Container Object

The container is an object that contains other objects. The container can contain all other sheet objects. The objects are grouped together and have common settings for font, layout and caption.

By a right-click on the container the Container: Object Menu will be displayed. It can also be accessed from the Object menu, when the container is the active object.

Object Menu

The container Object menu is opened by right-clicking the object. The menu commands are:

Properties...

Opens the Container Object Properties dialog where a number of parameters can be set.
Notes

Allows creating and sharing notes about the current object.

See: Notes and Comments

Order

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.

Bring to Front
Sets the layout layer of the sheet object to the largest value currently used by any sheet object on the current sheet.

Send to Back
Sets the layout layer of the sheet object to the smallest value currently used by any sheet object on the current sheet.

Bring Forward
Increases the layout layer of the sheet object by one. Maximum value is 127.

Send Backward
Decreases the layout layer of the sheet object by one. Minimum value is -128.


Copy to Clipboard

This cascade menu contains the various copy options for the sheet object.
Image
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.
Object
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.
Linked Objects

Opens a menu with the following commands for linked objects.
Adjust Position of Linked Objects
All linked objects on all sheets are adjusted to the same position and size as the one/ones highlighted.
Unlink This Object/Unlink Objects
This destroys the link between the objects, making them different objects with different object IDs.

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.

General

The Container Object: General tab is opened by right-clicking on a container and choosing Properties. If the Properties command is dimmed you probably don't have the privileges needed to perform property changes.

When the desired properties are set, they can be implemented with the OK or Apply buttons. The OK button also closes the dialog, whereas the Apply button does not.

In the Title window the container can be given a name which will be displayed in the window caption. The title can also 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.

Existing Objects A list of the available objects in the document. Select the items to be used/removed by clicking them. Use the Add > or the < Remove button to move them to the desired column.
Filter With this setting it is possible to filter the list of Existing Objects by, for example, object type.
Objects Displayed in Container A list of the objects already in the container object.
Promote Moves the selected object one step up.
Demote Moves the selected object one step down.
Object ID The unique ID of the current container. Upon creation every sheet object is assigned a unique ID for control via Automation. Linked objects share the same object ID. The ID consists of a combination of letters defining the type of object, as well as of a number. The first container in a document will be assigned the ID CT01. An object ID may be changed to any other string that is currently not being used for any other sheet object, sheet or bookmark in the document.
Alternate State Choose one of the available states in the list. The following Alternate States are always available.
Inherited
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.
Default state
This is the state where most QlikView usage occurs and is represented by $. The QlikView document is always in the default state.
Label for Selected Object An alternative name for the displayed object can be entered here. The label may be defined as a calculated formula for dynamic update. By clicking the ... button the full Edit Expression dialog is opened for easier editing of long formulas.

See also:

 
  • FontFont styleSize
  • Object Properties: FontApply to ObjectsDocument Properties: Font
  • Document Properties: Font
  • User Preferences: Font
  • ColorFixedCalculated
  • See: Color functions

  • Use Borders
  • SimplifiedStyling ModeDocument Properties: GeneralShadow IntensityBorder Width
  • Rounded Corners
  • Rounded CornersRounded CornersAdvancedStyling ModeDocument Properties: General
  • Layer
  • Layer
  • Theme Maker...
  • Theme Maker
  • Apply Theme ...
  • See: Layout Themes
  • Show
  • Show
  • Options
  • OptionsDocument Properties: LayoutSheet Properties: Security
  • Scrollbars
  • Scrollbars
  • Object Properties
    Document Properties
  • Caption
  • Active ColorsInactive Colors
  • Background ColorText ColorColor AreaBackground ColorsolidgradientColor AreaText ColorFixedCalculated
  • See: Color functions
  • NormalMinimized
  • Caption Alignment
  • Special Icons

Presentation

Container Type Select container type from the drop-down list.
Appearance Here you set how the different objects in the container should be displayed. Only available in Single Object mode.
Tabs at top
All objects in the container are displayed as tabs at the top of the container.
Tabs on the left
All objects in the container are displayed as tabs on the left hand side of the container.
Tabs to the right
All objects in the container are displayed as tabs on the right hand side of the container.
Tabs at bottom
All objects in the container are displayed as tabs in the lower part of the container.
Dropdown at top
All objects in the container are displayed in a drop-down menu at the top of the container.
Display Object Type Icons Enable this setting to have icons symbolizing the different objects in the tabs. Only available in Single Object mode.
Tab Color Specifies the color of the tabs. The color can be defined as a solid color or a gradient via the Color Area dialog that opens when clicking the button. Only available in Single Object mode.
Columns Select number of columns. Only available in Grid mode.
Rows Select number of rows. Only available in Grid mode.
Spacing Select the size of the spacing. Only available in Grid mode.
Background... Opens the Background Settings dialog.

Font

  1. The first default font (List Boxes, Charts, etc) is used for most objects, including list boxes and charts.
  2. 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.

Layout

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:
Solid
A solid unicolored border.
Depressed
Border giving the impression of depressing the sheet object from the background.
Raised
Border giving the impression of raising the sheet object from the background.
Walled
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.
Conditional

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.

See: Conditional functions

Note:

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.

See: Document Properties: Security

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.
Allow Info

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.

See: Info

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.
Scroll Background

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.
Scroll Style

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.

Caption

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.
Note: Use the special caption icons with care. Too many icons will only confuse the user.
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.
Help Text

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.

See: Expression syntax for calculated 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.