6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 6, 2012 3:43 AM by Roberto Postma RSS

    Load if

    Paul Wonford

      Hi guys - new to QlikView!


      I have an access database with the following files:


      Company name, payment due, payment received


      I would like to load only those who have an empty value in the 'payment received' column.


      I've tried a number of solutions including


      SELECT *

      FROM `DATABASE.mdb`.`Company info`;


      where [payment received] IsNull;


      I'm having no luck. Can anyone help me?

        • Re: Load if
          Roberto Postma



          You could do this


          LOAD *;

          SQL SELECT *

          FROM 'Company info' where isnull([payment received);


          And also a question (when this happen to be not the answer): does your SQL query work _without_ that isnull filter?


          #edit: Updated it (old situation I had not(isnull( paymentReceived)) while you were looking for only those records where that field is null.


          I think this should be correct SQL syntax for access. It could be that the values are not NULL but an empty string in the sourcedatabase. Then use the len() function.


          Hope it helps

            • Re: Load if

              Dear ,

              You shoud try this


              SELECT *

              FROM `DATABASE.mdb`.`Company info`;


              where len(trim([payment received] ))=0;


              May be this work because some time in Field value a space character available


              so that its not return with isnull.

            • Re: Load if
              Rajni Batra

              SELECT *

              FROM `DATABASE.mdb`.`Company info`;


              where [payment received] Is Null;

              ur format is correct i tink the issue must be of space in bw is null

              Hope this could be the reason

                • Re: Load if
                  Jonathan Dienst



                  The SELECT statement in SQL SELECT is handed over to the server for execution, so the null check must be in the correct syntax for your database server. If you are using SQL Server, then rani.batra's script should work (don't forget the SQL in front of th SELECT), although I would do away with the backquotes. If you are using another DBMS, then the syntax may vary.




                • Re: Load if
                  Paul Wonford

                  Thanks for your help guys - i did this..



                  [Company Name]


                  Isnull([Payment Received]);

                  SQL Select *

                  FROM [Database];


                    • Re: Load if
                      Roberto Postma

                      Hehe, nice that you have a working solution.


                      However when there are a lot of records in your database where paymentReceived = NULL, then this is not the most optimal solution.


                      The SQL Select-part you currently use loads ALL records from that table from the database... and in the load .... Where part, you filter by isnull(paymentReceived)


                      I would prefer to have the Where-clause in the SQL select part for that reason.