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 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:

Properties...

Opens the Properties dialog for the active sheet object.

Notes

Allows creating and sharing notes about the current object.

See: Notes and Comments

Clear All Selections

Clears all the current selections in the active sheet object. Clicking on the 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 . Select a field in the drop-down. The icon moves the items in the list. The icon removes items from the list. The object will contain the values of the selected field.
For more information click the More... button.

Field

Select a field in the drop-down.

Label

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

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 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 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.

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 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 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 Columns Popup

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 Text

option 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 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 SettingsSelect to override the default settings for the active object.Number FormatChoose 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 PatternThe 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. PrecisionThe number of digits that will be displayed. DecimalsSets the number of decimals included. Decimals SeparatorSets the symbol for decimal separators. Thousand SeparatorSets the symbol for thousand separators. In PercentShows formatting in percentage instead of absolute numbers. The setting is only available for

Number

,

Integer

and

Fixed to

. PreviewShows a preview of the number format specified above.

Multi Box Properties: Presentation

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.
Note: This 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 to choose the color.
Background Image

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

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Style

Text To set the font type click .
Caption Font

To set the caption font type click .

Active Caption To to set the background color for the active caption click . To set the text color click .
Inactive Caption To to set the background color for the inactive caption click . To set the text color click .
Use Border Mark this check box in order to use a border around the sheet object. Click 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 to open the Rounded Corners popup.
Note:

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

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 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 Left/Centered/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 Top/Centered/Bottom
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Icons in Caption

Some options may not be available for all objects.

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 Maximize

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 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 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 visible when the condition returns true. 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.
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Options

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

 

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