In the current selections box, selections are listed by field name and field value. This tool displays the same information as the free-floating current selections window but it is positioned directly on the sheet like any other sheet object. The indicators are used for distinguishing between selected and locked values.
By a right-click on a current selections box the Current Selections Box: Object Menu) will be displayed. It can also be accessed from the Object menu, when the current selections box is the active object.
- Current Selections Box Properties: GeneralProperties
- Displayed Columns
- Use Column Labels
- FontFont styleSize
- Object Properties: FontApply to ObjectsDocument Properties: Font
- Document Properties: Font
- User Preferences: Font
- See: Color functions
- Use Borders
- SimplifiedStyling ModeDocument Properties: GeneralShadow IntensityBorder Width
- Rounded Corners
- Rounded CornersRounded CornersAdvancedStyling ModeDocument Properties: General
- Theme Maker...
- Theme Maker
- Apply Theme ...
- See: Layout Themes
- OptionsDocument Properties: LayoutSheet Properties: Security
- Object Properties
- Active ColorsInactive Colors
- Background ColorText ColorColor AreaBackground ColorsolidgradientColor AreaText ColorFixedCalculated
- See: Color functions
- Caption Alignment
- Special Icons
|Properties...||Opens the Current Selections Box Properties dialog where a number of parameters can be set.|
Allows creating and sharing notes about the current object.
See: Notes and Comments
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.
|Select Possible||All non-excluded values of the field are selected.|
|Select Excluded||All excluded values of the field are selected.|
|Select All||All values of the field are selected.|
|Clear||Clears all the current selections of the field.|
|Clear other fields||Clears the selections in all the other sheet objects, including selections in other fields of the current selections box, while maintaining selections in this specific field of the current selections box.|
|Lock||Locks the selected value(s) of the field.|
|Unlock||Unlocks the locked value(s) of the field.|
|Print...||Opens the Print dialog where print settings can be specified. All values of the current selections box are sent to the printer.|
|Print as PDF...||
Opens the Print dialog with the PDF-XChange 3.0 printer pre-selected. After pressing the Print button you will be prompted for a file name for the PDF output file. This command is only available if a PDF printer is available on the system.
|Send to Excel||Exports the text to Microsoft Excel, which is automatically launched if not already running. The text will appear in the cells of a new Excel worksheet. For this functionality to work Microsoft Excel 2007 or later must be installed on the computer.|
|Export...||Opens a dialog where you can export the contents in the current selections to a file of your choice. The file can be saved as any of the following formats: Comma Delimited, Semicolon Delimited, Tab Delimited, Hypertext (HTML), XML and Excel (xls or xlsx). The default format is *.qvo (QlikViewOutput), a tab separated file.|
|Copy to Clipboard||This cascade menu contains the various copy options for the sheet object.
Copies the data (selections) in the selected current selections box to the clipboard.
Copies the text value of the current selections box cell right-clicked upon (when invoking the Object menu) to the clipboard.
Copies an image of the current selections box 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.
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.
Opens a menu with the following commands for linked objects.
|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.|
The text to appear in the current selections box caption area. 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.
|Alternate State||Choose one of the available states in the list. The following Alternate States are always available.
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.
This is the state where most QlikView usage occurs and is represented by $. The QlikView document is always in the default state.
This is used for marco purposes. Every sheet object is assigned a unique ID. We recommend that you use alphanumeric characters only in the ID. For current selections boxes, the ID starts with CS01. Linked objects share the same object ID. You may edit this ID number later on.
|Status||Checking this box will add a Status column with indicator to the current selections box.|
|Values||Checking this box will add a Values column to the current selections box, listing selected field value.|
|Drop-down Select||Enable this setting to display a drop-down icon for each field in the current selections box, thus making it possible to modify selections within the object.|
|Clear Icons||If this check box is marked each field row in the current selections box will display a small clear icon. Clicking on the clear icon will clear selections in the field. No clear icon will be shown for locked fields.|
|If this check box is marked each field row in the current selections box will display a small lock or unlock icon. Clicking on the icon will lock or unlock selections in the field.|
|Fields||The label to be shown above the Fields column can be edited in the text box.|
|Status||The label to be shown above the Status column can be edited in the text box.|
|Values||The label to be shown above the Values column can be edited in the text box.|
|Label Background||Defines the background color of the label row.|
|Label Text Color||Defines the text color of the label row.|
|Text Color||Defines the text color of the display area.|
|Background...||Opens the Background Settings dialog.|
- The first default font (List Boxes, Charts, etc) is used for most objects, including list boxes and charts.
- 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.|
|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:
A solid unicolored border.
Border giving the impression of depressing the sheet object from the background.
Border giving the impression of raising the sheet object from the background.
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.|
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.
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.
|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.|
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.
|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.|
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.|
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.|
|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.|
|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.|
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.
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.