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Calendar Object - AJAX/Webview

The Calendar object provides alternative means to select values in QlikView fields or enter values in QlikView variables. The calendar object has two different modes.

It is possible to select multiple dates if the Multi Value option is checked in the calendar object's Properties menu. To select multiple dates, click on each date required to highlight it. To deselect dates, click on each highlighted date that is not required.

Calendar: Object Menu

The object menu can be opened as a context menu by right-clicking on a sheet object, or by clicking the Menu 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:

Calendar: Object Menu commands
Command Details
Properties...

Opens the Properties dialog for the active sheet object.

Notes

Allows creating and sharing notes about the current object.

Copy

Copies the selected sheet object(s) to the clipboard. This function only copies sheet objects, not data or images.

Print...

Opens the selected sheet object(s) in tabular format in another browser window. Clicking on the Printer 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 Spreadsheet icon in the object caption (if shown) produces the same result.

Export...

Opens the Save as dialog where path, file name and (table) file type for the exported data content can be specified.

Minimize

Iconizes the object. Clicking on the Minimize 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.

Restore

Restores a minimized or maximized object to its previous size and location. Double-clicking the icon of a minimized object or clicking the Restore 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.

Maximize

Enlarges the object to fill the sheet. Clicking on the Maximize 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.

Delete

Removes the selected object from the sheet.

Calendar Properties

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 the field you want to include in the calendar in the drop-down. Choose whether the object should be connected to a Field or to a Variable.

Variable(s)

Select the variable in the drop-down menu. Choose whether the object should be connected to a Field or to a Variable.

Calendar Mode

  • Single Value: For selection of a single value.
  • Multi Value (Ranged): For selection of a range of values. Multi value selection is not available in Ajax client.

More.../Less...

This section describes the tabs available inside More.../Less...

General Tab

When Field is selected Min Value and Max Value are disabled and when Variable is selected Override Locked Field is disabled.

  • Min Value: Set a fixed minimum value for the object. The value may be entered as a calculated formula. Click Function to open the Edit Expression dialog.
  • Max Value: Set a fixed maximum value for the object. The value may be entered as a calculated formula. Click Function to open the Edit Expression dialog.
  • Override Locked Field: Selections can be made via the calendar object in a field even if the field is locked. The field will still be locked for logical changes stemming from selections in other fields.

Number Format Tab

Each field has a default number format which can be set in the Document Properties: Number page. It is however possible to use a separate number format for an individual sheet object. This property page applies to the active object and contains the following controls for formatting values: Override Default SettingsSelect to override the default settings for the active object.Number Choose a number format from the alternatives below.

  • Mixed: Both numbers and text. Numbers are shown in original format.
  • Number: Shows numeric values with the number of digits set in the Precision field.
  • Integer: Shows numeric values as integers.
  • Fixed to: Shows numeric values as decimal values with the number of decimal digits set in the Decimals field.
  • Money: Shows values in the format set in the Format Pattern field. The default format is the Windows Currency setting.
  • Date: Shows values that can be interpreted as dates in the format set in the Format Pattern field.
  • Time: Shows values that can be interpreted as time in the format set in the Format Pattern field.
  • Timestamp: Shows values that can be interpreted as date + time in the format set in the Format Pattern field.
  • Interval: Shows time as sequential time increments (e.g. format = mm shows the value as the number of minutes since calendar start (1899:12:30:24:00).

    Format Pattern: 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.
    • Precision: The number of digits that will be displayed.
    • Decimals: Sets the number of decimals included.
    • Decimals Separator: Sets the symbol for decimal separators.
    • Thousand Separator: Sets the symbol for thousand separators.
    • In Percent: Shows formatting in percentage instead of absolute numbers. The setting is only available for Number, Integer and Fixed to.
    • Preview: Shows a preview of the number format specified above.

Calendar Properties: Presentation

This section describes the Presentation properties for Calendar.

Background Color

Sets the background to a color, either a solid color or a gradient. Click Caption color to choose the color.

Background Image

Sets an image as background. Click Add image to browse for an image. Click Settings to open the Image popup.

Image Popup

The Image Popup contains several formatting options:

  • No 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.
  • Fill: The image is stretched to fit the object area without keeping the aspect ratio of the image.
  • Keep Aspect: 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.
  • Horizontal: Left, Centered or Right alignment.
  • Vertical: Top, Centered or Bottom alignment.
  • Transparency: Set the level of transparency by entering a value or by dragging the slider. At 100% the background will be completely transparent.

More.../Less

More.../Less... contains the following styles:

  • Text: To set the text color click Font color. To set the font type click Font .
  • Caption Font: To set the caption font type click Font.
  • Active Caption: To set the background color for the active caption click Caption color. To set the text color click Font color.
  • Inactive Caption: To set the background color for the inactive caption click Caption color. To set the text color click Font color.
  • Use Border: Mark this check box in order to use a border around the sheet object. Click Caption color to set the color of the border.
  • Border Width: Specify the width of the border in the input field, or drag the slider to the desired width. The width is specified in pixels.
  • Rounded Corners: Click Settings to open the Rounded Corners popup.
    Note:

    Rounded Corners is only available if you have selected Advanced Styling Mode in Document Properties: General.

    • Rounded Corners Popup: Select Fixed or Relative roundness of the corners, and which corners to be affected. Also select Squareness by entering a value.

Calendar Properties: Caption

This section describes the Caption properties for Calendar

  • 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 Function 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.

  • Caption Alignment: Can be Left, Centered, or Right.

  • 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.

  • Caption Alignment: Can be Top, Centered, or Bottom.

Icon caption

Icon caption has one property, More.../Less..., which contains several options that will be outlined in this section.

  • Menu: Opens the object menu.
  • Clear: Clears all the current selections in the active sheet object.
  • Print:  Opens the selected sheet object(s) in tabular format in another browser window. Some clients may not handle this setting!
  • Copy Data: 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!
  • Allow Minimize: 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.
  • 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 Minimize: 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.
  • Help Text: 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 Function to open the Edit Expression dialog.
    It is possible to 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.
  • Fast Type Change: Here you can enable toggling between chart types. Not available for all objects. Click Settings to open the popup.
  • Fast Type Settings Popup: Check the boxes for the chart types you want to toggle between using fast type change.

Calendar Properties: Options

Options

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 Function 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.
  • More.../Less...: The following options are available:
    • Owner: Domain and User Id of the owner.
    • Share Object: Enable to share objects with other users. Enabling this selection will enable the settings below.
    • Share with: Choose either Share with everyone or Share by username.
    • Users (Domain\UserID): If Share by username is chosen a list with added users will be shown.

      To add users click Add, a row is added, highlight the row to unlock it and edit the user information. To remove users click Remove after each user to be removed.