1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 27, 2016 1:45 PM by Patrick Vignal RSS

    an expression in a dimension created

    Patrick Vignal

      Hello,

       

      Not knowing whether I have to write in English or in French, I shall start in English since I am relatively new to Qlik Sense and certainly new to this forum.

       

      I am trying to write an expression into a dimension I have created. after a 1st success, I was hoping that what comes next would be easy !

       

      - I went into th creation of a sheet mode ;

      - in the left pane, I went into "Eléments principaux" tab ;

      - I went into dimensions and created a new element ;

      - in the "edit the dimension" box, I made sure the "Unique" radio button was clicked ;

      - in the name field, I called my dimension :  Hors_délai_pour_SFR ;

      - then I went into the expression editor ;

      - and I wrote :         if ([Contrat] = 'CONTRAT MSN SFR', 'OK', 'NOK')

       

      - Then, in a table, I made sure I had the column [Contrat] ;

      - i filtered my table to bring out the lines where [Contrat] = 'CONTRAT MSN SFR'

       

      - after adding the dimension newly created "Hors_delais_pour_SFR" as a column in the table, I expected to see the value 'OK' appear in it.

      - The value 'NOK' appears however, like if the test   ([Contrat] = 'CONTRAT MSN SFR'   did not work

       

      I don't have any "compiling" errors appearing in the editor when writing my expression. So my guess is I wrote someting different to what I believe.

       

      Could you pleasee tell me how am I supposed to write this expression ?

       

      Best Regards, Patrick

        • Re: an expression in a dimension created
          Patrick Vignal

          I have looked at my expression and tried to write it in a different way, with a "pick/match" expression. To do this I have taken what I had written bit by bit and found out what my error was.

           

          if ([Contrat] = 'CONTRAT MSN SFR', 'OK', 'NOK') => that looks for the chain of character containing 'CONTRAT MSN SFR', when I should have been looking for 'CONTRAT NSN SFR'

           

          A small error in typing that makes a great difference, but that easy to find wghen one does not know whether I was looking for a syntax error or a error of logic. That's the pleasure of breaking a new tool I guess.

           

          Patrick