This is my second post in as many days so hopefully you guys can help me out again.
I am currently running a comparision between knime and another similar product that is currently being used in our business. One of the functions that is used often is something called an "Offset" I am wondering how to use this same functionality in knime. I have copy and pasted below a description of how the "Offset" works from the other promgrams help file:
Retrieves values for a given field in the previous or following records. It returns the value of the field named FIELD in the record offset from the current record by the value of EXPR. If EXPR is a (literal) integer, it may be positive or negative; a positive offset refers to a record that has already passed, while a negative one specifies a "lookahead" to a record that has yet to arrive. For example, @OFFSET(Status, 1) returns the value of the Status field in the previous record, while @OFFSET(Status, –4) "looks ahead" four records in the sequence (that is, to records that have not yet passed through this node) to obtain the value.
An example of some of the offset code that has been used in the past is below:
if SW_LT_GR_ID = @OFFSET(SW_LT_GR_ID,1) and CLIENT_ID /= CLIENT_ID_Min
What this code does is look at the SW_LT_GR_ID and checks to see if it equals the SW_LT_GR_ID in the row above (IE the previous row). It then goes on to check that the CLIENT_ID and the CLIENT_ID_Min fields do not match. The code will then place a "Yes" or "No" depending on whether or not the condition is met.
If knime is able to perform the same function with minimal fuss I would love to know. I would hope to be able to do this without the use of the java snippets if possible.