2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 1, 2018 3:44 AM by Marcus Sommer RSS

    Is there an alternative to "if" when matching dimensions within a table?

    Andrew Sumner

      I have a table with three dimensions, I'll call them Card1, Card2 and Card3.  There are many, many values for each of these dimensions, but this table is typically only displayed when filters are in place to show only a very limited set of Card1 values.


      For the purposes of this question here's a sample dataset:

      Card1: 101, 102, 103, 104

      Card2: 100, 102, 103, 105

      Card3: 101, 103, 105, 106


      What I want to do is show values of Card2 and Card3 that match the values of Card1.  For example..



      Card1     Card2     Card3


      101       -         101

      102       102       -

      103       103       103

      104       -         -      

      A simple solution would be to do this with if statements ... if (Card1 = Card2, Card2) and the same for Card3. That works fine for smaller datasets, but with the scale of data I'm working with, Qlik goes off to deep space trying to find matches, and eventually fails with an error message on the table.  I have tried alternatives involving Aggr and set expressions but haven't been able to find something that works.

      So my question is whether there is another way to solve this problem, or if I have to abandon it as a lost cause?

      Thanks in advance