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Master Calendar with gaps in Qlik Sense

Hi all,

I'm using the following drill-down master dimension in a dashboard:

=Year(start_date)

=Month(start_date)

=start_date

In the load script I defined start date like this:

Date(Floor(start_timestamp)) AS start_date,

I'm using a master calendar I took from another thread of the Qlik Community. The problem I'm having in charts is that using the drill-down master dimension, whenever a certain day doesn't have values, I get a gap in my axis representation. No matter that I check "Include null values".

Do you think I may need to modify something in the master calendar?

Thanks,

Juan

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Employee
Employee

Re: Master Calendar with gaps in Qlik Sense

My interpretation of this is that the gaps you see represents the fact that you have excluded the date values through selections. Naturally that is the default behavior, as the engine would aggregate based on your selections.

You can expand all values in the dimension if you need to, but you have to structure your data or measures in a way that allows for it. For example take a look at Re: QlikSense Dimension: show all values like QlikView? for a basic example on how to expand all values on in a dimension.

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Partner
Partner

Re: Master Calendar with gaps in Qlik Sense

This is my master calendar:

QuartersMap: 

MAPPING LOAD  

rowno() as Month, 

'Q' & Ceil (rowno()/3) as Quarter 

AUTOGENERATE (12); 

     

Temp: 

Load 

min(start_date) as minDate, 

max(start_date) as maxDate 

Resident event; 

     

Let varMinDate = Num(Peek('minDate', 0, 'Temp')); 

Let varMaxDate = Num(Peek('maxDate', 0, 'Temp')); 

DROP Table Temp; 

     

TempCalendar: 

LOAD 

$(varMinDate) + Iterno()-1 As Num, 

Date($(varMinDate) + IterNo() - 1) as TempDate 

AutoGenerate 1 While $(varMinDate) + IterNo() -1 <= $(varMaxDate); 

     

MasterCalendar: 

Load 

  TempDate AS start_date, 

  week(TempDate) As Week, 

  Year(TempDate) As Year, 

  Month(TempDate) As Month, 

  Day(TempDate) As Day, 

  ApplyMap('QuartersMap', month(TempDate), Null()) as Quarter, 

  Week(weekstart(TempDate)) & '-' & WeekYear(TempDate) as WeekYear, 

  WeekDay(TempDate) as WeekDay 

Resident TempCalendar 

Order By TempDate ASC; 

Drop Table TempCalendar; 

Partner
Partner

Re: Master Calendar with gaps in Qlik Sense

After reading this thread "problem with master calendar and filtered data | Qlik Community" I've seen that the problem happens only when filtering. Apparently, it's the standard behavior in Qlik.

Employee
Employee

Re: Master Calendar with gaps in Qlik Sense

My interpretation of this is that the gaps you see represents the fact that you have excluded the date values through selections. Naturally that is the default behavior, as the engine would aggregate based on your selections.

You can expand all values in the dimension if you need to, but you have to structure your data or measures in a way that allows for it. For example take a look at Re: QlikSense Dimension: show all values like QlikView? for a basic example on how to expand all values on in a dimension.

Partner
Partner

Re: Master Calendar with gaps in Qlik Sense

I expanded the dimension following the example in your link. I had to do a small change in the master dimension, but it works as I wanted:

=Year(start_date)

=Month(start_date)

=Day

Thanks,

Juan