5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 29, 2015 9:01 AM by Massimo Grossi RSS

    Merging Multiple Rows into 1

    Martijn Noorda

      Hi all,


      I have OTC trade positions with two legs, one row per each leg, each row basically has the same data except for the nominal value. By writing a script in Qlikview, I want to merge these rows into 1, where I make a column for the far leg nominal (nominal 2). To clarify:


      I load a table like this from a csv file:


      Trade ID          Trade Date     Maturity Date          Nominal

      2204               11-02-2014     15-08-2015               50.000

      2204               11-02-2014     15-08-2015               70.000

      2205               16-03-2015     7-12-2016                 20.000   

      2205               16-03-2015     7-12-2016                 40.000


      Using script, I want to merge the rows so that there will be one row per Trade ID, like this:


      Trade ID          Trade Date     Maturity Date     Nominal     Nominal2    

      2204               11-02-2014     15-08-2015          50.000        70.000

      2205               16-03-2015     7-12-2016            20.000        40.000


      Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

        • Re: Merging Multiple Rows into 1
          anbu cheliyan

          Load [Trade ID],[Trade Date],[Maturity Date],Min(Nominal) As Nominal,Max(Nominal) As Nominal2 Group By [Trade ID],[Trade Date],[Maturity Date];
          Load * Inline [
          Trade ID,Trade Date,Maturity Date,Nominal
          2204,     11-02-2014,15-08-2015,     50.000
          2204,     11-02-2014,15-08-2015,     70.000
          2205,     16-03-2015,7-12-2016,       20.000
          2205,     16-03-2015,7-12-2016,       40.000 ]

          • Re: Merging Multiple Rows into 1
            Massimo Grossi





            load *,

            if(Peek([Trade ID])=[Trade ID],2,1) as Leg

            inline [

            Trade ID,          Trade Date,     Maturity Date  ,        Nominal

            2204     ,          11-02-2014,     15-08-2015     ,          50.000

            2204      ,         11-02-2014 ,    15-08-2015      ,         70.000

            2205       ,        16-03-2015  ,   7-12-2016        ,         20.000  

            2205        ,       16-03-2015   ,  7-12-2016         ,        40.000




            NoConcatenate load *

            Resident source

            where Leg=1;


            Left join (t)

            load [Trade ID], Nominal as NominalLeg2, Leg as Leg2

            Resident source

            where Leg=2;


            DROP Table source;

              • Re: Merging Multiple Rows into 1
                Martijn Noorda

                Hi Massimo,


                Thanks for your help, this seems to be the solution! However, I do not totally understand the peek formula, could you briefly explain how this function works in this script? Thanks!

                  • Re: Merging Multiple Rows into 1
                    Massimo Grossi

                    copied from QlikView help

                    be careful at the order when you read / load the record because the previous value (when you use peek(something)) depends on order

                    in my example the order is already ok

                    in a real situation usualy you have to use an order by and a resident load


                    peek(fieldname [ , row [ , tablename ] ] )

                    Returns the contents of the fieldname in the record specified by row in the internal table tablename. Data are fetched from the associative 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 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, see Table Labels, without the ending colon. If no tablename is stated, the current table is assumed. If used outside the load statement or referring to another table, the tablename must be included.


                    peek( 'Sales' )
                    returns the value of Sales in the previous record read ( equivalent to previous(Sales) ).

                    peek( 'Sales', 2 )
                    returns the value of Sales from the third record read from the current internal table.

                    peek( 'Sales', -2 )
                    returns the value of Sales from the second last record read into the current internal table.

                    peek( 'Sales', 0, 'Tab1' )
                    returns the value of Sales from the first record read into the input table labeled Tab1.

                    Load A, B, numsum( B, peek( 'Bsum' ) ) as Bsum...;
                    creates an accumulation of B in Bsum.