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sebbe1975
Contributor II
Contributor II

Use of "%" sign as prefix in front of the field names.

Hello,

I'm new to Qlikview and I wonder why we use the "%" sign in front of the field names.

For example:

LOAD *,  Date  as   %ItemPurchased_Date

What is the difference between the above and LOAD *,  Date as  ItemPurchased_Date without the  "%" sign?

Please explain it to me!

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sunny_talwar

sunny_talwar

There are times when certain fields are created for selection, but they are not necessarily needed to be displayed to the user via current selection box. They are just used for seamless use of the dashboard. In those cases HidePrefix can come in handy.

I have not read through this, but this might also give other reasons or use cases for HidePrefix

https://community.qlik.com/t5/Qlik-Design-Blog/HidePrefix-hiding-fields/ba-p/1471172 

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sunny_talwar

sebbe1975
Contributor II
Contributor II
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Hello, 

 

 

 

sunny_talwar

There are times when certain fields are created for selection, but they are not necessarily needed to be displayed to the user via current selection box. They are just used for seamless use of the dashboard. In those cases HidePrefix can come in handy.

I have not read through this, but this might also give other reasons or use cases for HidePrefix

https://community.qlik.com/t5/Qlik-Design-Blog/HidePrefix-hiding-fields/ba-p/1471172 

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sebbe1975
Contributor II
Contributor II
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Thank you

bharathadde
Creator II
Creator II

% is used to hide fields in current selections and search box