NoConcatenate Operation in QlikView Application: Part 1

This article describes what the NoConcatenate Operator is in QlikView using a SQL Server database.

This article describes what the NoConcatenate Operator is in QlikView using a SQL Server database.

Introduction

The NoConcatenate Operator is used to prevent automatic concatenation, even if tables have the same set of fields. Automatic concatenation applies only when the name and number of fields are the same in two different tables.

Use the following procedure to create a sample of concatenation in QlikView.

Step 1: Open the QlikView application

In the first step you need to open the QlikView application then go to File -> New then this window will be opened.

After clicking New option

Step 2: Open Edit Script

The second step is to open the edit script window from File -> Edit Script.

window of edit script

Then this window will be opened.

window

Step 3: Select Database

The third step is to select the database from the data tab and click on the Connect Button.

select database

Step 4: Data link property window

In this window we select SQL Server and click on the Next Button.

data link

Step 5: Connection tab

In the connection tab enter the server name and user name and password and select the database from your server and click on Test Connection.

test connection

Then you find that the connection has succeeded; click on the OK button.

Confirm box

Then click on the OK button.

ok box

Step 6: SQL Server login

Then the SQL Server login is required so enter a valid login id and password and click on the OK button.

SQL serve

Then this box will be opened and select the table from your database.

edit1

Step 7: Select database

Now the next step is to select the database from the table.

select statement

Then this box will be opened and select the table from your database.

database

Step 8: Write code and reload it

Now in the edit script, write this code and after this reload it.

load

Step 9: Save QlikView file

After reloading the edit script, the next step is to save the QlikView file and click on the Save button.

save file

Step 10: Script execution progress

Then the script execution progress window will be opened and requires a login Id and password and click on the OK button.

Script execution

Step 11: Sheet property window

After this process, the sheet property window will be opened. Now here you will see table fields. If you want to show these table fields as a list box then click on the Add button otherwise click on the OK button.

sheet

Step 12: Select a table

The next step is to select a table for displaying a table field in a table. Then go to Layout -> New Sheet Object -> Table Box.

table

Then this window will be opened. Here add all the fields to the table then click on the Ok button.

data

Now you will see this output.

output

Step 13: Do the No Concatenate operation

The next step is to open the edit script again and do a  No concatenate operation in the edit script and reload it.

load1

Step 14: Script execution progress

Then, again the script execution progress window will be opened and requires a login Id and password and click on the OK button.

Script execution

Step 15: Sheet property window

After this process, the sheet property window will be opened. Now here you will see the table fields that we selected. If you want to show these table fields as a list box then click on the Add button otherwise click on the OK button.

sheet1

Step 16: Select a table

The next step is to select a table for displaying a table field in a table. Then go to Layout -> New Sheet Object -> Table Box.

table

Then this window will be opened. Here add all the fields to the table then click on the Ok button.

data1

Now, you will see after doing the Noconcatenate in the new table, the new table will not be added to the previous table. Whereas after doing the concatenation in the new table, the new table will be added to the previous table. So it is the major difference between concatenation and no concatenation.

output1

Step 17: Table viewer of the table

If you want to see the table view of the table then press "Ctrl+T" or go to menu bar, there is an option for the table viewer.

table view

Now you will see table view.

view

Summary

This article described how to do concatenation operations in QlikView. This article is very helpful when you are working with table data.

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