QlikView Generating Year over Year Targets

From time to time you have to create budget figures upon a percentage change compared to the last year. This can be a little bit difficult, depending on the complexity of the KPI. The following example is build upon a pre-cleaned datamart and shows how you create the monthly figures for you budget.

As you can see the real magic here is done in the FOR-TO-Loop, here it shows a cumulated budget figure, but you can easily change to a mothly figure!

 

Load multiple GoogleAnalytics-Properties at once w/ dynamic metrics in QlikView

Our objective is to load GoogleAnalytics data, seperated in months with a dynamic metric, fixed dimensions and for multiple Properties. To achieve this we’re using the QlikView addon: QVSource. The script contains the following (important) variables:

  • gAppId = googleAnalytics PropertyId
  • vMetric  = the dynamic metric, we want to load (note that this script will only load 1 metric per request)

First of all we need to define our googleAppIds within a static table.

Now we have to loop through our table:

 

As our loadGoogleId Sub is still missing we have to add this here:

Here is just a loop to address every single month within our prefered timespan. (one step for every month, as we want one table/file for every month). We call LoadGoogle in every step and store it afterwards.

LoadGoogle is the Sub, where the true magic happens. You have to build your LOADing-Statement with the QVSource-GoogleAnalyitcsConnector / DataFromQueryURI. Now you have to modify your string like the one below (just add the variables where they are required):

 

Loading Google Analytics with QlikView

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General

To keep reports compatible, the following dimensions are alway loaded as a minimum:

  • ga:browser
  • ga:deviceCategory
  • ga:pagePath
  • ga:date

Add Measures

Now as the dimensions are set, you can add up to 5 measures to be grouped by and displayed.

QlikView Load Script

If you don’t have QVSource running, you can use the query explorer and the url with the (1hour) token included to load the data like this. Then I recommend that you put this token into a variable to which will be passed to the script while you wanna load it.

Enhancement

If you have multiple sites you wanna load, just pack the hole load script into a sub and pass over at least the parameter:

  • gAppId

Then use this variable in your load url.

At least you can use an inline table to define your „websites“ and then loop through all you sites: