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GET DATA TOTAL POINTS(datavar) GET the TOTAL number of POINTS in a DATA series

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Returns the total number of points for the data variable datavar.  If datavar is not actually a data variable then :NA: is returned.

NOTE  GET DATA TOTAL POINTS is relatively slow and is best used inside of INITIAL equations.

Units: GET DATA TOTAL POINTS(units) --> dmnl


sales data points = INITIAL(GET DATA TOTAL POINTS(sales data))

Availability: Not PLE or PLE Plus

See also: Data Equations, :NA:

Sample model: GET DATA stats.mdl in FunctionExamples