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Creating PowerPoint reports

This tutorial illustrates the basics of creating PowerPoint reports. It is presumed that you are familiar with common Qlik NPrinting procedures.

You have to first open an existing Qlik NPrinting document , or create a new one. We will use a sample QlikView document, SalesDemo.qvw, for this tutorial.

Images of three QlikView objects and a QlikView variable will be embedded the PowerPoint report.

Create a new PowerPoint report

Do the following:

  1. Select Reports in the Qlik NPrinting main menu, and then click Create report.
  2. Enter a Title for the report.PowerPoint Report (Sales).
  3. Select PowerPoint from the Type drop-down list.
  4. Select an app from the App drop-down list.
  5. Select a Template from the options available:

  6. Keep the Enabled check box selected.
  7. Click Create to create the report.

Create the report template

You will now create a new report template

Do the following:

  1. Click Edit template to open the Template Editor.

  2. Delete the title and subtitle boxes from the PowerPoint slide.
  3. Right-click the Images node, and select Add objects.
  4. Select QlikView objects CH16 and CH184 in the Select Objects window that opens.

    Use Ctrl+Click to select more than one object.

  5. Click Ok.
  6. Expand the Images node in the left pane by clicking on the + to its left.
  7. Drag the CH16 and CH184 node tokens and drop them onto the slide.

    Arrange and format the tokens using the controls in the PowerPoint ribbon.

  8. Right-click the Variables node, and then select Add variables.
  9. Enter y in the Search field, to reduce the number of candidate variables.
  10. Select vCurrentYear.
  11. Click Ok.
  12. Drag and drop the vCurrentYear node token onto the slide in the position you require.

Preview and save

Do the following:

  1. Click Preview.
  2. Check the report, close it, and then edit the template again if necessary.
  3. Click Save and Close to save the template and close the Template Editor.

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