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Replace Multiple If Statements

Hi all,

Quick one. I have multiple nested ifs statement, say about 20 statements. I do realise that I shouldn't have that many if statements, so really looking for a better way.

QlikView seems to recognise the first 10 or so statements and then doesn't recognise the other statements.

Is there a way to rewrite this or an alternative to get this to work?

Any help will be appreciated.

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MVP
MVP

Re: Replace Multiple If Statements

Like:

Pick(Match(Field, Value1, Value2, ...) , Result1, Result2, ...)

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MVP
MVP

Re: Replace Multiple If Statements

Like:

Pick(Match(Field, Value1, Value2, ...) , Result1, Result2, ...)

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Re: Replace Multiple If Statements

Thanks Tresesco.

Even with the pick(match), it still stops at the 11th value. Any other ideas?


MVP
MVP

Re: Re: Replace Multiple If Statements

I never heard of this limitation. And after testing in an app, it does confirm otherwise. Please check the sample qvw. I tried till 12th level - and worked fine.

Partner
Partner

Re: Re: Replace Multiple If Statements

Hi,

Pick works for 'n' number of conditions.

For eg:

LOAD

RowNo() as R

AutoGenerate 20;

Take St. table with dimension as R

and expr as

Pick(

Match(R,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20),

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20)

Thanks,

Jagan

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Re: Replace Multiple If Statements

Razor,

What does your massive If statement do?  Can you post it?

There are options,

  • You could link to another data set to match values.
  • You could use wildmatch()  if you are pattern matching

  • Create your own function to take in one value, process it more linearly and return a value.

Example of my situation cut down.

join (data) load Tick_no,wildmatch(Description,
'*filesystem is now*',
'Error(s) written to /var/adm/messages *',
'The Qlikview Server service terminated unexpectedly.*',
'Possible performance problem*',
'*java.lang.OutOfMemoryError. Restart*',

'* has hung threads. Contact *' ) as Pattern_match resident data;


LOAD * INLINE [
    Pattern_match, Pattern Description
    0, N/A
    1, filesystem full
    2, Var/ADM messages
    3, Qlikview service Terminated
    4, Performance Alert
    5, Java OOM
    6, Webserver server down or hung
    ];

My application has 30+ lines in the table.

Richard

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Re: Replace Multiple If Statements

Match()

WildMatch()

MixMatch()

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Re: Replace Multiple If Statements

Thanks for all the responses so far.

I have included a sample of my if and pick match expressions that stop after the 10th or 11th option

if(Col1 ='Chart1', 'Chart1',

            if(View ='Chart2', 'Chart2',

                  if(View ='Chart3', 'Chart3',

                        if(View ='Chart4', 'Chart4',

                               if(View ='Chart5', 'Chart5',

                                     if(View ='Chart6', 'Chart6',

                                           if(View ='Chart7', 'Chart7',

                                                 if(View ='Chart8', 'Chart8',

                                                       if(View ='Chart9', 'Chart9',

                                                             if(View ='Chart10', 'Chart10',

                                                                   if(View ='Chart11', 'Chart11',

                                                                         if(View ='Chart12', 'Chart12',

                                                                               if(View ='Chart13', 'Chart13',

                                                                                      if(View ='Chart14', 'Chart14',

                                                                                              if(View ='Chart15', 'Chart15'

                                                                                                                                     )))))))))))))))

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Pick(Match(View, 'Chart1','Chart2',   'Chart3',  'Chart4',  'Chart5', 'Chart6',  'Chart7',   'Chart8',  'Chart9', 'Chart10', 'Chart11', 'Chart12', 'Chart13', 'Chart14', 'Chart15', 'Chart16', 'Chart17') ,

                         'Chart1','Chart2',  'Chart3',  'Chart4',  'Chart5', 'Chart6',  'Chart7',  'Chart8',  'Chart9',  'Chart10', 'Chart11', 'Chart12', 'Chart13', 'Chart14', 'Chart15', 'Chart16', 'Chart17')  as Test_Col1

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Re: Replace Multiple If Statements

Thanks,


Wow.  Can you explain what you are trying to do? Is this function on a "Calculation Condition" to display a chart only when conditions are met.

There may be a better way.

Richard

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Re: Replace Multiple If Statements

Ignore the labels I used, they are just for illustration.

What I am trying to do is to create a list in my script that I can use as a dropdown list in my front end, so users can navigate from page to page in a neat and tidy way.

Works fine for the frist 10 or 11, but not after it