1 Reply Latest reply: May 23, 2017 5:25 AM by Nick Cameron RSS

    Cannot associate current month variable with data to calculate month on month changes

    Nick Cameron

      Hi there


      I am struggling to calculate the month on month and year on year shifts on Qlik Sense and it would be great to get some help. I have been searching around on the forums and this thread: Qlik Sense: Load Year & Month Variables | Qlik Community was very helpful in showing me to set:

      LET vMonthCurrent = Month(Today());

      LET vMonthPrevious = Month(MonthStart(Today())-1);

      in the data load editor which lists out the correct months in variables:


      Unfortunately I cannot seem to link this with my existing 'Date' column in my spreadsheet. It is formatted as a date in data manager but doesn't seem to link properly (this is when creating a master dimension as =vMonthPrevious):


      When trying to just list the total number of 'page views' for last month I get the sum total when using this expression:

      Sum({<Month={'$(vMonthPrevious)'}>}[Page Views])


      Has anyone got any ideas/advice on how to get this working?