R conversion error in RAGG

Could you please help with a question about using R in celonis?
I only start to use function such as RCALL and RAGG. My analisys requeres work with dates and time, so I have to use datetime types and test this with the following code:

*RAGG(“v_oa_cases”.“number” AS x, *

as.POSIXct(“2019-01-01 12:00:00”)


This gives an error: “No result value in R script execution”. Same as specifying the format in as.POSIXct.
What could be the problem? Could somebody help with the suitable options?

Thank you

Hi Kestrel,

Did you know that there is a built in PQL function called TO_TIMESTAMP?
You can find it in the manual, but to give you a relevant example:

I think what you are trying to achieve can be done like this:
TO_TIMESTAMP( '2019-01-01 12:00:00','YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:SS')

If you want to use R, you would first need to set up your own R server to connect to, I would recommend to do that only if there are no other options, as it brings a lot of overhead.

Does this answer your question?


Unfortunately there are no other options except of using R due to the complexity of the necessary calculations. In fact firstly I have to generate the regular time sequence with R-code:

seq(as.POSIXct(“2019-01-09 00:10:00”, tz=“UTC”), as.POSIXct(“2019-01-31 00:10:00”, tz = “UTC”), “10 min”)

RAGG(“v_oa_cases”.“number” AS x, ’
s<- seq(1:7)seq(as.POSIXct(“2019-01-09 00:10:00”, tz=“UTC”), as.POSIXct(“2019-01-31 00:10:00”, tz = “UTC”), “10 min”)max(s)

And the problem is in datetypes, because the following code works without errors:

RAGG(“v_oa_cases”.“number” AS x, ’

And if I’m working with Celonis Cloud, I also need to set up your own R server to connect to?

Hi Kestrel,

Unfortunately RAGG and RCALL are not supported in Celonis Cloud. It would be possible to use R code in the Machine Learning Workbench (although it is easier to use Python to integrate with Celonis). I am not that familiar with R, but if the challenge is to create a sequence of timestamps with 10 minutes between them this is also possible in PQL by combining the TO_TIMESTAMP, RANGE and ADD_MINUTES functions.

Best regards,
Simon Riezebos