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## How to get set analysis to work using multiple bi-dimension conditions in a pivot table

The following question relates to set analysis, using a combination of conditions based on equating 2 dimensions.

Please see the attached screen-captures & QV file.

I can solve the problem with an elaborate formula for calculating an expression (see WorkingElaborateFormula.JPG and lower here), but as the possible values for dimensions (and number of dimensions) increase, this solution is not sustainable.

To illustrate what I cannot get to work, I have created a simple example of the data (see Script.JPG) & pivottable (see OutputView.JPG) . There must be a 'simple' solution to this, but so far it eludes me...

What I want to do is to change this (working) formula:

=pick(Rep1_ItemCode,

// 1 = Revenue

pick(Rep1_BLCode,

// 1 = AA

pick(Rep1_EntCode,

// 1 = BE

sum({<Item_Rep1 *= {'I1'}, BL_Rep1 *= {'AA'}, Ent_Rep1 *= {'BE'} > } [Val_Rep1]),

// 2 = NL

sum({<Item_Rep1 *= {'I1'}, BL_Rep1 *= {'AA'}, Ent_Rep1 *= {'NL'} > } [Val_Rep1])

),

// 2 = BB

pick(Rep1_EntCode,

// 1 = BE

sum({<Item_Rep1 *= {'I1'}, BL_Rep1 *= {'BB'}, Ent_Rep1 *= {'BE'} > } [Val_Rep1]),

// 2 = NL

sum({<Item_Rep1 *= {'I1'}, BL_Rep1 *= {'BB'}, Ent_Rep1 *= {'NL'} > } [Val_Rep1])

)

),

// 2 = Cost

pick(Rep1_BLCode,

// 1 = AA

pick(Rep1_EntCode,

// 1 = BE

sum({<Item_Rep1 *= {'I2'}, BL_Rep1 *= {'AA'}, Ent_Rep1 *= {'BE'} > } [Val_Rep1]),

// 2 = NL

sum({<Item_Rep1 *= {'I2'}, BL_Rep1 *= {'AA'}, Ent_Rep1 *= {'NL'} > } [Val_Rep1])

),

// 2 = BB

pick(Rep1_EntCode,

// 1 = BE

sum({<Item_Rep1 *= {'I2'}, BL_Rep1 *= {'BB'}, Ent_Rep1 *= {'BE'} > } [Val_Rep1]),

// 2 = NL

sum({<Item_Rep1 *= {'I2'}, BL_Rep1 *= {'BB'}, Ent_Rep1 *= {'NL'} > } [Val_Rep1])

)

)

)

to something as easy as (conceptually):

=sum({<Item_Rep1 *= {Rep1_Item}, BL_Rep1 *= {Rep1_BL}, Ent_Rep1 *= {Rep1_Ent} > } [Val_Rep1])

So the 3 data items match the relevant 3 report line items and show the correct amount in every cell in the pivot table

My failed attampts can be found in FailedFormulas.JPG.

The closest I get to something that actually produces values in the pivot table is this:

=sum({<KeyAutoNumber *= {"=(Item_Rep1 = Rep1_Item)"}, KeyAutoNumber *= {"=(BL_Rep1 = Rep1_BL)"}, KeyAutoNumber *= {"=(Ent_Rep1 = Rep1_Ent)"} > } [Val_Rep1])

This provides values, but it calculates all values for all items regardless of the relevance in the report-parameters per table-line

So progress, but not selective enough.

Thanks for any help to get this simple formula to work.

Bart

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## Re: How to get set analysis to work using multiple bi-dimension conditions in a pivot table

Hi Bart,

I'm not sure I understand your question entirely.

If your goal is to recreate the picture in Rep1-Correct, I believe I've done so entirly without resorting to set analysis. I have attached an example. Please see if this is of any help. Otherwise, maybe you can try and further explain your goals.

With kind regards,

Ronald

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## Re: How to get set analysis to work using multiple bi-dimension conditions in a pivot table

Thanks, Ronald.

The example presented is a very simple 'extract' of a more complex report setup. I need a set-analysis solution, and the only way to make the expression formula scalable and manageable with more dimensions is to make it work as can be seen below (conceptually):

=sum({<Item_Rep1 *= {Rep1_Item}, BL_Rep1 *= {Rep1_BL}, Ent_Rep1 *= {Rep1_Ent} > } [Val_Rep1])

So the 3 data items match the relevant 3 report line items and show the correct amount in every cell in the pivot table.

My question is: how can I get the above mentioned conceptual set analysis formula to work e.g. can QlikView set analysis work with bi-dimensional conditions, and how do I need to define them to get the desired result in my example?

Thanks.

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## Re: How to get set analysis to work using multiple bi-dimension conditions in a pivot table

Please let me describe in another way what I want to achieve (assuming this is possible):

- the dimensions used in the Pivot table cannot contain references to the data fields; so only the report structure fields can be used

- the link between the data fields and the report fiels can only happen in the Pivot table expression.

Thanks.

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## Re: How to get set analysis to work using multiple bi-dimension conditions in a pivot table

not quite sure, whether it works in pivot-tables, but used to load the headers as DUAL-values into an island-table.

This field then is the dimension.

Calculation works with PICK .... 1 refers then to the first dimension, 2 to the second etc.

For each column you will then have to change your calculation (i.e. differentiation by country).

As a result basically each cell in your table will follow its own calculation.

Peter

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## Re: How to get set analysis to work using multiple bi-dimension conditions in a pivot table

Thanks, Peter. I have to investigate this approach as I'm not yet familiar with it; will come back to you later.

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## Re: How to get set analysis to work using multiple bi-dimension conditions in a pivot table

I've looked into this option, and although it would work with a static report, it is not well suited for my needs: it still has an elaborate pick in the calc, it does not scale automatically, and in essence it defines the report setup in the dimensions, and not via a report-structure-table (which is easier to maintain). But still a useful approach for another case. Thanks.