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Use variables as filters for showing values in a table


I need to perform the following operation:

  • I have a table (excel file) with two fields (ID and Text) containing a series of texts/messages
  • My QV calculates a number of variables (var1, var2, etc) through some sliders; each of the variable ir related to one of the ID in the excel
  • the values of the variables are used to determine whether the text need to appear (if a certain condition is met, i.e. var1>0, then ID1 is shown) or not, in which case the corresponding rows of the excel file are not shown
  • each row in the excel file requires different conditions to determine wether it needs to appear or not

Can this be performed? If so, how?

Caveat: after I load the data the first time, I cannot reload the data again.

I'm thinking about a straight table where an expression based on a series of nested if() creates a flag for each of the ID, however as the list of ID grows (20-50-100) the nesting becomes impractical.

Thanks in advance for your help.


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Re: Use variables as filters for showing values in a table


PFA file for solution.  Hope it helps you.



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Re: Use variables as filters for showing values in a table

Hi Jagan

the inline and findvalue definitely help but only solve half of the issue.

As of now, the tool is able to select 1 of the set of n options in the table and list it in the straight table.

What I need to do is:

  1. have an additional  set of m options in the table
  2. have a different variable able to select 1 within this set of m options
  3. the selected option needs to be displayed in the same straight table along with the option selected among the set of n available

Step 1 and 2 seem just a duplicate of what you did. I'm not sure how to include the 3rd in the expression in the straight table.



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