Usable column formats

Tables or columns from tables exported from QlikView can be presented with the same formatting as that in the QlikView document. However, you may also want to present the information in tables or columns differently.

The Keep Source Formats property is active by default and if you leave the check box selected, fields maintain the formatting that has been applied in QlikView. They appear in your reports as they do in QlikView. After clearing the Keep Source Formats check box you can apply Excel formatting to the table as a whole or to component columns. Both numerical and time/date data are numerical entities. When Keep Source Formats is deactivated for a column, a row presenting a new Format field, for entering format code, appears and you can set specific formatting for the column data. Examples are #,##0.00 or 0,00% and also € #,##0.

The following lists the results of the various combinations of choices for the different templates.

Deactivating Keep Source Formats without setting a format code in the format field

Excel: the Excel format is applied to the cell containing the field tag.

Word and PowerPoint: the relative format is applied to the entity at the point of field tag embedding.

HTML: the inline style set for the field tag container (div, span, p, th, td, li, etc.) is applied.

Deactivating Keep Source Formats and entering a format code in the format field

Excel: the code in the Format field defines the numerical or time/date format, while graphic style is controlled by the Excel format tools applied to the cell containing the field tag (color, font, size, style, justification, etc.)

Word and PowerPoint: both the relative format and the format field are applied to the entity or container at the point of field tag embedding

HTML: both the inline style set and the format field are applied for the field tag container

Deactivating Keep Source Formats for a field used in a level

The time/date or numerical type of data is determined by the QlikView tag associated with the field. This can be determined by opening the QlikView document in QlikView and pressing Ctrl + Alt + D, selecting the Tables tab, and looking in the Tags column of the Fields list next to the Field name. If $date or $timestamp, or both, appear, then the field is a time/date type. These tags are associated automatically on Reload.

The following sections list the effects that the elements have that are used to compose the formatting code. This code is entered into the Format field that appears after deactivating Keep Source Formats.

Floating point numbers

Specifier Represents
0 Digit placeholder. If the value being formatted has a digit in the position where '0' appears in the format string, then that digit is copied to the output string. Otherwise, a '0' is stored in that position in the output string.
# Digit placeholder. If the value being formatted has a digit in the position where '#' appears in the format string, then that digit is copied to the output string. Otherwise, nothing is stored in that position in the output string.
. Decimal point. The first '.' character in the format string determines the location of the decimal separator in the formatted value; any additional '.' characters are ignored. The actual character used as a decimal separator in the output string is determined by the DecimalSeparator global variable or its TFormatSettings equivalent.
, Thousand separator. If the format string contains one or more ',' characters, the output will have thousand separators inserted between each group of three digits to the left of the decimal point. The placement and number of ',' characters in the format string does not affect the output, except to indicate that thousand separators are wanted. The actual character used as a thousand separator in the output is determined by the ThousandSeparator global variable or its TFormatSettings equivalent.
E+ Scientific notation. If any of the strings 'E+', 'E-', 'e+', or 'e-' are contained in the format string, the number is formatted using scientific notation. A group of up to four '0' characters can immediately follow the 'E+', 'E-', 'e+', or 'e-' to determine the minimum number of digits in the exponent. The 'E+' and 'e+' formats cause a plus sign to be output for positive exponents and a minus sign to be output for negative exponents. The 'E-' and 'e-' formats output a sign character only for negative exponents.
'xx'/"xx" Characters enclosed in single or double quotation marks are output as such and do not affect formatting.
; Separates sections for positive, negative, and zero numbers in the format string.

Time/Date page

Specifier Displays
c Displays the date using the format given by the ShortDateFormat global variable, followed by the time using the format given by the LongTimeFormat global variable. The time is not displayed if the date-time value indicates midnight precisely.
d Displays the day as a number without a leading zero (1-31).
dd Displays the day as a number with a leading zero (01-31).
ddd Displays the day as an abbreviation (Sun-Sat) using the strings given by the ShortDayNames global variable.
dddd Displays the day as a full name (Sunday-Saturday) using the strings given by the LongDayNames global variable.
ddddd Displays the date using the format given by the ShortDateFormat global variable.
dddddd Displays the date using the format given by the LongDateFormat global variable.
e (Windows only) Displays the year in the current period/era as a number without a leading zero (Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese locales only).
ee (Windows only) Displays the year in the current period/era as a number with a leading zero (Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese locales only).
g (Windows only) Displays the period/era as an abbreviation (Japanese and Taiwanese locales only).
gg (Windows only) Displays the period/era as a full name (Japanese and Taiwanese locales only).
m Displays the month as a number without a leading zero (1-12). If the m specifier immediately follows an h or hh specifier, the minute rather than the month is displayed.
mm Displays the month as a number with a leading zero (01-12). If the mm specifier immediately follows an h or hh specifier, the minute rather than the month is displayed.
mmm Displays the month as an abbreviation (Jan-Dec) using the strings given by the ShortMonthNames global variable.
mmmm Displays the month as a full name (January-December) using the strings given by the LongMonthNames global variable.
yy Displays the year as a two-digit number (00-99).
yyy Displays the year as a four-digit number (0000-9999).
h Displays the hour without a leading zero (0-23).
hh Displays the hour with a leading zero (00-23).
n Displays the minute without a leading zero (0-59).
nn Displays the minute with a leading zero (00-59).
s Displays the second without a leading zero (0-59).
ss Displays the second with a leading zero (00-59).
z Displays the millisecond without a leading zero (0-999).
zzz Displays the millisecond with a leading zero (000-999).
t Displays the time using the format given by the ShortTimeFormat global variable.
tt\ Displays the time using the format given by the LongTimeFormat global variable.
am/pm Uses the 12-hour clock for the preceding h or hh specifier, and displays 'am' for any hour before noon, and 'pm' for any hour after noon. The am/pm specifier can use lower, upper, or mixed case, and the result is displayed accordingly.
a/p Uses the 12-hour clock for the preceding h or hh specifier, and displays 'a' for any hour before noon, and 'p' for any hour after noon. The a/p specifier can use lower, upper, or mixed case, and the result is displayed accordingly.
ampm Uses the 12-hour clock for the preceding h or hh specifier, and displays the contents of the TimeAMString global variable for any hour before noon, and the contents of the TimePMString global variable for any hour after noon.
/ Displays the date separator character given by the DateSeparator global variable.
  Displays the time separator character given by the TimeSeparator global variable.
'xx'/"xx" Characters enclosed in single or double quotation marks are displayed as such, and do not affect formatting.

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