Pivot Tables are widely used in data analysis to present sum of values across many dimensions available in the data. QlikView's Chart option has the feature to create a Pivot Table by choosing the appropriate chart type.
Let us consider the following input data, which represents the sales figure of different product lines and product categories.
Product_Line,Product_category,Value Sporting Goods,Outdoor Recreation,5642 Food, Beverages & Tobacco,2514 Apparel & Accessories,Clothing,2365 Apparel & Accessories,Costumes & Accessories,4487 Sporting Goods,Athletics,812 Health & Beauty,Personal Care,6912 Arts & Entertainment,Hobbies & Creative Arts,5201 Arts & Entertainment,Paintings,8451 Arts & Entertainment,Musical Instruments,1245 Hardware,Tool Accessories,456 Home & Garden,Bathroom Accessories,241 Food,Drinks,1247 Home & Garden,Lawn & Garden,5462 Office Supplies,Presentation Supplies,577 Hardware,Blocks,548 Baby & Toddler,Diapering,1247 Baby & Toddler,Toys,257 Home & Garden,Pipes,1241 Office Supplies,Display Board,2177
The above data is loaded to the QlikView’s memory by using the script editor. Open the Script editor from the File menu or press Control+E. Choose the "Table Files" option from the "Data from Files" tab and browse for the file containing the above data. The following screen appears.
Click "OK" and press "Control+R" to load the data into QlikView's memory.
Next, we use the chart wizard to select the Pivot Table option. Click Next.
In the next screen, we choose Product_Line as the first dimension for the chart.
The next screen prompts us for selecting the chart expression where we choose the sum of value.
On clicking next, we get the screen to choose chart format in which we select Pyjama Green as the style and the default mode.
Completing the above steps gives us the final chart as below.