This is the most basic object on the screen. It contains a list of all the possible values of a specific field. In a list box you often make selections, and look at logical connections and implications.
A list box may also contain a cyclic or drill-down group. If a drill-down group is used, selecting a single value in the list box will cause the list box to drill down and switch to the next underlying field in the group. Drilling back up can be accomplished by clicking the drill-up icon in the list box caption.
If a cyclic group is assigned to a list box it can be made to show the next field in the group by clicking on the cycle icon that appears in the list box caption. It is also possible to go directly to any field in the group by using the Cycle-> option on the list box object menu.
The object menu can be opened as a context menu by right-clicking on a sheet object, or by clicking the icon in the object caption (if shown).
The commands in the menu may vary depending on whether WebView is used from inside QlikView or opening the document in a web browser. The menu contains the following commands:
Opens the Properties dialog for the active sheet object.
Allows creating and sharing notes about the current object.
|Search||Opens the text search box.|
|Fuzzy Search||Opens the text search in fuzzy search mode.|
All non-excluded values in the sheet object are selected.
All excluded values in the sheet object are selected.
All values in the sheet object are selected.
Clears all the current selections in the active sheet object. Clicking on the icon in the object caption (if shown) produces the same result.
|Clear Other Fields||
Clears the selections in all the other sheet objects, while maintaining the ones in the currently active sheet object.
Locks the selected value(s) in the active sheet object. (Unavailable if no selections have been made).
Unlocks the locked value(s) in the active sheet object. (Appears instead of Lock if selections have been locked).
Copies the selected sheet object(s) to the clipboard. This function only copies sheet objects, not data or images.
|Copy cell value to clipboard||
Copies the selected cell value to the clipboard.
|Copy selections to clipboard||Copies the list box selections to the clipboard.|
Opens the selected sheet object(s) in tabular format in another browser window. Clicking on the icon in the object caption (if shown) produces the same result.
|Send to Excel||
Exports possible (including selected) values to Microsoft Excel, which is automatically launched if not already running. The exported values will appear as one column in a new Excel worksheet. For this functionality to work Microsoft Excel 2007 or later must be installed on the computer. Clicking on the icon in the object caption (if shown) produces the same result.
Opens the Save as dialog where path, file name and (table) file type for the exported data content can be specified.
Removes the selected object from the sheet.
The Properties dialog is opened by selecting Properties from the Object menu. If the Properties command is dimmed, you probably do not have the privileges necessary to perform property changes.
|Field|| Select a field in the drop-down.
For more information click the More... button.
Sort by Expression
Sorts the field values according to the expression entered. The value may be entered as a calculated formula. Click to open the Edit Expression dialog.
Keep Selected on Top
Enable this to keep the selected on top.
Override Default Settings
Select to override the default settings for the active object.Number FormatChoose a number format from the alternatives below.
The format code that further specifies the display format of the field. ISO sets the format to the ISO standard. Only valid for Date, Time, Timestamp and Interval. Sys sets the format to the system settings.
The number of digits that will be displayed.
Sets the number of decimals included.
Sets the symbol for decimal separators.
Sets the symbol for thousand separators.
Shows formatting in percentage instead of absolute numbers. The setting is only available for Number, Integer and Fixed to.
Shows a preview of the number format specified above.
Toggles whether the excluded values of the field should be shown or not. Excluded values become unselectable as well.
|Override Locked Field||Checking this option enables selections to be made in the sheet object even if it is locked. The sheet object will still be locked for selections made elsewhere in the document.|
Toggles the status for whether the frequency of a field value is shown or not. By frequency is meant the number of selectable combinations in which the value occurs. This option is not available for calculated fields.
To add an expression click .Choose expression in the list. The icon moves the items in the list. The icon removes items from the list. The value may be entered as a calculated formula. Click to open the Edit Expression dialog. Click to open the Expression Settings dialog.
Marking this check box will enable the selected expression. If the box is not marked, the expression will not be used at all.
The column will be displayed or hidden depending on a condition expression which will be evaluated each time the object is drawn. The value may be entered as a calculated formula.
Enter the expression you wish to display. The value may be entered as a calculated formula. Click to open the Edit Expression dialog.
Sets the alignment for numeric data to Left, Centered or Right.
Sets the alignment for text data to Left, Centered or Right.
Choose a representation in the drop-down list. Depending on which representation is chosen different settings are shown.
Note: The mini chart will not be displayed when exporting to Excel!
|Selection Style||Sets the selection style for the document. Select between the available alternatives in the drop-down menu. By choosing <User Default> the document will always be opened with the selection style set as preferred by the user under User Preferences on the computer where it is opened.|
When selecting this option, the field values will always be interpreted and displayed as text.
When selecting this option QlikView will try to interpret each field value as a reference to an image. The reference may be a path to an image file on disk (e.g. C:\Mypic.png) or inside the qvw document (e.g. qmem://<Name>/<Peter>). If QlikView cannot interpret a field value as a valid image reference, the value itself will be displayed. Click to open the Image Settings popup.
Image Settings PopupImage Stretch
Displays the image without stretching. This may cause parts of the picture to be invisible or only part of the object to be filled.
The image is stretched to fit the object area without keeping the aspect ratio of the image.
The image is stretched as far as possible to fill the object area while keeping the aspect ratio.
Fill with Aspect
The image is stretched to fill the object area in both directions while keeping the aspect ratio.
Hide Text When Image is Missing
No text will be displayed if QlikView cannot interpret the image reference.
Info as Image
When selecting this option QlikView will display image info linked to the field value via info load/select in the script. If no image is available for the field value, the value itself will be displayed, unless the Hide Text When Image Missing box is checked.
|Label||In the text box you can enter a title to be shown in the caption of the sheet object. If no Label is set, the name of the field will be used if Show Caption is selected. The value may be entered as a calculated formula. Click to open the Edit Expression dialog.|
|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.|
|Multi Line Caption (Word Wrap)||If this option is checked, the text will be displayed in two or more rows.|
|Number of Rows||If multiple lines are allowed for the caption, specify the number of rows in the input field, or drag the slider to the desired number.|
Icons in Caption
Some options may not be available for all objects.
Opens the object menu.
Clears all the current selections in the active sheet object.
Opens the selected sheet object(s) in tabular format in another browser window. Some clients may not handle this setting!
Copies the field values in the sheet object. Some clients may not handle this setting!
Copy Image to Clipboard
Copies the sheet object as an image to the Clipboard. Some clients may not handle this setting!
Send to Excel
Exports possible (including selected) values to Microsoft Excel, which is automatically launched if not already running. The exported values will appear as one column in a new Excel worksheet. For this functionality to work Microsoft Excel 2007 or later must be installed on the computer. Some clients may not handle this setting!
When this option has been checked a minimize icon will be displayed in the window caption of the sheet object, providing that it is possible to minimize the object. Furthermore, this will make it possible to minimize the object by double-clicking the caption.
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.
When this option has been checked a maximize icon will be displayed in the window caption of the sheet object, providing that it is possible to maximize the object. 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. This option is not available at document level. The value may be entered as a calculated formula. Click to open the Edit Expression dialog.
Fast Type Change
Here you can enable toggling between chart types. Not available for all objects. Click to open the popup.
Fast Type Settings Popup
Check the boxes for the chart types you want to toggle between using fast type change.
Some options may not be available for all objects.
|Read Only||Makes the chart read only, that is selections cannot be made by clicking or painting with the mouse in the chart.|
|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. This setting may not be handled by all clients.|
|Size Object 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.|
|Allow Show Info in Caption||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. Only available for list box, statistics box, multi box and input box.|
|Preserve Scroll Position||When marking this check box and the corresponding one in the User Preferences, Objects dialog, QlikView will preserve the vertical scroll position when a selection in table objects has been made.|
|Use Show Condition||The sheet object will be shown or hidden depending on a conditional expression which will be evaluated continuously depending on e.g. selections etc. The sheet object will only be hidden when the condition returns false. The value may be entered as a calculated formula. Click to open the Edit Expression dialog.|
|Normal||Specify the position of the object by setting Left and Top margins, and Width and Height of the object.|
|Minimized||Specify the position of the minimized sheet object by setting Left and Top margins, and Width and Height of the minimized object.|