4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 11, 2011 1:06 PM by badrharfoush RSS

    Table Chart

      Hi Guys

      I am trying to build a table chart and have several columns to sum sales by department.

      what expression should I use to build it.

      Like in the chart expressions I have Sum(Sales) which gives me the total sales for all departments

      I tried to add in the definition

      Sum(Sales) where department = A

      Note that i have a list box w all the departments and I am required to build a table and show a column for each department.

      thank you in advace.

        • Table Chart
          Stefan Wühl



          have you tried using a straight table chart with dimension department and expression =sum(Sales) ?


          This should give you sum of Sales per department. Use similar expression for other measures per department.


          Hope this helps,


            • Table Chart

              I am using a straight table but I have to have the following columns

              column 1: Date

              Column 2: Dept1

              Column 3: Dept 2

              and so on.

              I was able to add the date and the departments.

              and i added If statement to the expression

              I am not able to display the data.

              however I added a department list box  and if I select one department I get its data and if I select more than once I dont see anything!

              Any ideas

                • Table Chart
                  Stefan Wühl

                  So you have one dimension Date and two expressions, right?


                  try this as expression 1:

                  =sum(if(department= 'Dept1',Sales))


                  and for expression 2:

                  =sum(if(department= 'Dept2',Sales))


                  Does this give you correct data if you don't select anything in field department?


                  You could also use two dimensions, Date and department and use a pivot table chart, pivoting e.g. department to the top and using sum(Sales) as expression.


                  Instead of above if() inside the sum, you could also use set analysis, but first try with one of the suggested.