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Returns the value of the given measure (or other numeric expression) evaluated for the last non-empty member of a set. This function is an InterSystems extension to MDX.
Returned Type
This function returns a number.
Syntax and Details
%LAST(set_expression, optional_numeric_expression)
The %LAST function returns the last non-missing value evaluated for each member of the given set.
For reference, the following query shows patients with osteoporosis, grouped by birth decade:
SELECT MEASURES.[%Count] ON 0, birthd.decade.MEMBERS ON 1 FROM patients WHERE diagd.osteoporosis
                             Patient Count
 1 1910s                                  2
 2 1920s                                  5
 3 1930s                                 10
 4 1940s                                  5
 5 1950s                                  *
 6 1960s                                  *
 7 1970s                                  *
 8 1980s                                  *
 9 1990s                                  *
10 2000s                                  *
11 2010s                                  *
The following query uses %LAST to get the last non-empty set of patients from the preceding set:
SELECT MEASURES.[%Count] ON 0, %LAST(birthd.decade.MEMBERS) ON 1 FROM patients WHERE diagd.osteoporosis
                             Patient Count
LAST                                      5
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