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arianaford
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Values are Multiplying

So the way my data is structured i had to do a couple of joins. Now the way that the data is coming in, depending on how many attributes each program has, the value is multiplied by that. ex 2 attributes multiplied by 2, 3 attributes multipied by 3. etc. How do I fix this?

Thanks! I have included the load statement! and attatched the data I am using.

LOAD
    Program,
    Product,
    CTA as "Attributes",
     "Bias Spring",
    "Internal bearing",
    "External bearing",
    "Backlash Set & Measure",
    "# Vane seals",
    "# Bolts",
    RU,
    "Equipment Type",
    "Gold Tag #",
    Status,
    "PO timing",
    Supplier,
    "# Models",
    "# Operators",
    "Cycle Time (s)",
    "Theoretical OEE (%)",
    "Sourced Price",
    "Machine capacity",
    "Labor cost/unit",
    "Capital cost/unit",
    "Total cost/unit",
    "Lead Time (wks)",
    "Warranty (mon)",
    "Payment Terms",
    "Delivery Terms",
    Comments
FROM [lib://VCT Capital Data/2017_02_02_Assembly Lines Benchmarking_MB.xlsx]
(ooxml, embedded labels, table is [VCT (2)])
where CTA = 'CTA';

join

LOAD
    Program,
    Product,
    TA as "Attributes",
     "Bias Spring",
    "Internal bearing",
    "External bearing",
    "Backlash Set & Measure",
    "# Vane seals",
    "# Bolts",
    RU,
    "Equipment Type",
    "Gold Tag #",
    Status,
    "PO timing",
    Supplier,
    "# Models",
    "# Operators",
    "Cycle Time (s)",
    "Theoretical OEE (%)",
    "Sourced Price",
    "Machine capacity",
    "Labor cost/unit",
    "Capital cost/unit",
    "Total cost/unit",
    "Lead Time (wks)",
    "Warranty (mon)",
    "Payment Terms",
    "Delivery Terms",
    Comments
FROM [lib://VCT Capital Data/2017_02_02_Assembly Lines Benchmarking_MB.xlsx]
(ooxml, embedded labels, table is [VCT (2)])
Where TA = 'TA';

Join

LOAD
    Program,
    Product,
    OPA as "Attributes",
     "Bias Spring",
    "Internal bearing",
    "External bearing",
    "Backlash Set & Measure",
    "# Vane seals",
    "# Bolts",
    RU,
    "Equipment Type",
    "Gold Tag #",
    Status,
    "PO timing",
    Supplier,
    "# Models",
    "# Operators",
    "Cycle Time (s)",
    "Theoretical OEE (%)",
    "Sourced Price",
    "Machine capacity",
    "Labor cost/unit",
    "Capital cost/unit",
    "Total cost/unit",
    "Lead Time (wks)",
    "Warranty (mon)",
    "Payment Terms",
    "Delivery Terms",
    Comments
FROM [lib://VCT Capital Data/2017_02_02_Assembly Lines Benchmarking_MB.xlsx]
(ooxml, embedded labels, table is [VCT (2)])
Where OPA = 'OPA';

join

LOAD
    Program,
    Product,
    MPL as "Attributes",
     "Bias Spring",
    "Internal bearing",
    "External bearing",
    "Backlash Set & Measure",
    "# Vane seals",
    "# Bolts",
    RU,
    "Equipment Type",
    "Gold Tag #",
    Status,
    "PO timing",
    Supplier,
    "# Models",
    "# Operators",
    "Cycle Time (s)",
    "Theoretical OEE (%)",
    "Sourced Price",
    "Machine capacity",
    "Labor cost/unit",
    "Capital cost/unit",
    "Total cost/unit",
    "Lead Time (wks)",
    "Warranty (mon)",
    "Payment Terms",
    "Delivery Terms",
    Comments
FROM [lib://VCT Capital Data/2017_02_02_Assembly Lines Benchmarking_MB.xlsx]
(ooxml, embedded labels, table is [VCT (2)])
Where MPL = 'MPL';

Join

LOAD
    Program,
    Product,
    EOL as "Attributes",
     "Bias Spring",
    "Internal bearing",
    "External bearing",
    "Backlash Set & Measure",
    "# Vane seals",
    "# Bolts",
    RU,
    "Equipment Type",
    "Gold Tag #",
    Status,
    "PO timing",
    Supplier,
    "# Models",
    "# Operators",
    "Cycle Time (s)",
    "Theoretical OEE (%)",
    "Sourced Price",
    "Machine capacity",
    "Labor cost/unit",
    "Capital cost/unit",
    "Total cost/unit",
    "Lead Time (wks)",
    "Warranty (mon)",
    "Payment Terms",
    "Delivery Terms",
    Comments
FROM [lib://VCT Capital Data/2017_02_02_Assembly Lines Benchmarking_MB.xlsx]
(ooxml, embedded labels, table is [VCT (2)])
Where EOL = 'EOL';

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Gysbert_Wassenaar
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Re: Values are Multiplying

Perhaps just load the main table as is, but without the attributes columns. So no joining or concatenating. And then create a separate Attributes table with the program and product fields and the attributes. That second table can be created with a CrossTable load:

Attributes:

CrossTable(Attribute, Value,2)

LOAD

     Program,

     Product,

     CTA,

     TA,

     OPA,

     MPL,

     EOL

FROM

     [LIB://VCT Capital Data/2017_02_02_Assembly Lines Benchmarking_MB.xlsx]

     (ooxml, embedded labels, table is [VCT (2)])

     ;


This will create a synthetic key because the fields Program and Product will exist in both tables. This synthetic key is not a problem and does not need to be removed. But if you want you can create a new key field in both tables based on the Program and Product fields, i.e. autonumber(Program & '|' & Product) as NewKeyField, and use that new key field to associate the two tables. You can then drop the Program and Product fields from for example the new Attributes table.


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Michael_Tarallo
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Re: Values are Multiplying

Hi Ariana,

Are you using Qlik Sense or QlikView - I assume Qlik Sense as I see it in the tags section. I will move this thread to the appropriate section so it will get more visibility - right now it is posted in Qlik Data Market.

Thanks for attaching your data - are you new to Qlik products? The reason I ask, is I see you are joining in the script - and technically that does not need to be done with Qlik unless you are creating a specific a data model that will loaded to a file on disk - that is then loaded to a Qlik app.

Qlik will automatically associate columns with the same name (like ID fields etc) - there is no need to explicitly join under normal circumstances.

I see the data is in a crosstab format - let me play with it and I'll see if I can create a sample for you. Since I see most of the format of the data is the same - we should be able to concatenate and combine all the sheets into 1 table.

I'll take a look and let you know.

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arianaford
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Re: Values are Multiplying

Thank you! That would be a lot of help! Yes we are using Qlik Sense. We have been using it for over a year, but this is the first time I have come across data like this.

Thanks

Ariana Ford

Michael_Tarallo
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Re: Values are Multiplying

Hi Ariann,

I took your script and removed the join syntax and got a simple table that concatenated all the values automatically.

Is this what you are looking for?

I check against the excel data - it seems to match up.

Note in my table properties: - I unchecked Include null values:

or you get this:

let me know how you do.

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arianaford
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Re: Values are Multiplying

The values are still occuring multiple times. Like pentastar equa;s 7.24 when it really should equal 3.62 if the values weren’t multiplying by the number of attributes it has.

Ariana

Michael_Tarallo
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Re: Values are Multiplying

Hi Ariana - can you provide some screen shots of what you are seeing?

For which measure do you see pentastar = 7.24?

I understand what you are saying but need to see it on my side.

Thanks

Regards,
Mike Tarallo
Qlik
arianaford
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Re: Values are Multiplying

This is what I am seeing

I am using the sum of sourced price as a measure and program as the dimension

Michael_Tarallo
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Re: Values are Multiplying

Ah ok - I thought so - now I see - to make a long story short - this data is not in an ideal format for reporting, but we could still make it work for you with Qlik Sense.

This is because you  have Pentastar MLP and Pentastar CTA - so the way the product is working and the way the data is loading - what you see is technically correct - as the data value for sourced price is being aggregated for each attribute value (MLP and CTA) However, I understand that is not what you want, so we need to see how to get the data in the proper format, or perhaps use a SET expression to only include the attribute we want

In short in the data there needs to be a distinction between these attributes - because right now they represent the same sourced price.

If you just want one - we could create an expression like this and use it for the measure.

Sum({$<Attributes={'CTA'}>}[Sourced Price])

So now we are just looking at the Sourced Price where attributes equals CTA - so you may have to create a separate chart for each attribute:

You can uncheck: Include zero values to hide the 0's

2 charts for sourced price - one for CTA and one for MPL

This syntax is known as Set Analysis and is a very flexible and powerful expression.

You can learn more about it here:

A Beginners' Introduction to Set Analysis (video)

Let me know

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Michael Tarallo (@mtarallo) | Twitter

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arianaford
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Re: Values are Multiplying

The idea was that we wanted them all in the same column so that you could pick the program and see what attributes it was part of. The solution below doesn’t really help with that. The data was provided to me in the format that I showed you. How else could we remedy this?

Ariana

Michael_Tarallo
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Re: Values are Multiplying

Looks like you  may have to manipulate the source data to be in a proper dimensional data format - currently you are loading the measures multiple times each time with a different attribute- I'll see if some of our resident experts can take a look.

Regards,
Mike Tarallo
Qlik