Thursday, August 7, 2014

QV7 Generic load in qlikview

A generic table is commonly used to store attribute values for different objects.
eg. ball and box is the example

These attributes are not necessarily shared across all objects. Objects might have common field or not.
Let have we have two objects ball and box
ball attribute - color , weigth , diameter
box attribute - color , weigth , length, heigth, width

Here we can we color and weigth are common field between two objects. And the attributes and its values store in a single table as below.

Enter the Generic prefix.
It converts the data to a structure where each attribute is placed in a field of its own (each attribute now act as a an object entity). Another way to express it is to say that it takes field values and converts these to field names. If you compare it to the Crosstable prefix, you will find that they in principle are each other’s inverses.

The syntax is
   Generic Load Key, Attribute, Value From … ;

There are however a couple of things worth noting:
    Usually the input data has three columns: one qualifier field (Key in the above example), an Attribute and a Value. But you may also have several qualifying fields. If you have four or more columns, all columns except the two last will be treated as qualifying fields.
    The Generic prefix will create several tables; one table per attribute. This is normally not a problem. Rather, it is an advantage: It is the least memory-consuming way to store data if you have many attributes.

Now open qlikview and create new document save it. and open script editor
// generic load with one consolidated resulting table:
ball,diameter,10 cm
ball,weight,100 g
box,height,16 cm
box,length,20 cm
box,weight,500 g
box,width,10 cm

Generic Load object, attribute, value Resident InputTable;

after reload check data model

Now as you can see in image, every attribute act as its own object entity.

after search alot on google i have found that the use of generic load is very rare. It can be use only when we want to change the orientation of the table.

Paste below code in same script editor to made orientation in table.
LOAD Distinct object Resident InputTable;

FOR i = 0 to NoOfTables()
  TableName($(i)) as Tablename AUTOGENERATE 1
  WildMatch(TableName($(i)), 'GenTable.*');

FOR i = 1 to FieldValueCount('Tablename')
 LET vTable = FieldValue('Tablename', $(i));
 LEFT JOIN (ResultTable) LOAD * RESIDENT [$(vTable)];
 DROP TABLE [$(vTable)];

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