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## Set analysis, get the relations of the selection without the selection

Hi everyone,

I know the title may look somewhat confuse but i will try to expain it the best i can now:

I have 2 fields that are related: worker and product line. Each worker only works in 1 product line but each product line has multiple workers [1,*]. There is a 3rd field, also related to both of them which is a metric to which i need to appy a count (it ends up in an expression as count([FIELD]).

The problem is that i need to represent at the same time the metric for workers and for product line. What i want is to select 1 worker and show his/her metric and, at the same time show the metric for the product line.

I also would rather prefer to not use islands (tho if there is no other way it is fine). As information I moreless achived this doing: =count({\$< Product line=P(), Worker=>} FIELD)              But this seems to have no sense to me, does it?

Thanks for your time and help.

Regards,

Lluís

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MVP

## Re: Set analysis, get the relations of the selection without the selection

Consider two list boxes with product line and worker.

If you select a worker, this worker should be green / selected (and all other grey) while the related product line should get white / possible, while the other unrelated lines get grey. Right?

Now, what your set analysis is saying:

a) Make a selection (only in the context of the aggregation) in field product line for the possible / white values

b) clear the active user selection in field worker

This should lead to (only in the context of the aggregation)

a) a selection in field product line

b) no selection in worker field, all related workers are possible

I guess that's what you want if you say 'at the same time show the metric for the product line'.

I might miss something, because you haven't told us much about your the context of your measures (chart / dimensions).

I haven't fully understood 'A senior coworker told me that this was incorrect becose the expression P() needed to take some values, is not allways true then i guess?' can you or your co-worker give some sample?

You don't need to pass any arguments to p() function, but you can. Have a look at the HELP for full syntax.

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MVP

## Re: Set analysis, get the relations of the selection without the selection

=count({\$< Product line=P(), Worker=>} FIELD)

Contributor

## Re: Set analysis, get the relations of the selection without the selection

Product line=P() means that qlik is taking the values related to the worker selected?

A senior coworker told me that this was incorrect becose the expression P() needed to take some values, is not allways true then i guess?

Thanks for the help Stefan, i am reading a lot of threads where you helped

MVP

## Re: Set analysis, get the relations of the selection without the selection

To remove that confusion, you can always use:

=count({\$< [Product line]=P([Product line]), Worker=>} FIELD)

MVP

## Re: Set analysis, get the relations of the selection without the selection

Consider two list boxes with product line and worker.

If you select a worker, this worker should be green / selected (and all other grey) while the related product line should get white / possible, while the other unrelated lines get grey. Right?

Now, what your set analysis is saying:

a) Make a selection (only in the context of the aggregation) in field product line for the possible / white values

b) clear the active user selection in field worker

This should lead to (only in the context of the aggregation)

a) a selection in field product line

b) no selection in worker field, all related workers are possible

I guess that's what you want if you say 'at the same time show the metric for the product line'.

I might miss something, because you haven't told us much about your the context of your measures (chart / dimensions).

I haven't fully understood 'A senior coworker told me that this was incorrect becose the expression P() needed to take some values, is not allways true then i guess?' can you or your co-worker give some sample?

You don't need to pass any arguments to p() function, but you can. Have a look at the HELP for full syntax.

Contributor

## Re: Set analysis, get the relations of the selection without the selection

This was it!! You made it clear

Thanks for the explanation!

Regarards

Contributor

## Re: Set analysis, get the relations of the selection without the selection

Nice idea. I am just starting with qlik so i am somehow confused .

Thank you for the help!