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LauriebaylesT
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Dimensions vs Measures

Stupid question.  I can't make a simple bar chart because I don't understand the difference between dimensions and measures.  Years ago I lived in QV but it has changed so much and my layout does not match the videos I'm watching. In my data I have Member and non members for the US and Canada and demographic types where the colors are.

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Luminary
Luminary

Re: Dimensions vs Measures

Partner
Partner

Re: Dimensions vs Measures

still like in QlikView:

a Dimension is what about you want to calculate? -> Membertype and age class

an Expression is how many -> Count the members

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Regards

Shubham_Deshmukh
Valued Contributor

Re: Dimensions vs Measures

Simple way to understand is ,

Dimension is like GROUP BY clause in SQL

Measure is like columns which you show in script

 

-Shubham

Shubham_Deshmukh
Valued Contributor

Re: Dimensions vs Measures

Simple way to understand is ,

Dimension is like GROUP BY clause in SQL.

Measure is like columns which you show in script.

 

Shubham

khanashique
Contributor II

Re: Dimensions vs Measures

In you chart you have chosen 'colours' as dimension and the measure is shown as canada/us in legend...

An example i can give....

Fruits       |     KGs

Apple   |  5

Orange   |   6

Banana  |   7

Here Fruits can be taken as Dimension and KGs are its measures...