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Chart with Letter Expression Values


I am writing an app to analyze reading levels in a K-12 environment.

My primary issue at the moment is creating a chart with a date as a dimension, and a reading level as an expression.

I can represent this data in tabular form, longitudinally for each student, with no problem:

For a specific student, the tabular data may look like:

Date               Level

Spring 2011      H

Fall 2011          K

Spring 2012      N

When I try to create a chart, there is no data to display. I'm assuming this is because the letters have no context to Qlikview, and as such cannot be ordered in any meaningful way.

If I use some other value that is numeric as the expression, like Reading Accuracy (which is measured as a percentage), the chart works out fine.

Any ideas on a strategy?

Thank you.

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Re: Chart with Letter Expression Values

Try using a dual value as expression result, with the text representation being your Level, and a meaningful numerical representation (maybe your Reading Accuracy) which can be used as numerical input e.g. for bar chart height etc.

dual( Level, [Reading Accuracy] )


Or create an inline lookup table where you link your Levels A to Z to numerials as needed:


Level, NumLevel

A, 1

B, 2

C, 3

D, 4

E, 5

F, 6


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