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neumuellerg
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NPrinting - Associate differently named fields from two data sources

Hi all,

NPrinting is creating a Powerpoint report using Sales data sources.

The report shall show sales data for the different Sales.Zones (e.g. EMEA, APAC, Americas) for different products.

The Sales.Zones are reflected in Pages meaning, NPrinting is cycling the report internally. Internal cycling creates a slide for every Zone with the relevant objects and graphs.

Now the descreption of my problem

The objects in the NPrinting report are using two different sources:

- Object A uses the Sales.Zones source. This object is correctly reflected in the output, created by NPrinting (eg.: slides "APAC" shows Sales Data of APAC).

- Object B uses the Sales.Regions source (e.g. China, Japan). This object is not correctly reflected in the output and will show only sample data, as the (Page) cycle refers to ZONES not REGIONS in the Sales.Regions data source.

How can I map the Regions to the Zones, eg.:

APAC = China, Japan, Korea...

EMEA= Spain, Italy, Germany...

Americas=USA, Canada, Brazil,

so that the Page cycle applies also to object B?

Is it possible to manually Link field variables?

Any help is appreciated!

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Employee
Employee

Re: NPrinting - Associate differently named fields from two data sources

Hi,

I suppose that with "different sources" you mean two different Qlik NPrinting connections. At the moment (September 2018) the solution is to create a single Qlik Sense app or QlikView document only for reporting purposes with data from the two sources you are using now and the charts you need to create your reports.

This is because Qlik NPrinting 17+ doesn't yet support Linked Fields that are present in Qlik NPrinting 16 versions.

With Linked Field you can create a Sales.Zones field in the second source and link it with the correspondent field in the first source and use the result in the Pages node of your PowerPoint template.

Best Regards,

Ruggero

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Ruggero
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neumuellerg
New Contributor

Re: NPrinting - Associate differently named fields from two data sources

Hi Ruggero

thanks for your fast answer!

"With Linked Field you can create a Sales.Zones field in the second source and link it with the correspondent field in the first source and use the result in the Pages node of your PowerPoint template."

How can I create a Sales.Zones field in the second source?

When I click on Linked Fields, I can only choose out of a field- list from all the fields available in the source (/ connection) B.

This is because Qlik NPrinting 17+ doesn't yet support Linked Fields that are present in Qlik NPrinting 16 versions. I am using an NPrinting 16 version, will this help me and how?

Best Regards,

Gunther

Employee
Employee

Re: NPrinting - Associate differently named fields from two data sources

Hi,

You need to add the field by updating the loading script. How it depends on the data sources you are connecting. Or, maybe, you could use an inline load. It depends on how your document is build. In case ask for details to the person who created it.

About the using of Linked Fields in Qlik NPrinting 16 refer to How to Use Linked Fields with Keep All Matching Values Only

Best Regards,

Ruggero

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Best Regards,
Ruggero
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