How to get missing months

Hi,
i am using a Rails count method like this :
start_date = Date.civil(y=2008,m=1)
@users_count = User.count(:all, :conditions => [“last_updated BETWEEN ?
and ?”, start_date.>>(Date.today.month - 8), Date.today], :group =>
“DATE_FORMAT(last_updated, ‘%b %Y’)”, :order => :last_updated)

getting output like this

[[“Jan 2008”, 30], [“Feb 2008”, 60], [“Mar 2008”, 70], [“May 2008”, 46],
[“Jun 2008”, 33], [“Aug 2008”, 10]]

but i was missing the months Apr,Jul when there were no records in that
months
Can we get the 2 months when there was no data in that months as [“Apr
2008”, nil], [“Jul 2008”, nil] or in any way ?

any help ??

thanks

On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 01:18:33PM +0200, Srinath A. wrote:

but i was missing the months Apr,Jul when there were no records in that
months
Can we get the 2 months when there was no data in that months as [“Apr
2008”, nil], [“Jul 2008”, nil] or in any way ?

any help ??

Don’t try to do it in the query itself, just post-process in Ruby:

module DateStepMonth
def succ
(Date.civil(year, month, -1) + 1).extend(DateStepMonth)
end
end

first_month = Date.strptime(@users_count.first.first, “%b %Y”)
last_month = Date.strptime(@users_count.last.first, “%b %Y”)
first_month.extend(DateStepMonth)
last_month.extend(DateStepMonth)
hash_counts = @user_counts.inject({}) { |h,(month,count)|
h[Date.strptime(month, “%b %Y”)] = count; h
}
@user_counts = (first_month…last_month).map { |month|
[ month.strftime("%b %Y"), hash_counts(month) ]
}

thanks
–Greg

Gregory S. wrote:

On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 01:18:33PM +0200, Srinath A. wrote:

but i was missing the months Apr,Jul when there were no records in that
months
Can we get the 2 months when there was no data in that months as [“Apr
2008”, nil], [“Jul 2008”, nil] or in any way ?

any help ??

Don’t try to do it in the query itself, just post-process in Ruby:

module DateStepMonth
def succ
(Date.civil(year, month, -1) + 1).extend(DateStepMonth)
end
end

first_month = Date.strptime(@users_count.first.first, “%b %Y”)
last_month = Date.strptime(@users_count.last.first, “%b %Y”)
first_month.extend(DateStepMonth)
last_month.extend(DateStepMonth)
hash_counts = @user_counts.inject({}) { |h,(month,count)|
h[Date.strptime(month, “%b %Y”)] = count; h
}
@user_counts = (first_month…last_month).map { |month|
[ month.strftime("%b %Y"), hash_counts(month) ]
}

thanks
–Greg

hi Greg thanks for the Reply,

but i was geting error

3 elements of civil date are necessary

RAILS_ROOT: script/…/config/…
Application Trace | Framework Trace | Full Trace

/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/date.rb:650:in new_with_hash' /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/date.rb:675:instrptime’
app/models/report.rb:51:in track_users_chart' app/controllers/reporting_controller.rb:29:intrack_users’
-e:4:in `load’
-e:4
any idea ??

thanks ,
srinath

What version of Ruby are you using? I tested this in 1.8.6. Maybe
strptime
needs a day of the month as well in the version you have. Try adding "
1"
to the end of the string being parsed and " %d" to the end of the format
string.

thanks ,
srinath
–Greg

i am using ruby - 1.8.5 an rails - 1.2.3.

yep you are right if i add like that i was getting the output, but the
months were returning nil values if there were no records on that day.
as i was formating all the dates in one month to a single month name say
“[Jan 2008, 12]” or else i will get more values for each month like
“[Jan 12 2008, 4]”,"[Jan 20 2008, 6]","[Jan 25 2008, 2]" this doesnt
work for me !

is there any alternative for this in ruby 1.8.5 ?

help me !
thanks
srinath

On Thu, Aug 07, 2008 at 01:01:05PM +0200, Srinath A. wrote:

first_month.extend(DateStepMonth)

/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/date.rb:675:in strptime' app/models/report.rb:51:intrack_users_chart’
app/controllers/reporting_controller.rb:29:in track_users' -e:4:inload’
-e:4
any idea ??

What version of Ruby are you using? I tested this in 1.8.6. Maybe
strptime
needs a day of the month as well in the version you have. Try adding "
1"
to the end of the string being parsed and " %d" to the end of the format
string.

thanks ,
srinath
–Greg

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