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huixuan_tan
Contributor II
Contributor II

Age calculation with variable input date

Hi all,

 

I am trying to calculate the age of a group of students with an input date variable. The dataset of birthdates of the students are as follows:

Birthdate
12/04/2000
27/11/1995
3/05/2002

 

The codes i have tried are:

age(input_var_date, date(Birthdate))

age(date(input_var_date), date(Birthdate))

age(date(input_var_date), Birthdate)

The results are all null.

Similarly, I have changed the input variable into 3 inputs: 

vDay, vMonth, vYear

and have calculated with the simple if condition:

if(vMonth<Birthdate.Month, vYear-Birthdate.Year-1, vYear-Birthdate.Year)

The results were also null. The issue is determined to be that the Birthdate is a dataset with multiple values but the variable input(s) is only 1 set of data. If there are any approach to this problem please do suggest and help!! Thank you!!

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kaanerisen
Creator III
Creator III

Hi,

You can use makedate function with the input parameters to create the date string and calculate the age by using age function.

Untitled.pngUntitled_1.png 

Age Expression:

 

age(MakeDate($(vYear),$(vMonth),$(vDay)),BD_DATE)

 

 

I used "qs-variable" extension to be able to create dynamic array for input values on drop-down lists. If you just want to type a date string you can use "variable input" extension comes with qlik dashboard bundle.

The sample app is attached. You can check it out. It may need little tweak according to your app's date format which is set on script side.

Hope it helps...

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6 Replies
sunny_talwar

what is input_var_date? A variable?

huixuan_tan
Contributor II
Contributor II
Author

Yes a date variable for user to enter any date they like

mfarsln
Creator II
Creator II

Hi,

You can try to add your own age function to the script. Then use this script on expressions.

Function which gives you the month differences between two dates is like this;

SET MonthDiff =  ((year($1)*12)+month($1)) - (((year($2)*12)+month($2)));

After you add this to the script, you can use this on front-end like any other qlik functions.

=$(MonthDiff('$(inputDate)',date))

anseglko
Creator
Creator

Have you tried adding $() around variables?

age($(input_var_date), date(Birthdate))

sunny_talwar

Assuming they will enter the date in the format D/M/YYYY, try this

Age(Date#(input_var_date, 'D/M/YYYY'), Birthdate)

 

kaanerisen
Creator III
Creator III

Hi,

You can use makedate function with the input parameters to create the date string and calculate the age by using age function.

Untitled.pngUntitled_1.png 

Age Expression:

 

age(MakeDate($(vYear),$(vMonth),$(vDay)),BD_DATE)

 

 

I used "qs-variable" extension to be able to create dynamic array for input values on drop-down lists. If you just want to type a date string you can use "variable input" extension comes with qlik dashboard bundle.

The sample app is attached. You can check it out. It may need little tweak according to your app's date format which is set on script side.

Hope it helps...