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vishalmanu
New Contributor III

Use of % symbol while creating a link table

HI,

Can some one please explain why we use % symbol while creating a composite key using Autono() function in Link table. What happens if we dont use % symbol?

Thanks in Advance

VishnuT

2 Replies
MVP
MVP

Re: Use of % symbol while creating a link table

It might be because you would want to hide the field as it is not relevant for users to see in the dashboard. By using HidePrefix of %, the dashboard might be hiding the field. Read about HidePrefix here:

HidePrefix – hiding fields

thabang_petje
Contributor III

Re: Use of % symbol while creating a link table

Hi,

It could be to easily identify what fields are actual keys you want to use. If you do not use the % symbol, nothing will happen as Qlikview uses associations. It is basically a matter of naming convention.

As stated above, it can also be used to hide those specific fields that you do not want to appear to the user

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