Using IN clause in QlikView

In SQL statements, it is very useful to use IN clause in the query to compare your value against the provided list of values .

In SQL you can write a query such as

Select ProductName,Revenue from Products

where ProductName IN (‘Chairs’,’Tables’,’CrossArmChairs’);

QlikView does not have IN  operator instead QlikView provide match() function to achieve this functionality

I will load an Inline table


Now to load a table with ProductName IN  (‘Chairs’,’Tables’,’ArmChairs’) you will use match()


match() does case sensitive comparision. It will return 1 if ProductName = Chairs but will return 0 if ProductName = chairs

For case insenstive comparison, you can use mixmatch()

wildmatch() helps in case insensitive comparison and also permits the use of wild characters


You can use Not preceding Match()  to get the ProductNames that are NOT IN the list of values

To load ProductNames which are not ‘Boats’ , you can write


Match() can be used in an expression while creating a chart.


To learn about using Match function to group dimensions in Qlik Sense, visit

3 thoughts on “Using IN clause in QlikView

  1. good it is helpful
    ihave one doubt
    in my qvd have 100000 records but i want load only 100 records how can restrict u? pls give me explanation

    • Chandraish says:

      You can do limited load to load only 100 records.
      In the script editor, click on debug and put your desired number of records under Limited Load.

  2. How to merge information from different sources.
    For example:
    After loading a CSV data, enrich it with specific data from an SQL datasource.

    LOAD [carteira],
    [cpf] as uniqueID,
    FROM [lib://Desktop/NOVEMBRO.csv]
    (txt, utf8, embedded labels, delimiter is ‘,’, msq);

    LIB CONNECT TO [Microsoft_SQL_Server_PDW];
    FROM “Pessoa_Fisica”.dbo.pfDadosCadastrais
    WHERE CPF=uniqueID;

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