53 comes around every 5 years....

It makes doing 13 - 4 week periods for accounting or analysis a little
tricky in that period 13 doesn't contain the same number of weeks.  For
percentage increase/decrease over same period prior year, you have to
take the time span into account.  Not that hard to figure out.
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