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jekbauita
New Contributor III

Load data from multiple Excel files adding a custom column

Hi everybody, I'm very new to QlikView and to the forum. I tried to look around for a solution to my issue, but couldn't find any, so I'm looking forward for someone to help me.

I need to load data from 2-3 different excel files, each with the same columns.

Each files contains statistic data for a single year of sells (2013, 2014, etc.), so what I need is to also add a custom costant column for each file I'm adding that contains the year.

What I managed so far is to add the custom costant column for a single file, but I really can't reach the result to add multiple files.

Can anybody help me solve the issue?

Plese look below for the load script I'm using at the moment. Note that it adds just one file and that it's working.

Thanks in advance,

Giacomo

[Statistics]:

LOAD
[Area Commerciale],
[Zona Commerciale],
[Zona Venditore],
[Punto Vendita],
Articolo,
Bottiglie,
Confezioni,
Produttore
FROM
E:\datasource2014.xlsx
(
ooxml, embedded labels);
LOAD
*,
'2014'
as [Anno Vendita]
Resident statistics;

1 Solution

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jekbauita
New Contributor III

Re: Load data from multiple Excel files adding a custom column

The propor function is FileBaseName() and not BaseFileName() as written in the code part of the reply.

It works just as neede.

Thank you very much.

-

Giacomo

5 Replies
ashwanin
Valued Contributor

Re: Load data from multiple Excel files adding a custom column

Hi,

If you have files in a folder and the name of files start with Datasource* and want to load all in same qvd the use below

[Statistics]:

LOAD
[Area Commerciale],
[Zona Commerciale],
[Zona Venditore],
[Punto Vendita],
Articolo,
Bottiglie,
Confezioni,
Produttore
FROM
E:\datasource*.xlsx
(
ooxml, embedded labels);

Re: Load data from multiple Excel files adding a custom column

Try with this code,


let path = '..\..\qlik\MyFile_*.xlsx';

for each File in filelist (path)
Let Anno = left(right(File,9),4);
// Carico i dati
MyTable:
LOAD
*,
$(Anno) as Year
FROM $(File) (ooxml, embedded labels, table is Foglio1);
ENDIF
next File

MVP
MVP

Re: Load data from multiple Excel files adding a custom column

Hi

Assuming the file name is always of the format "E:\datasource*.xlsx", then this will do it:

Statistics:

LOAD

  [Area Commerciale],

  [Zona Commerciale],

  [Zona Venditore],

  [Punto Vendita],

  Articolo,

  Bottiglie,

  Confezioni,

  Produttore,

  Num(Right(BaseFileName(), 4)) As Year

FROM E:\datasource*.xlsx

(ooxml, embedded labels);

This will load all files matching the file mask. The year expression extracts the year from the base name of the file being loaded (FileBaseName()).

HTH

Jonathan

Logic will get you from a to b. Imagination will take you everywhere. - A Einstein
jekbauita
New Contributor III

Re: Load data from multiple Excel files adding a custom column

The propor function is FileBaseName() and not BaseFileName() as written in the code part of the reply.

It works just as neede.

Thank you very much.

-

Giacomo

jekbauita
New Contributor III

Re: Load data from multiple Excel files adding a custom column

I've choosen @jonathan dienst's reply because, as a new user to Qlik View, I understood it better.

Thank you anyway for the effort, I will try your solution in the future.

-

Giacomo