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Multi Box - AJAX/Webview

The multi box is a sheet object that shows several fields simultaneously.

For each field in the multi box, you will also find a selection indicator: a small beacon that will give you information on the content of the multi box. A green selection indicator shows that there are selected values, a white that there are optional values, and a gray that there are no possible values in the drop-down list.

Multi Box: 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:

Multi Box: 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.

Clear All Selections

Clears all the current selections in the active sheet object. Clicking on the Eraser icon in the object caption (if shown) produces the same result.

Lock All Selections

Locks the selected value(s) in the active sheet object. (Unavailable if no selections have been made).

Unlock All Selections

Unlocks the locked value(s) in the active sheet object. (Appears instead of Lock if selections have been locked).

Copy

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.

Delete

Removes the selected object from the sheet.

Multi Box 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

To add an item click Add. Select a field in the drop-down. The Move icon moves the items in the list. The Remove icon removes items from the list. The object will contain the values of the selected field.

For more information click the More... button.

Label

Enter the label name. The value may be entered as a calculated formula. Click Function to open the Edit Expression dialog.

Representation

This section describes options in Representation.

Text

When selecting this option, the field values will always be interpreted and displayed as text.

Image

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 QlikView 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 Engine to open the Image Settings popup.

  • Image Settings Popup:
    • Image Stretch:
      • 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.
      • 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.

Search Mode

Here you may determine the default search mode, Wildcard, Fuzzy, Normal and Associative, to be used in any text search.

Information note

Associative is available as a search mode for list boxes only.

Include Excluded Values in Search

The drop-down list lets you choose between Yes, No or <use default> which applies the default setting as specified under User Preferences, General.

Dropdown Select Settings

Click Engine to open the popup.

  • Dropdown Select Settings Popup:
    • Ignore Null: NULL-values are not considered for the sake of displaying possible values of a specific field.
    • Hide Excluded: Toggles whether the excluded values of the field should be shown or not. Excluded values become unselectable as well.
    • Show Frequency: 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.
      In Percent
      Toggles the status for whether the frequency should be shown in absolute numbers or as percentages of the total number of entries.
    • 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.
    • Read Only: Checking this option will prevent making selections in the sheet object. However, it will still reflect selections made elsewhere in the document.
    • Dropdown Select Alignment: Click Engine to open the popup.
      • Dropdown Select Alignment Popup:
        • Number Align: Here you set the alignment of numeric field values in the list box.
        • Text Align: Here you set the alignment of text field values in the list box.
        • Rows and Columns: Click to open the popup.
          • Rows and Colums Popup: This section outlines the Rows and Columns Popup elements.
            • Single Column: With this option checked, the list box field values will always be presented in a single column.
            • Show Horizontal Scrollbar: Check this box to display the horizontal scroll bar.
            • Multiple Columns: With this option checked, the list box field values will be presented in a two or more columns.
            • Multiline Cells: If this option is checked, the text will be displayed in two or more rows.
              • Specify the number of rows to display in the input box, or drag the slider to the desired number.
            • Order by Column: In sheet objects with more than one column, values are displayed row-wise in the sort order specified. The Order by Column option switches to column-wise display.
            • Cell Border: The field values will be separated by horizontal lines, resembling the rows of a table. Cell Border is automatically activated when the Wrap Textoption is checked, but may be consequentiality deactivated.

Sort

Sets the sort order of the values in the sheet object. Some sort options may not be available for all sheet objects.
If more than one sort order is specified, the sort order will be state, expression, frequency, numeric, text, load order. State refers to the logical state (selected, optional, or excluded).

Primary Sort

Y-Value: Sets whether the dimension values should be sorted according to the numeric value of the y-axis. This option is not available for calculated dimensions. Frequency: Sorts the field values by frequency (number of concurrences in the table).Numeric Value: Sorts the field values by their numeric values.Text: Sorts the field values in alphabetical order.Load Order: Sorts the field values by the initial load order.

Secondary Sort

Frequency: Sorts the field values by frequency (number of concurrences in the table).
Numeric Value: Sorts the field values by their numeric values.
Text: Sorts the field values in alphabetical order.
Load Order: Sorts the field values by the initial load order.

Sort by Expression

Sorts the field values according to the expression entered. The value may be entered as a calculated formula. Click Function to open the Edit Expression dialog.

Keep Selected on Top

Enable this to keep the selected values on top.

Number Format

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 Settings: Select to override the default settings for the active object.
  • Number Format: 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.

    Information noteOnly 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.

Multi Box Properties: Presentation

Style

Choose between the styles Borders and Light.

Text Align

Here you set the alignment of text field values in the list box.

Number Align

Here you set the alignment of numeric field values in the list box.

Sort by Applicability

Sorts the fields in the multi box according to whether they contain possible field values or not. Fields lacking possible field values are dynamically moved down if this check box is marked.

Grid Style

Mark the check box if you want the grid style appearance for the multi box.

Information noteThis option is not applicable in AJAX/WebView.

Limit Drop-down to

By marking this check box you can limit the length of opened drop-down list boxes in the multi box. Enter the maximum number of values to be shown in the edit box, or use the slider to set the desired value.

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

  • 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...

This section describes Style options in More.../Less....

Text

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.

Information 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
    • Select Fixed or Relative roundness of the corners, and which corners to be affected. Select Squareness by entering a value.
  • Scroll Bar 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. This control affects both the width and the relative size of the scroll bar symbols.

Multi Box Properties: Caption

Caption

  • 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.

More.../Less...

This section describes Icon in Caption and its properties. Icon in Caption exists inside More.../Less...

  • 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.

Multi Box 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.

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