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You may come across situations where you need to apply an aggregation to the result of another aggregation. This is referred to as nesting aggregations.
As a general rule, it is not allowed to nest aggregations in a Qlik Sense chart expression. Nesting is only allowed if you:
- Use the TOTAL qualifier in the inner aggregation function.
Nested aggregations with the
You want to calculate the sum of the field
The following aggregation would return the desired result:
Sum(If(Year(OrderDate)=Max(TOTAL Year(OrderDate)), Sales))
The inclusion of the TOTAL qualifier is absolutely necessary for this kind of nesting to be accepted by Qlik Sense, but then again also necessary for the desired comparison. This type of nesting need is quite common and is a good practice.