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rbartley
Contributor III

Qlik Sense Mashup applyPatches replace all measures

Hi everyone,

I have built a mashup where I start with a pivot table with two measures then depending on the option selected from a list, I either remove the second measure and/or replace the first measure with another value as follows:

 

if(intVisMeasures==2)
			{
					console.log('removing second measure');
					
					patches.push(
						{
						'qPath': '/qHyperCubeDef/qMeasures/1',
						"qOp": "remove"
						}
					);
				
			}

			patches.push( 
				{
					'qPath': '/qHyperCubeDef/qMeasures/0/qDef/qDef',
					"qOp": "Replace",
					'qValue':   strMeasure
				}
				,
				{
					'qPath': '/subtitle/qStringExpression/qExpr',
					"qOp": "Replace",
					'qValue':   strSubtitle
				}
			);

 

This works fine, but now I want to add the second measure back when the first option in the list is selected and there I am having an issue.  

error:

code:-32602

message:"Invalid method parameter(s)"

parameter:"JSON type error"

 

Here's what I'm passing:

 

strMeasures = JSON.stringify(strMeasures);

patches.push(

				{
					'qPath': '/qHyperCubeDef/qMeasures',
					"qOp": "replace",
					'qValue':   strMeasures
				}
				);

 

 

 

Any help gratefully appreciated.

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rbartley
Contributor III

Re: Qlik Sense Mashup applyPatches replace all measures

While I will continue to investigate the impact of patches being applied to multiple visualizations asynchronously, chaining the applyPatches calls has allowed me to progress with my current project and so I will close this discussion now.

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rbartley
Contributor III

Re: Qlik Sense Mashup applyPatches replace all measures

I notice that this works intermittently.  It seems that the applyPatches method sometimes applies app the patches, but on other occasions, it only applies one or two.  Has anyone else experienced the same problem?

 

Any ideas, @erik_wetterberg ?  

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erik_wetterberg
Valued Contributor III

Re: Qlik Sense Mashup applyPatches replace all measures

Hi,

This looks a bit strange:

strMeasures = JSON.stringify(strMeasures)

for you applyPatch to work you should provide an array of measures (possibly with only one measure, but still an array) and then do JSON.stringify on it. 

Erik Wetterberg
https://extendingqlik.upper88.com/
rbartley
Contributor III

Re: Qlik Sense Mashup applyPatches replace all measures

Hi Erik,

Thanks for responding.

This is the definition of strMeasures (I got this from extracting the properties from the original pivot table using options/developer in Qlik Sense).

strMeasures = [
				{
					"qLibraryId": "",
					"qDef": {
					"qLabel": "Import",
					"qDescription": "",
					"qTags": [],
					"qGrouping": "N",
					"qDef": "Sum({<FLOW={'1'}>}[Product Tons])",
					"qNumFormat": {
						"qType": "F",
						"qnDec": 2,
						"qUseThou": 0,
						"qFmt": "#.##0,00",
						"qDec": ",",
						"qThou": "."
					},
					"qRelative": false,
					"qBrutalSum": false,
					"qAggrFunc": "",
					"qAccumulate": 0,
					"qReverseSort": false,
					"qActiveExpression": 0,
					"qExpressions": [],
					"qLabelExpression": "",
					"autoSort": true,
					"cId": "GaXKUM",
					"numFormatFromTemplate": true
					},
					"qSortBy": {
					"qSortByState": 0,
					"qSortByFrequency": 0,
					"qSortByNumeric": -1,
					"qSortByAscii": 0,
					"qSortByLoadOrder": 1,
					"qSortByExpression": 0,
					"qExpression": {
						"qv": ""
					},
					"qSortByGreyness": 0
					},
					"qAttributeExpressions": [
					{
						"qExpression": "",
						"qLibraryId": ""
					},
					{
						"qExpression": "",
						"qLibraryId": ""
					}
					],
					"qAttributeDimensions": [],
					"qCalcCond": {
					"qv": ""
					},
					"qCalcCondition": {
					"qCond": {
						"qv": ""
					},
					"qMsg": {
						"qv": ""
					}
					}
				},
				{
					"qLibraryId": "",
					"qDef": {
					"qLabel": "Export",
					"qDescription": "",
					"qTags": [],
					"qGrouping": "N",
					"qDef": "Sum({<FLOW={'2'}>}[Product Tons])",
					"qNumFormat": {
						"qType": "F",
						"qnDec": 2,
						"qUseThou": 0,
						"qFmt": "#.##0,00",
						"qDec": ",",
						"qThou": "."
					},
					"qRelative": false,
					"qBrutalSum": false,
					"qAggrFunc": "",
					"qAccumulate": 0,
					"qReverseSort": false,
					"qActiveExpression": 0,
					"qExpressions": [],
					"qLabelExpression": "",
					"autoSort": true,
					"cId": "AYQhg",
					"numFormatFromTemplate": true
					},
					"qSortBy": {
					"qSortByState": 0,
					"qSortByFrequency": 0,
					"qSortByNumeric": -1,
					"qSortByAscii": 0,
					"qSortByLoadOrder": 1,
					"qSortByExpression": 0,
					"qExpression": {
						"qv": ""
					},
					"qSortByGreyness": 0
					},
					"qAttributeExpressions": [
					{
						"qExpression": "",
						"qLibraryId": ""
					},
					{
						"qExpression": "",
						"qLibraryId": ""
					}
					],
					"qAttributeDimensions": [],
					"qCalcCond": {
					"qv": ""
					},
					"qCalcCondition": {
					"qCond": {
						"qv": ""
					},
					"qMsg": {
						"qv": ""
					}
					}
				}
			];

strMeasures = JSON.stringify(strMeasures);

As I say, this seems to work intermitently and sometimes, the remove patch is not executed, but this patch is, so it seems to me to be a sequencing issue, but I'm happy to hear if you have any suggestions. 

If my  definition above is incorrect, could you please provide an example of what it should look like?

In the meantime, I notice that appyPatches returns a promise, so if it is a sequencing issue, I suppose I could break the changes down into individual patches and chain the calls to applyPatches. 

 

rbartley
Contributor III

Re: Qlik Sense Mashup applyPatches replace all measures

@erik_wetterberg

OK, so I think I've figured out what's happening.  The applyPatches code is called when the selected value of either of two lists is changed and this is called for two visualizations.  It seems that somehow these calls are interfering with each other and preventing the code from completing.  When I only call the applyPatches code on one of the visualizations, it works perfectly and consistently.

rbartley
Contributor III

Re: Qlik Sense Mashup applyPatches replace all measures

@erik_wetterberg

By forcing the script to wait until the the selection (field.selectMatch()) has been applied (using the deferred object) and by using the same approach to chain the calls to the applyPatches method, so that it calls on one visualization and then waits for it to complete before calling it on another , this has increased the reliability significantly and now no errors are returned.  However, very occasionally, it seems that some of the patches have not finished being applied. 

Since I am already using the following to wait for the function to complete I cannot see a way around this other than applying the patches individually.

vis.applyPatches( patches, false ).then(function()
{
	deferredObject.resolve();
});

 

Can you see anything wrong with my approach? Do you have any suggestions?

 

rbartley
Contributor III

Re: Qlik Sense Mashup applyPatches replace all measures

While I will continue to investigate the impact of patches being applied to multiple visualizations asynchronously, chaining the applyPatches calls has allowed me to progress with my current project and so I will close this discussion now.

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