9 Replies Latest reply: May 9, 2015 11:32 AM by Sunny Talwar

# Variable Tutorial and basic overview

Hi All,

I am looking for a resource that will serve as a foundation to understanding variables in Qlikview, when to use them, when to use Set vs Let, and how to use in formulas. I have found the below, but I was wondering if there is a better resource.

In my own script I am trying to create a variable that will store certain states that if shipped from a certain DC, would be classified as "over fence" shipments

My attempts that are failing:

Set vDC1OverFenceState= 'CA;OR;WA;ID;NV;AZ;AK;HI;UT;MT;WY;CO;NM;TX';

Set vDC2OverFenceState= 'ND;SD;NE;KS;OK;MN;IA;MO;AR;LA;WI;IL;KY;TN;MS;MI;IN;AL;OH;ME;NH;VT;MA;RI;CT;NY;PA;NJ;DL;WV;VA;FL;GA;SC;NC;MD;PR;VI';

IF(WH='DC1' and [SHIP TO STATE]= \$(vDC1OverFenceState),1,0) as N7OverFence,

IF(WH='DC2' and [SHIP TO STATE]= \$(vDC2OverFenceState),1,0) as L7OverFence,

I am thinking I need to use peek somehow, but something is missing in my logic. Any assistance appreciated.

Qlikview: Variables, SET, LET and Dollar Sign Expansion | Hyunku's Blog

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Try this may be:

IF(WH='DC1' and Match([SHIP TO STATE], \$(vDC1OverFenceState)),1,0) as N7OverFence,

IF(WH='DC2' and Match([SHIP TO STATE], \$(vDC2OverFenceState)),1,0) as L7OverFence,

Not entirely sure if the set or let will work. Try the above with both let and set.

HTH

Best,

Sunny

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Very good explanations will you find here:

The Magic of Variables

The Magic of Dollar Expansions

- Marcus

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Thank you all!

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If anyone is interested, here is how I got it to work. Thanks again for the excellent links.

SET vDC1OverFenceState= 'CA','OR','WA','ID','NV','AZ','AK','HI','UT','MT','WY','CO','NM','TX';

SET vDC2OverFenceState= 'ND','SD','NE','KS','OK','MN','IA','MO','AR','LA','WI','IL','KY','TN','MS','MI','IN','AL','OH','ME','NH','VT','MA','RI','CT','NY','PA','NJ','DL','WV','VA','FL','GA','SC','NC','MD','PR','VI';

IF(WH='DC1' and Match([SHIP TO STATE],\$(vDC1OverFenceState)),1,0) as N7OverFence,

IF(WH='DC2' and Match([SHIP TO STATE],\$(vDC2OverFenceState)),1,0) as L7OverFence,

• ###### Re: Variable Tutorial and basic overview

That is exactly what I suggested .  You might have overlooked it.... But I am glad you got your solution...

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Yes thank you for the input! Still getting used to how and where to reply!

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Hahahaha not a problem my friend