I am new to Qlikview, and I am working on my first data model. I am trying to attach comments to my field names so that in the Table View, when you hover over a field, you see my comment. I can get Qlikview to add the comments when I add a line like:
COMMENT FIELD [%Player ID] WITH 'Unique player identifier';
in my script.
However, I have lots of fields so I wanted to use the mapping capability, and put the field and comments in an Excel file, which I did. I then loaded the mapping file with the following statement:
MAPPING LOAD FieldName,
(biff, embedded labels, table is Fields$);
This file currently contains the fieldname that I have after the as statement ( as [%Player ID]). I tried using the original fieldname that was in the Excel file before the AS and it didn't work. I put the mapping statement in a tab before I used it.
Then, after the statements to load the table, I put in the statement:
COMMENT FIELDS USING Map_Field_Comments;
But I do not get any comments in the Table View when I hover, as I did when I loaded each comment separately. I tried putting the mapping statement in the same tab as where I load the table. I tried the statement above loading the table and, separately after loading the table. I tried every combination where to put the statements, and I can't get it to work. I tried looking to see if others had issues with this, and couldn't find anything. Any suggestions? Do I need to set anything?