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I have been trying to import and concatenate together 4 different sales plans so that they can be analyzed in Qlik and I have run into a minor formatting issue.
All of the plans are formatted similar to the below where each row has some attributes (SKU, Customer, Description, etc), and then there are a series of columns with Date headers showing when those amounts are expected.
|Attribute 1||Attribute 2||Attribute 3||Amount||Amount||Amount|
So I've successfully used crosstables to translate these sheets into tables and stitched them all together using concatenate.
The problem that I am having now is that the Date headers were loaded as numbers. And I can't figure out how to reformat them back into dates. I've tried using date() and date#() in the crosstable load. I've tried to use date() and date#() in the resident loads that I used to concatenate all the sheets together. I've also tried using date functions in the vizualizations and nothing seems to be working.
Nothing I try has been able to translate the ##### number format for dates into the MM/DD/YYYY format that I have set as default.
Would anyone have ideas why I can't get this to work? Is this a weird quirk of crosstables? Are those values a special data type since they used to be field names?