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Contributor III
Contributor III

change over time


My apologies if this is slightly confusing. I was trying to work through the problem as I typed this up.

I have 2 spreadsheets, each has a tables that has 20,000+ rows. One has 10 columns, the other 6.

The first is outlined in the sample provided here:Question: Use QlikView to compare year over year on line chart

Rack 120105St LouisMOJan
Rack 120106St LouisMOFeb
Rack 120101St LouisMOMar
Rack 120118St LouisMOJan
Rack 120119St LouisMOFeb
Rack 120116St LouisMOMar
Rack 22010


St LouisMOJan
Rack 220107St LouisMOFeb
Rack 2201013St LouisMOMar
Rack 2201114St LouisMOJan
Rack 220119St LouisMOFeb
Rack 2201117St LouisMOMar

There are 2 task I need to achieve.

1.) I need to get the values in the Personnel column for various Racks, located in multiple Cities/States to show total personnel and changes month to month, year over year on a chart. The problem I am having is the current way I am trying to do this seems to be multiplying identical values in Personnel by the total number of the identical entry, instead of factoring the change over time.

6 appears twice in Personnel, once in 2010, and 2011.


With many City/State entries, it could mean 6 appears 50 to 60 times.

I have the following expressions:

sum({<Year = {'2010'}>}Personnel)

sum({<Year = {'2011'}>}Personnel)

The dimensions I am using : Month over Headcount

I cant seem to figure out what I am doing wrong but I know its something simple I am forgetting. The first thing that I see is SUM. I know that expression needs to be further broken down, but not sure how.

I suppose I need to isolate as follows

Jan 2010

Feb 2010

Mar 2010

Jan 2011

Feb 2011

Mar 2011

2.) The other issue I need to work out is Location on [ Question: Use QlikView to compare year over year on line chart ] is identical to SITE on the above spreadsheet. How would I link the 2?

Location = Rack 1 is the same as Site = Rack 1.

Reading through various Qlikview documents, it seems to be 'proper' to have them linked since they are the same thing.

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Contributor III
Contributor III

Can anyone provide assistance?


I couldn't understand your first query.

Regarding the second one, why don't you change the column name while loading? What is the purpose of linking? Are you creating a data model?

Contributor III
Contributor III

How do I change a name of a column on load? I tried to rename the column to see if it would 'combine' both but couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong. I know I had the wrong syntax and what I was reading in the forums and help docs kept referring to concatenation as the method of combining.

Is this correct?


LOAD [SiteAddress] as Location,





(ooxml, embedded labels, table is [SheetName]);

For question 1, I need to translate this information to a graph (line/trellis/ or other chart) that shows 1 year over the other by the month.


Instead of reading entire article, I suggest you to share mockup application

Before develop something, think If placed (The Right information | To the right people | At the Right time | In the Right place | With the Right context)
Contributor III
Contributor III

Here is an example file.

Unfortunately Excel wouldn't cooperate so I had to paste the sample below. I extend my apologies. BBM code doesn't appear to work here.

Copy and paste into a XLSX file located in the same folder as the Qlikview file and name it "mockup.xlsx".


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123 Roman AveHornAK2010Jun11
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123 Roman AveHornAK2011Jan18
123 Roman AveHornAK2011Feb15
123 Roman AveHornAK2011Mar19
123 Roman AveHornAK2011Apr22
123 Roman AveHornAK2011May22
123 Roman AveHornAK2011Jun27
123 Roman AveHornAK2011Jul25
123 Roman AveHornAK2011Aug26
123 Roman AveHornAK2011Sep29
123 Roman AveHornAK2011Oct30
123 Roman AveHornAK2011Nov29
123 Roman AveHornAK2011Dec29
677 Home DrCupidCO2011Jan27
677 Home DrCupidCO2011Feb28
677 Home DrCupidCO2011Mar28
677 Home DrCupidCO2011Apr26
677 Home DrCupidCO2011May25
677 Home DrCupidCO2011Jun27
677 Home DrCupidCO2011Jul30
677 Home DrCupidCO2011Aug33
677 Home DrCupidCO2011Sep34
677 Home DrCupidCO2011Oct37
677 Home DrCupidCO2011Nov36
677 Home DrCupidCO2011Dec38
18098 Call ParkMoleneIL2011Jan8
18098 Call ParkMoleneIL2011Feb8
18098 Call ParkMoleneIL2011Mar9
18098 Call ParkMoleneIL2011Apr10
18098 Call ParkMoleneIL2011May10
18098 Call ParkMoleneIL2011Jun9
18098 Call ParkMoleneIL2011Jul9
18098 Call ParkMoleneIL2011Aug8
18098 Call ParkMoleneIL2011Sep9
18098 Call ParkMoleneIL2011Oct9
18098 Call ParkMoleneIL2011Nov10
18098 Call ParkMoleneIL2011Dec9
72 Awk CtBismarkND2011Jan20
72 Awk CtBismarkND2011Feb21
72 Awk CtBismarkND2011Mar21
72 Awk CtBismarkND2011Apr20
72 Awk CtBismarkND2011May23
72 Awk CtBismarkND2011Jun25
72 Awk CtBismarkND2011Jul28
72 Awk CtBismarkND2011Aug30
72 Awk CtBismarkND2011Sep31
72 Awk CtBismarkND2011Oct33
72 Awk CtBismarkND2011Nov34
72 Awk CtBismarkND2011Dec35
8827 Card RowAmarilloTX2011Jan16
8827 Card RowAmarilloTX2011Feb11
8827 Card RowAmarilloTX2011Mar13
8827 Card RowAmarilloTX2011Apr15
8827 Card RowAmarilloTX2011May15
8827 Card RowAmarilloTX2011Jun16
8827 Card RowAmarilloTX2011Jul17
8827 Card RowAmarilloTX2011Aug14
8827 Card RowAmarilloTX2011Sep17
8827 Card RowAmarilloTX2011Oct17
8827 Card RowAmarilloTX2011Nov17
8827 Card RowAmarilloTX2011Dec17
987 West Key LoopPanamaFL2011Jan27
987 West Key LoopPanamaFL2011Feb29
987 West Key LoopPanamaFL2011Mar35
987 West Key LoopPanamaFL2011Apr46
987 West Key LoopPanamaFL2011May59
987 West Key LoopPanamaFL2011Jun57
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Contributor III
Contributor III

Added example file.