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Using Functions in Expressions


I have an expression that I am trying to use a function in. I have percents that need to be summed

=SUM(Percent) works fine. The percentage is a preset amount. (e.g.  abc gets 10%,  cde gets 90% and both abc and cde fall under xyz which would be at 100%).

This information is repeated on a monthly basis. Over the course of a year xyz winds up with 1200% which is incorrect. xyz should have 100%. If I can get MAX(end_date) into my expression then I will have the number that I need.I am having no luck finding proper syntaxing.

I have =SUM({$<year={"$(=year(MAX(end_date)))"}>}percent)

Am I approaching this incorrectly or is there syntax that I am missing? I have no problem using variables in the expression, but they are not dynamic. I need to use the end_date field value with the YEAR and MAX functions.

Anyone got any ideas?

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Re: Using Functions in Expressions

If you use


in a text box, what do you get? 2013? And if you use

=SUM({$<year={2013}>} percent)

do you get the correct sum?

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Re: Using Functions in Expressions

If "year" field is numeric you can do something like (without cuotes):


If you put the expresion "=year(MAX(end_date))" in a variable you can simplify your expresion in this way:

In script:

     SET vMaxYear = '=year(MAX(end_date))';



Variable vMaxYear is dynamic relatively of the selections, but is not afected by the dimension of the graphic when you put in a expresion.

What is the dimension of your graphic? You should keep in mind that if Percent is a field precalculated in Load Script time as a Monthly percent when is aggregated by Months in a Qlikview graphic and totalize, monthly value shows fine but the total not.

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Re: Using Functions in Expressions

I have tried the text box and it works. I have also tried the expression you wrote and it works. I have percentages from previous years that are not showing up, so I need that dynamic year.

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