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LauriebaylesT
Contributor
Contributor

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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Ivan_Bozov
Luminary
Luminary

You can start here:
https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense/February2019/Subsystems/Hub/Content/Sense_Hub/Dimensions/dimension...
https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense/February2019/Subsystems/Hub/Content/Sense_Hub/Measures/measures.ht...

Your example shows a stacked bar chart - two dimensions (Color and Country) and one measure (e.g. Count(People))

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martinpohl
Partner - Master
Partner - Master

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

see atached

Regards

Shubham_Deshmukh
Specialist
Specialist

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
Specialist
Specialist

Simple way to understand is ,

Dimension is like GROUP BY clause in SQL.

Measure is like columns which you show in script.

 

Shubham

khanashique
Creator II
Creator II

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...