This is a real teaser for me and would appreciate some help with the
logic. I want to introduce some numbering to a data set. Basically I
have two sets of items the,a control item and a process item. The
control item is always assigned the number 0 eg. if type == “Control”
number = “0” end
A control item may or may not have process, and may have multiple
processes. I have a while loop that goes through every single item and
when it encounters a Control item it assigns it a 0, what I want it to
do also is assign a continuous number to each process item.
Take this algorithm
if type = “control”
number = 0
elsif type = “process”
number = counter starting at one
It will keep adding a continuous number to each process item until it
comes across a type of control or something else. So you will end up
with an output like this
something else, NULL
and so on.
I hope I am making sense with this, remember this code is in a while
loop going through each individual item.
Any input to get started on this is greatly appreciated.