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Show dimension Title in filter bar

Lauri
Specialist
Specialist

Show dimension Title in filter bar

Currently, if a dimension is based on an expression, the filter bar displays the expression instead of the title (or label) of the dimension. Also, the filter bar displays a dimension's field name instead of the title (or label). For example, I have a field named "MedicalClaims.Billing Provider" and I have saved a filter pane in my master items with the label "Billing Provider (Medical)." The filter bar shows the field name while my filter pane shows the label. It's especially confusing when a dimension is built with an IF statement (like "=If(..."). No one can hope to read it.

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It should show the title (or label). That way it's obvious to the user which filters are applied.

4 Comments
mmarchese
Creator II
Creator II

+1 on this

The problem is worse than stated.  In my experience, with expression-based master dimensions, Qlik Sense may display any one of the following, and which one it picks is inconsistent/unpredictable/uncontrollable:

  • The underlying field(s)
  • The master dimension's name
  • The master dimension's expression
  • The master dimension's label expression

It's a frustrating mess that bewilders users and developers alike.

Patric_Nordstrom
Employee
Employee

For more more clarity see how calculated and fields-on-the-fly works:

https://community.qlik.com/t5/Qlik-Design-Blog/Calculated-Fields/ba-p/1694383 

Thanks,

Patric

Status changed to: Open - Not Planned
blipblopdk
Contributor III
Contributor III

I agree completely.

I submitted the same idea, but was told that is was already submitted in this thread. Link to my description of the idea / the problem:

https://community.qlik.com/t5/Ideas/Show-the-CORRECT-title-of-a-filter-dimension-in-the-selection/id...

sogloqlik
Creator
Creator

Read the thread.

The links leads you in circles.

Still haven't figured it out yet whether this much needed (and basic) feature will be added.