3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2017 6:57 AM by Graham Crooks

# Seeking correct syntax when using variable as constraint in set analysis

Dear Community

I'm using Qlik Sense 3.1 SR4 here; I'm aiming for something of a YTD calculation, based on the Year up to the point the data is loaded and it's being plotted in a stacked bar chart in comparison with previous years.

I have EventDate values in the data and from this I'm deriving EDateNumMonth from Num(Month(EventDate)), giving a number value for Month in each data row. Meanwhile, a control variable, vEDateNumMonthToday is set in the load script; Let's say we're in March, so 3 then.

Now in Qlikview (v11) I used an expression logic that ran like this:

sum({<FieldNumMonth={'<=\$(vTheCurrentMonth)'}>}RCounter).

This worked great and provided a YTD total for each year present in the data.

I'm trying to employ the same approach in our QlikSense rendition, but it seems something is skewed.

If I hard code the limitation, as:

sum({<EDateNumMonth={'<=3'}>}RC)

or  sum({<EDateNumMonth={'>=1<=3'}>}RC)

everything is fine - all adds up as it should.

As soon as I add a dollar expansion to the set analysis:

sum({<EDateNumMonth={'<=\$(vEDateNumMonthToday)'}>}RC) - the columns disappear, or

sum({<EDateNumMonth={'>=1<=\$(vEDateNumMonthToday)'}>}RC) - the columns display the total for the whole year!

Uuh?

Am I missing something here?

@MichaelTarallo, or other community colleagues; Any constructive suggestions would be most welcome.

Regards

Graham

• ###### Re: Seeking correct syntax when using variable as constraint in set analysis

Hi!

You should put an equal sign so that the variable calculates

currently it is comparing it with a string Num(Month(Today(1)))

I tried changing your variable in the script as

Now it computes

• ###### Re: Seeking correct syntax when using variable as constraint in set analysis

Hey, Thank you for that insight. More attention to LET and SET would probably have been useful when I wrote the script.

• ###### Re: Seeking correct syntax when using variable as constraint in set analysis

Or even a dollar sign expansion within the dollar sign expansion can work also

Sum({<EDateNumMonth={'>=1<=\$(=\$(vEDateNumMonthToday))'}>}RC)