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Finding the max value of a column

Hi all

I am new to qlikview and would really appreciate help on the following:

I have a table:

airport idcarrier id
1a
2b
3c
4a
1a
2b
3b
4c
1a
2a
3b
4d

Here is my script:

Airport:

LOAD [airport id],

     [carrier id]

FROM

C:\Users\1571091F\Desktop\Book1.xlsx

(ooxml, embedded labels, table is Sheet1);

Distinct_carriers_at_airport:

LOAD [airport id],

Count(DISTINCT [carrier id]) as [No. of distinct carriers]

Resident Airport

Group by [airport id];

After here, I would like to extract the max [No. of distinct carriers] and assign it to a variable. How can i do it? The value that should be extracted should be 4 (from airport_id 4).

Thanks!

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MK_QSL
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Re: Finding the max value of a column

Airport:

Load * Inline

[

  airport id, carrier id

  1, a

  2, b

  3, c

  4, a

  1, a

  2, b

  3, b

  4, c

  1, a

  2, a

  3, b

  4, d

];

Carrier:

Load

  [airport id],

  Count(DISTINCT [carrier id]) as TotalCarrier

Resident Airport

Group By [airport id];

MaxCarrier:

Load Max(TotalCarrier) as MaxTotalCarrier Resident Carrier;

Let vMaxCarrier = Peek('MaxTotalCarrier',0,'MaxCarrier');

Drop Table Carrier;

Drop Table MaxCarrier;

The answer is 3 !

Not 4 which you have mentioned in your question..

zkn_0247
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Re: Finding the max value of a column

Dear Dingyoung,

If your requirement is to find max number of carrier_ids as a whole then the max number will be 4, but when you find max carrier_ids w.r.t airport_id then it is 3.

Dear Manish

You are right, on the basis of given data, there are 3 carrier_ids against airport_id = 4  which is max number.

 

Airport Idcarrier id
1a
2a
2b
3b
3c
4a
4c
4

d


I hope this clears the ambiguity.

nagarjuna_kotha
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Re: Finding the max value of a column

Hi Manish Kachhia,


I want to know one thing


what is basic fundamental of using 0,1,-1 etc in expression.


Can u tell me thing?



Regards,

Nagarjuna

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Re: Finding the max value of a column

Thanks Manish!!

Yeap, the max no. of carriers handled is 3 and is by airport 4. I was probably a typo on my part.

Dingyong

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Re: Finding the max value of a column

Hi

According to the manual:

peek( fieldname [, row [, tablename ]] ) returns the contents of the field fieldname in the record specified by

row in the input table tablename. Data is fetched from the internal QlikView database.

Fieldname must be given as a string (e.g. a quoted literal).

Row must be an integer. 0 denotes the first record, 1 the second record and so on. Negative numbers indicate order from the end of the table. -1 denotes the last record read. If no row is stated, -1 is assumed.

Tablename is a table label without the ending colon. If no tablename is stated, the current table is assumed. If the peek function is used outside the load statement or referring to another table, this parameter must be included.


Since I only have 1 row of data (the max value), using "0" returns that record.


Hope it helps

Dingyong

effinty2112
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Re: Finding the max value of a column

Hi Dingyong,

If you want to work this out create a variable such as:

vMaxNumcarrierByAirport = Max(Aggr(count(DISTINCT [carrier id]),[airport id]))

The Aggr function

Aggr(count(DISTINCT [carrier id]),[airport id])

creates a table in memory like a straight table. In this case the table has one dimension, [airport id], and the expression count(DISTINCT [carrier id]). Aggr function can take many dimensions but only one expression.

So we have an in-memory table giving the number of carriers for each airport and the max function wrapped around the Aggr looks for the maximum value of the expression and returns 3.

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Re: Finding the max value of a column

Hi Manish

Is it possible to further create another variable from TotalCarrier / vMaxCarrier and then rank the airports in descending order based on this new variable?

Thanks!

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Re: Finding the max value of a column

Hi Andrew

I tried your solution but there is an error. What's wrong?

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effinty2112
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Re: Finding the max value of a column

Hi Dingyong,

There is something I should have made clear before and I apologise for not doing so. The Aggr function is not used in the script, it is only used in objects in the user interface.

Create a text box and paste in the expression

= Max(Aggr(count(DISTINCT [carrier id]),[airport id]))

and you should get the answer 3.

When evaluating the Aggr part of the expression,


Aggr(count(DISTINCT [carrier id]),[airport id])

QlikView briefly creates in its memory something like this straight table

airport id Count(DISTINCT [carrier id])
4
11
22
32
43

Then the max() function that is wrapped around the Aggr() function looks for the maximum value = 3.

Hope this helps!