Group provinces by East vs West

Hi there, I'm stuck with a beast mode formula and hoping the community can help me out with this formula. 

 

CASE 'PROVINCE_CD'
WHEN 'BC' THEN 'WEST'
WHEN 'AB' THEN 'WEST'
ELSE 'EAST'
END

 

Thanks in advance! 

Comments

  • GrantSmith
    GrantSmith Indiana 🔴

    Hi @user020987 

     

    It'd be helpful if you provided a bit more context for your request. How are you stuck? What isn't working correctly? What is your expected output? What is your current output?

  • Initially, I created a bar chart visualization and the output was by province. After using this formula, the output became all provinces lumped under one category "East". What I would like to be able to create is a group stacked chart, where the first group is "West", and individual bars for BC and AB province. And the other group bars become "East", and the remaining provinces.

     

    Thanks! 

  • Your syntax for the case statement is incorrect. Based on what you have provided, the case statement should read as follows:

     

    case when 'PROVINCE_CD' =  'BC' then 'WEST'

    when 'PROVINCE_CD' =  'AB' then 'WEST'
    else 'EAST'
    end

     

    or more simply,

    case when 'PROVINCE_CD' in ('BC', 'AB') then 'WEST' else 'EAST' end

  • GrantSmith
    GrantSmith Indiana 🔴

    Hi @user020987 

     

    Was your code copied directly from your beast mode or did you type it here manually?

     

    It appears you're using single-quotes for your field name instead of back ticks which when comparing the two strings (instead of the column value and a string) will never match so EAST is always returned.

     

    Try this:

    CASE `PROVINCE_CD`
    WHEN 'BC' THEN 'WEST'
    WHEN 'AB' THEN 'WEST'
    ELSE 'EAST'
    END
  • jaeW_at_Onyx
    jaeW_at_Onyx Budapest / Portland, OR 🟤

    @GrantSmith is correct about the quotes and tildas.  

    @tmullins  is correct about the actual beast mode but has the incorrect quotes and tildas.

     

    CASE 
    WHEN `PROVINCE_CD` IN ( 'BC' , 'AB' ) THEN 'WEST'
    ELSE 'EAST'
    END