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VizLib Calendar - Allow the Use of Variables as Date Field

Requesting the ability to use Variables for Dimension in the "VizLib Calendar" object. Allowing the calendar to update a variable would offer a similar experience to QlikView.

  • VizLib Calendar only allows you to use a Dimension as the "Date Field"
  • QlikSense Date Picker only allows you to use a Dimension as the "Date Field"
  • QlikView allows you to use Dimensions or Variables as the "Date Field"

Variables are cleaner as they're not treated as selections that show across all sheets and will not affect all objects. We explicitly want the date picker to only be relevant on a single sheet or defined objects, which variables can do since they're explicitly referred to in expressions/measures. Allowing Variables as the "Date Field" would accomplish this.

  • I'd love to see if the staff is willing to revisit this request. There was another request for this 2 years back, so it seems to be a feature that the community would like to see.

    It is sometimes not feasible to use a single calendar dimension with your data model, which is where variables are able to close that gap. 

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