The bookmark object is a sheet object that is used for displaying bookmarks for selections. Depending on it's configuration it can also be used for adding new bookmarks or deleting old ones. The bookmark object basically offers the options of the Bookmarks menu.
By right-clicking the object, the Bookmark Object: Object Menu will be displayed. It can also be accessed from the Object menu, when the bookmark object is the active object.
Bookmark Objects in Alternate States
Bookmark objects can be placed in an alternate state. However, bookmarks that are recalled and created through the object will apply to all states. There is no mechanism to act upon specific states with bookmark objects. In short, the state of a bookmark object is ignored.
- Bookmark Object Properties: GeneralProperties
- FontFont styleSize
- Object Properties: FontApply to ObjectsDocument Properties: Font
- Document Properties: Font
- User Preferences: Font
- See: Color functions
- Use Borders
- SimplifiedStyling ModeDocument Properties: GeneralShadow IntensityBorder Width
- Rounded Corners
- Rounded CornersRounded CornersAdvancedStyling ModeDocument Properties: General
- Theme Maker...
- Theme Maker
- Apply Theme ...
- See: Layout Themes
- OptionsDocument Properties: LayoutSheet Properties: Security
- Object Properties
- Active ColorsInactive Colors
- Background ColorText ColorColor AreaBackground ColorsolidgradientColor AreaText ColorFixedCalculated
- See: Color functions
- Caption Alignment
- Special Icons
|Properties...||Opens the Bookmark Object Properties dialog where a number of parameters can be set.|
Allows creating and sharing notes about the current object.
See: Notes and Comments
This cascade menu is only available when the Design Grid command of the View menu is activated or when the Always Show Design Menu Items under User Preferences: Design is checked. It contains four commands to set the layout layer of the sheet objects. Valid layer numbers are -128 to 127.
|Add Bookmark||Opens the Create Bookmark dialog where the bookmark name can be edited.|
|Replace Bookmark||Opens a cascade menu with the ten most recently used bookmarks currently defined in the document. If you choose one of these, the contents of that bookmark will be replaced with the current state of selections and variable values.|
|Remove Bookmark||Opens a cascade menu with the ten most recently used bookmarks currently defined in the document. Selecting one of these removes it from the document.|
After browsing for and selecting a previously saved bookmark (.qbm) file, the Import Bookmarks dialog will open to let you import bookmarks.
See: Import Bookmarks
Opens the Export Bookmarks dialog where you can export selected bookmarks to a QlikView bookmark (.qbm) file.
See: Export Bookmark(s)
|Copy to Clipboard||This cascade menu contains the various copy options for the sheet object.
Copies an image of the sheet object to the clipboard. The image will include or exclude the sheet object caption and border depending on the settings in the User Preferences dialog, Export page.
Copies the entire sheet object to the clipboard for pasting elsewhere in the layout or in another document opened within the current instance of QlikView.
Opens a menu with the following commands for linked objects.
|Minimize||Iconizes the object. Clicking on the icon in the object caption (if shown) produces the same result. This command is available only if minimizing is allowed in the object's Properties dialog on the Caption page.|
|Maximize||Enlarges the object to fill the sheet. Clicking on the icon in the object caption (if shown) produces the same result. This command is available only if maximizing is allowed in the object's Properties dialog on the Caption page.|
|Restore||Restores a minimized or maximized object to its previous size and location. Double-clicking the icon of a minimized object or clicking the icon in the object caption (if shown) of a maximized object produces the same result. This command is available only for minimized or maximized objects.|
|Help||Opens QlikView help.|
|Remove||Removes the sheet object from the sheet.|
The text to appear in the bookmark object caption area. The title can be defined as a calculated formula for dynamic update of the label text. Click the ... button to open the Edit Expression dialog for easier editing of long formulas.
|Alternate State||Choose one of the available states in the list. The following Alternate States are always available.
The sheets and sheet objects are always in the inherited state unless overridden by the QlikView developer. This setting is inherited from the object on the level above, a chart in a sheet gets the same settings as the sheet if inherited is chosen.
This is the state where most QlikView usage occurs and is represented by $. The QlikView document is always in the default state.
This is used for marco purposes. Every sheet object is assigned a unique ID. For bookmark objects, the ID starts with BM01. Linked objects share the same object ID. You may edit this ID number later on.
This can be defined as a solid color or a gradient via the Color Area dialog that opens when you click the button.
Sets the degree of transparency of the bookmark object background. At 0% the background will be completely opaque with the color defined under Background Color above. At 100% the background will be completely transparent.
|Show Add Button||
Check this alternative to display an Add Bookmark button in the bookmark
object. This option is selected by default.
|Button Alignment||Here you decide how the Add and Remove buttons are to be positioned in relation to each other, when both are shown: Choose between Horizontal (side by side) or Vertical (stacked) orientation.|
|Show Remove Button||Mark this checkbox if a Remove
Bookmark button is to appear in the bookmark object. This option
is deselected by default.
Here you may type a text to be shown on the Remove Bookmark button. This can be defined as a calculated label expression for dynamic update of the label text. Click the ... button to open the Edit Expression dialog for easier editing of long formulas. If no text is typed the edit box will show <use default> and the text "Remove Bookmark" will be shown on the button.
Sets the text color of the Remove Bookmark button.
|Show My Bookmarks||Check this option in order to display personal bookmarks in the bookmark object list of bookmarks. Personal bookmarks will be listed last with a divider separating the document bookmarks from the personal bookmarks.|
|Show Bookmark Info Text||Check this option in order to display the text entered under Edit Info.|
- The first default font (List Boxes, Charts, etc) is used for most objects, including list boxes and charts.
- The second default font (Text Objects and Buttons) is used for buttons and text boxes, which are objects that usually need a larger font.
|Drop Shadow||If this option is checked a drop shadow will be added to the text.|
|Underline||If this option is checked the text will be underlined.|
|Shadow Intensity||The Shadow Intensity drop-down menu makes it possible to set the intensity of the shadow that surrounds the sheet objects. There is also the choice of No Shadow.|
|Border Style||The following predefined border types are available:
A solid unicolored border.
Border giving the impression of depressing the sheet object from the background.
Border giving the impression of raising the sheet object from the background.
Border giving the impression of a wall around the sheet object.
|Border Width||This option is available for all border types. The width can be specified in mm, cm, inches (", inch), pixels (px, pxl, pixel), points (pt, pts, point) or docunits (du, docunit).|
|Color||Click this button to open a dialog in which an appropriate base color can be chosen from the color palette for all border types.|
|Rainbow||Creates a rainbow colored border for all border types. The rainbow will start with the selected base color on top of the sheet object.|
|Rounded Corners||Checking this option makes the alternatives for rounded corner shapes possible.|
|Corners||Corners for which the check box remains unmarked will be drawn rectangular instead.|
|Squareness||A variable number between 2 and 100 where 100 defines a rectangle with perfectly square corners and 2 corresponds to a perfect ellipse (a circle for a 1:1 aspect ratio). A squareness between 2 and 5 is usually optimal for achieving rounded corners.|
|Corner Radius||This setting determines the radius of the corners in fixed distance (Fixed) or in percent of the total quadrant (Relative (%)). This setting lets you control the extent to which the corners will be affected by the underlying general shape set under Squareness. The distance can be specified in mm, cm, inches (", inch), pixels (px, pxl, pixel), points (pt, pts, point) or docunits (du, docunit).|
|Bottom||A sheet object with the Bottom layer property can never obscure sheet objects in the Normal and Top layers. It can only be placed on top of other sheet objects in the Bottom layer.|
|Normal||When created, sheet objects reside in the Normal (middle) layer. A sheet object in the Normal layer can never be obscured by sheet objects in the Bottom layer and can never obscure sheet objects in the Top layer.|
|Top||A sheet object in the Top layer can never be obscured by sheet objects in the Normal and Bottom layers. Only other sheet objects in the Top layer can be placed on top of it.|
|Custom||The Top, Normal and Bottom layers correspond to internally numbered layers 1, 0 and -1 respectively. In fact all values between -128 and 127 are accepted. Choose this option to enter a value of your choice.|
|Always||The sheet object will always be displayed.|
The sheet object will be shown or hidden depending on a conditional function which will be evaluated continuously depending on e.g. selections etc. The sheet object will only be visible when the condition returns TRUE.
Users with Admin privileges for the document can override all show conditions by selecting Show All Sheets and Sheet Objects in Document Properties: Security. This functionality can be toggled by pressing Ctrl+Shift+S.
|Allow Move/Size||If this option has been deselected it will be impossible to move or resize the sheet object.|
|Allow Copy/Clone||If this option has been deselected it will be impossible to make a copy of the sheet object.|
When the info function is in use an info icon will be displayed in the window caption whenever a field value has information associated to it. If you don't want the info icon to be displayed in the caption, you can uncheck this option.
|Size to Data||Normally the borders around all table sheet objects in QlikView will shrink when selections cause the size of the table to be less than allocated size for the sheet object. By deselecting this check box this automatic adjustment of size will be turned off leaving any surplus space blank.|
|Preserve Scroll Position||
With this setting enabled, QlikView will try to preserve the scroll position of tables and charts with a scroll bar when a selection is made in another object. The setting must be enabled in User Preferences: Objects as well.
The scroll position is not preserved when you close the document.
|Scroll Buttons||Sets the scroll button color. Select a color by clicking the button. Note that medium gray tones often render the best results for scroll bars. Either color can be defined as a solid color or a gradient via the Color Area dialog that opens when you click the appropriate button.|
Sets the scrollbar background color. Select a color by clicking the button.
|Scrollbar Width||This control affects both the width and the relative size of the scrollbar symbols.|
Sets the scroll bar style. Select a style in the drop-down control. The Classic scroll bar style corresponds to QlikView 4/5 scroll bars. The Standard scroll bar style gives a more modern look. The third style is Light, which is a thinner, lighter bar.
The Styling Mode must be set to Advanced for the scroll bar style to be visible. This setting can be found on the General tab by opening the Settings drop-down menu and selecting Document Properties.
|Apply To...||Opens the Caption and Border Properties dialog where you can set where to apply the properties that have been set on the Layout page.|
|Show Caption||When this option has been checked a caption will be drawn at the top of the sheet object. List boxes and other "box objects" will have the option switched on by default whereas buttons, text objects and line/arrow objects will not.|
|Title Text||In the text box you can enter a title to be shown in the caption of the sheet object. Use the Font... button to change the caption font.|
|Wrap Text||If this option is checked, the caption will be displayed in two or more rows.|
|Caption Height (Lines)||Set the number of caption lines in this edit box.|
|X-pos||Sets the horizontal position of the left side of sheet object in relation to the sheet's left edge.|
|Y-pos||Sets the vertical position of the top side of sheet object in relation to the sheet's upper edge.|
|Width||Sets the width of the QlikView sheet object.|
|Height||Sets the height of the QlikView sheet object.|
|Horizontal||The label can be horizontally aligned: Left, Centered or Right within the caption area.|
|Vertical||The label can be vertically aligned: Top, Centered or Bottom within the caption area.|
|Allow Minimize||When this option has been checked a minimize icon will be displayed in the window caption of the sheet object, providing that the object is minimizable. Furthermore, this will make it possible to minimize the object by double-clicking the caption.|
|Auto Minimize||This option becomes available when Allow Minimize is checked. When Auto Minimize is checked for several sheet objects on the same sheet, all but one will be automatically minimized at any time. This is useful e.g. for alternately displaying several graphs in the same sheet area.|
|Allow Maximize||When this option has been checked a maximize icon will be displayed in the window caption of the sheet object, providing that the object is maximizable. Furthermore, this will make it possible to maximizing the object by double-clicking the caption. If both Allow Minimize and Allow Maximize are checked, double-clicking will effect minimizing of the object.|
Here you may enter a help text to be displayed in a pop-up window. The help text may be specified as a calculated formula. This option is not available at document level. Click the ... button to open the Edit Expression dialog for easier editing of long formulas.
Enter e.g. a description of the sheet object. A help icon will be added to the window caption of the object. When the mouse pointer is over the icon, the text will be displayed in a pop-up window.