1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 25, 2011 8:09 AM by nessinot RSS

    Test for omitted field in expression


      I have certain users that are not allowed to see a field from my fact table. I have used the OMIT field in section access to omit this field from the fact when the user opens the QlikView document. This works excellent.

      My problem is in a chart that I am showing. One of the expressions in the chart uses the omitted field. Even when the field is omitted it still shows the measure in the legend. I want to get rid of the measure in the legend when the field is not present in the fact.

      Let's assume that the measure that can be omitted is named [My measure]. The chart shows the sum of that measure: SUM([My measure]). Right now I use the following expression to hide the chart-expression when it is not present in the fact:

      =If(Not IsNull(Min([My measure])), SUM([My measure])))

      This will hide the measure from the chart when [My measure] is omitted, but it will also hide the measure when it has no data. Furthermore I don't really feel that this is the right way to do this.

      I have looked at the function FieldNumber, but this only works when you are in script.

      Does anyone know a way to check for the existence of a field in an expression? Or is there another way to solve the problem of omitting measures?