9 Replies Latest reply: May 26, 2017 1:41 AM by Robert Svebeck RSS

    Highlight particular days on Qlik Sense Dashboard

    Chaitanya Moparthi

      Hi, I am back with some interesting tickets. This is my new account. We had very interesting tickets answered in the past.


      I want to highlight my promotion days on the Dashboard. Say In a month if I run 4 days promotion, where numbers on my line chart went up, I just want to highlight those days with description so that people will recognize why this spike on so particular day.

      Just adding the event name on particular day will help users to understand why there is spike or dip. That's it!


      This is very basic requirement which every dashboard should have when you are presenting to Executives. I do not know why QLIK will never considered this. Can any one help me and contribute to this?

        • Re: Highlight particular days on Qlik Sense Dashboard
          Robert Svebeck

          Are your promotion dates same, regardless of customers and items sold? 

          Are you using a master calendar in your dashboard?

            • Re: Highlight particular days on Qlik Sense Dashboard
              Chaitanya Moparthi

              The promotion dates are same irrespective of any measures.

              This what we use before we run date iterators:

              SET ThousandSep=',';

              SET DecimalSep='.';

              SET MoneyThousandSep=',';

              SET MoneyDecimalSep='.';

              SET MoneyFormat='$#,##0.00;($#,##0.00)';

              SET TimeFormat='h:mm:ss TT';

              SET DateFormat='M/D/YYYY';

              SET TimestampFormat='M/D/YYYY h:mm:ss[.fff] TT';

              SET FirstWeekDay=6;

              SET BrokenWeeks=1;

              SET ReferenceDay=0;

              SET FirstMonthOfYear=1;

              SET CollationLocale='en-US';

              SET MonthNames='Jan;Feb;Mar;Apr;May;Jun;Jul;Aug;Sep;Oct;Nov;Dec';

              SET LongMonthNames='January;February;March;April;May;June;July;August;September;October;November;December';

              SET DayNames='Mon;Tue;Wed;Thu;Fri;Sat;Sun';

              SET LongDayNames='Monday;Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday;Saturday;Sunday';

                • Re: Highlight particular days on Qlik Sense Dashboard
                  Robert Svebeck

                  Ok. Then I assume, that you do not have a master calendar. In other words you will only see dates in your dashboard where you had sales.

                  What you need to do in that case, is to "flag" transaction dates in your transaction table where there was a promotion, because when you do that you can make them visualized in a different color on the dashboard after the load is completed.

                  My recomendation would be to create a flag based on those promotion dates in your load script with a mapping table inside your transaction table.

                  So, your mapping table should contain only the promotion dates. When mapped on the transaction table on the transaction date they should give a new field the value 1. If not matched, the transaction date should give the value 0, name this new  field "Promotion date"

                  Then in your visualization you are able to have differen color depending on this field, using set analysis. If you need more help, I can do an example, and if you share your script, my example could be based on your table structure.

                  Though, this is just one solution. There are many ways to do it, more complec and more simple, depending on your demands. Another solution for instance would be to do it completely in the interface in your expressions. 

                  But in the end, the best solution is depending on how structured the promotion dates are. In case they are always the same days every month, or same days every week, etc, there would be even easier solutions.


                    • Re: Highlight particular days on Qlik Sense Dashboard
                      Chaitanya Moparthi

                      Thank you so much for detailed explanation.

                      Can you please let me know how can I create a flag inside existing table. Do I need to create a new table with date and promotion name?

                      Say I have created 2 tables like this. I have same date field for both.


                      Do you want to me flag inside table1, transaction table?

                      Can you please give me an example by suggesting a better way to do this?


                      Date (estdate)                          Transaction Count

                      05-01-2017                    300

                      05-02-2017                    350

                      05-03-2017                    240

                      05-04-2017                    300

                      05-05-2017                  850

                      05-06-2017                    240

                      05-07-2017                    300

                      05-08-2017                    350

                      05-09-2017                    740

                      05-10-2017                    300

                      05-11-2017                    350

                      05-12-2017                    940

                      05-13-2017                    350

                      05-14-2017                    100


                      Date  (estdate)                    Promo Name

                      05-05-2017                        Samsung Lunch

                      05-09-2017                        Good Friday

                      05-12-2017                        Super Bowl


                      Thanks for you time and help.