2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 3, 2014 8:55 AM by Stefan van Diepen RSS

    Using Dimension in Expression

      Fellow Qlikview-ers,

       

      I have several customers with Shipments per Day (SpD) averages for every PeriodYear. Now if I want to show only those customer that are ‘new’ this PeriodYear compared to another PeriodYear, I use:

       

      Dimension:

      RelationName

       

      Expression:

      =if(sum({$<PeriodYear={$(=min(PeriodYear))}>} SpD)=0,sum({$<PeriodYear={$(=max(PeriodYear))}>} SpD),0)

       

      So far, so good, using this in a Straight Table (or Pivot for that matter) doesn’t provide any problems.

       

      Now the problem situation: I want to create a graph that shows 2 ‘Categories’: Won and Lost. I make the following graph:

       

      Dimension:

      None

       

      Expressions:

      Won = if(sum({$<PeriodYear={$(=min(PeriodYear))}>} SpD)=0,sum({$<PeriodYear={$(=max(PeriodYear))}>} SpD),0)

       

      Lost =     if(sum({$<PeriodYear={$(=max(PeriodYear))}>} SpD)=0,sum({$<PeriodYear={$(=min(PeriodYear))}>} SpD)*-1,0)

       

      This formula gives me 0’s only. I’m guessing it has to do with the fact that I don’t use the Relation Name as a Dimension (since the total SpD is not 0 for the entire period).

       

      What I want Qlikview to do, is take into the sum only those Relation Names that have a 0 SpD value in the specified PeriodYear. That way, I would get a total ‘Won’ and a total ‘Lost’ bar in my graph (to create a sort of waterfall graph, like in Excel).

       

      Does anyone know how to change my formula in a way that it gets me the results I want?

       

      Thanks in advance!

       

      Kind regards,

       

      Stefan