6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2012 10:52 AM by dave4291

# Multiple lines in a line graph

Hi,

I have created one line graph by week for the amount of Cigarette Sales. I have a requirement to plot the graph in such a way so that it plots for the weeks of the current year and also plots another line for the same weeks of previous year. So, that we can have a current year vs last year comparison. My dimension is weeknumber and my expression uses avg(cigarette_sales). My Current year is 2012 and my previous year is 2011. Week is a field defined according to my calender.

Any ideas how to accomplish this? I would necessarily need 2 Line graphs to be displayed for 2 years in a single Line chart.

All help would be highly appreciated.

Thanks,

Tutan

• ###### Re: Multiple lines in a line graph

avg(cigarette_sales) shows the average per week for your current selection.

For 2012 you can use:

avg({\$<Year={2012}>} cigarette_sales)

or

avg({\$<Year={\$(=Year(Today()))}>} cigarette_sales)

For 2011 you can use:

avg({\$<Year={2011}>} cigarette_sales)

or

or

avg({\$<Year={\$(=Year(Today())-1)}>} cigarette_sales)

Might have missed a character here or there in my untested set anaysis

• ###### Re: Multiple lines in a line graph

HI Johannes,

I have done that already, but this only plots one graph in the Line chart. i.e. when I select Year as 2011 in the Year list box, it plots for 2011. Similarly for 2012. So, I have 2 line graphs which are seperate. I want both the line graphs together in one single chart, may be one displaying in green, the other in red.

So, my X-Axis has Week numbers

Y Axis has the Sales figures

I should have 2 graphs plotted between these 2 axes for current year and previous year.

Hope this clarifies.

Thanks,

Tutan

• ###### Re: Multiple lines in a line graph

Tutan,

For two lines in a line chart you create two expressions.

Not sure if I'm missing something here. Maybe you can attach an example app?

• ###### Re: Multiple lines in a line graph

Hi Tutan,

As told by Johannes, you will have to create two different expressions if you want to have two lines in your chart.

I have attached a sample file.

Thanks

Manisha

• ###### Re: Multiple lines in a line graph

Any chance a new qvw file for solution can be added that allows me to open in personal edition of Qlikview

• ###### Re: Multiple lines in a line graph

Personal edition can only open files you've created yourself. It can't be used to open any file made by someone else.