1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 5, 2015 3:31 AM by Friedrich Hofmann RSS

    How to separate different kinds of differences

    Friedrich Hofmann



      I am just comparing two different possibilities to do essentially the same:

      - Right now, we are using Crystal to generate our turnover which is suboptimal in several points (I won't go into details here, I don't
         want to risk my prejudices, I have worked hard on them ;-)

      - I want to replace that (or those because there is not one Crystal_report for turnover, but we have to use several) by one


      To that end, I am reading from an Excel file that has been generated out of the CR for June and at the same time I'm running the QlikView_app for June.

      - Now I have a nr. of records in the CR and one in QlikView. There are approx. 3.000 items'  difference.

      - However, when I

           - select all selectable items in the listbox of the items_in_QlikView and then

           - select all excluded from the listbox of the items_in_CR
             (both tables are linked, but the fields I do the count on are not the keyfield)

           => I get a count of approx. 6.000 items' difference.


      => So I guess that the sheer number of items differs by about 3.000 while the other 3.000 just don't match for any reason.

      => How could I separate these?


      Thanks a lot!

      Best regards,



        • Re: How to separate different kinds of differences
          Friedrich Hofmann

          No, I think that was a thinking error,


          - the 2.462 (difference in the sheer nr. of records between CR and QV) are contained in the 6.612 (items in CR without a match in QV).

          So I need to try to eliminate the non-matching items bit by bit and eventually I will have only a nr. of matching items - and a nr. of items that are just not present in QlikView.

          I will try. I think approx. 1/3 (about 2.000) may be due to the CR "looking at" a different date than QlikView, so that the CR shows a number of items that fall outside the timeframe that I have selected in qlikView.