2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2016 3:30 AM by Mathias Gude RSS

    Prevent tables from automatic association?

    Mathias Gude

      Hi everyone,


      I'm still new to qlik sense and I was wondering if there is any built-in function or way to prevent tables from joining (or keeping) automatically (haven't found anything in the documentation). I mean it's a great function but sometimes it feels a bit enoying to allways rename columns just to stop qlik from joining them with some other table.

      Not sure if it does matter, but I have worked only with excel spread sheets yet.

      Best regards

      Update: I did mean preventing tables from association not from joining or keeping!


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        • Re: Prevent tables from joining?
          Gysbert Wassenaar

          Tables never join automatically. Do you mean preventing association? That can only be done by renaming fields. That's because the only way to associate tables is to give the fields that should be used for the associated the same name. You can use the QUALIFY keyword to prefix all the fields with the table name. That will make the field names unique and will prevent any associations. It will result in data island tables which are likely to cause horribly bad performance and hard to predict results.

          • Re: Prevent tables from automatic association?
            Mathias Gude

            Hi Gysbert,


            thx for you reply. The QUALIFY function was exaclty what I was looking for and yes I did indeed mean association (I renamed this discussion). I dont want many separate tables and therefore data islands but I want to control the associated fields of the tables. I my case I got many data sources with identical field names and I didnt wanted to rename them all manually.


            Thy for your help, I really appreciate it.