9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2014 2:03 AM by Evgenii Skrebanov RSS

    problem in using many variable in chart

           Hello every one


      i have a problem and i hope you can help me!!!

      ha have qvw file with 39 million record . the size of this file is about 700 mb.

      because of the indication and business requirement i have to use many variable in charts expression and dim...So my file is unusable...and after any click on list box, system use 10 minutes to display the chart...

      this is very important for me... please help me in this situation:)



      Best Regards,


        • Re: problem in using many variable in chart

          try to calculate possible things  in backend this will remove load in your system

          • Re: problem in using many variable in chart



            1) Do you all that detail ? Can you perhaps do a sum(), count() ... GROUP BY

            => it will reduce by ten, twenty the number of lines and the size of your qvw !!


            You can also split the qvw into 2 applications: 1 with aggregated data (fast response time), 1 with detailed data ("bad" response time but only for very specific purposes)


            2) What are the distinct values of the tables ? (Settings / Document Properties / Tables tab).

            Is it OK with that or can you use a rounding  to reduce that number ? Ex: timestamp (very distinctive) to date (not so distinctive)


            3) Use a server with a lot of memory



            • Re: problem in using many variable in chart
              Gopal Sharma

              Hello Sahar,

              This is the problem partially with the data and also with not following best practices. We use 6-7 GB CSV files but report works fine.

              In addition to above points..

              1. Use QVD files

              2. Load only the fields which are desired

              3. shift entire calculation (to the extent possible) to qvd generator

              4. Check the data model, avoid any Snow flake, Synthetic key or circular loop

              5. Qlikview calculates only for the objects which appear in the view, so those objects should have simple dimensions and expressions. Try to avoid use of "IF" condition to the extent possible.

              6. Remove any conditional color formatting you are using in any chart, use default color or create color mapping if required

              7. Load date field as: num(Date) as Date

              8. Avoid variables to the extent possible, avoid triggers esp Document Open triggers

              • Re: problem in using many variable in chart

                HI All

                tanks for you reply ....

                in my situation because of some parameter that should user choose it in dashboard and see the result, i have to use more variable in charts expression... i really dont know how can i avoid this...



                  • Re: problem in using many variable in chart
                    Gopal Sharma

                    I am assuming you have input box/ Slider object where user can select the value of a variable and then that value is consumed in the chart expression.

                    If possible try to create new fields in the data while loading, based on these conditions and then in chart use conditional expressions to show Aggregation of those fields.


                    One more thing to take care, avoid comparison of Text values, instead assign numeric values (ID) to them and then use ID in comparison. e.g. Avoid Country= "ABC" and use CountryID=1

                    One advice, probably you are already aware, while don't make changes in he large QV file you have instead load a sample data by using  "First 100000" before Load statement, and then use this sample file for modifications. It reduces the pain to debug the changes.

                  • Re: problem in using many variable in chart
                    Evgenii Skrebanov

                    Please share in here:

                    1) your current data model screenshot;

                    2) your chart dimentions, expressions and variables;

                    3) The task you want perform in this chart;

                    4) The server configuration you are running this QVW.


                    And we will provide you with appropriate advise or solution.


                    In other case please see above the recomendation in data modelling.