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Left Keep Issue in QlikSense

Hello All,

I am facing an issue in QlikSense script environment with Left Keep function, summarizing the issue below.

Data load:

1. I have 2 tables with 1 fact & 1 dimension (spreadsheet attached),

2. In fact table I have a column "LocID" with no values in that and dimension table has the data with LocID.

3. Loaded data on sequence of Fact followed by Dimension table

4. Added "Left Keep (Fact)" to the dimension table load.


If fact table column (LocID) is completely null and when dimension table has association by "LocID" with fact table & dimension table preceded with "Left Keep" function, reload is not successful.

Reload progress window shows tables loaded with number of records but at the end it is showing as "Data load failed" (Error screenshot attached).

Data load successful on below scenarios:

Tested by adding a value for LocID in fact table and it is loaded successfully.

Tested with "Where Exists" function instead of "Left Keep" - Works fine

Tested by commenting "Left Keep" - Works fine


In general (as per Qlikview) "Left Keep" should only filter data in dimension table based on the fact(or any other table) table irrespective of column values are null or not. This seems to be not happening in QlikSense.

I have attached a sample worksheet with .qvf file for your reference check and solution on the same.

Please let me know if it is known issue or I am missing something in the script.

Thank you.


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Re: Left Keep Issue in QlikSense

Hi QlikSense support experts,

Can you please advise on the solution .

Thank you.

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Re: Left Keep Issue in QlikSense

Hi Chenna,

I have had the same issue with Left Keep, only my fact table column is not completely NULL. There are no matches between the fact table column and the dimension table column, I think that is what caused the issue.

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Re: Left Keep Issue in QlikSense

Hi there,

I also had a same issue and I found out the latest version of QlikSense works fine with 'Left Keep' funcion.

Here is the version I tested below.


Reload : not successful

Left Keep : can't test


Reload : successful

Left Keep: successful

hope it helps.