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Scatter plot properties

These are the properties used by Qlik Sense scatter plots.

Properties

showTitles

Type: Boolean

Show title for the visualization.

Default: true.

showDetails

Type: Boolean

Sets if visualization details should be shown.

Default: false

title

Type: String | qStringExpression

Visualization title shown if "showTitles": true.

subtitle

Type: String | qStringExpression

Visualization subtitle shown if "showTitles": true.

footnote

Type: String | qStringExpression

Visualization footnote shown if "showTitles": true.

disableNavMenu

Type: Boolean

Disables the hover menu in the visualization.

Default: false

showDisclaimer

Type: Boolean

Set to false to hide visualization disclaimers that appear at the bottom of the chart, such as limited data or the chart has negative values.

Default: true

qHyperCubeDef

Type: Object

The hypercube definition used by most visualizations.

A subset of the properties available in the qHyperCubeDef is presented here. For complete documentation of all available properties, see Engine API: HyperCubeDef.

Additional properties:

qDimensions

Type: Array

Description: Extends NxDimension, see Engine API: NxDimension.

  • qDef

    Type: Object

    Description: Extends NxInlineDimensionDef, see Engine API: NxInlineDimensionDef.

    qDef properties
    Name Type Description
    autoSort Boolean

    Set to automatically sort the dimension.

    Default: true

    cId String ID used by the client. Must be unique within the current chart.
    othersLabel StringExpressionContainer String expression container.
  • qAttributeDimensions

    Type: Array

    Description: Extends NxAttrDimDef, see Engine API: NxAttrDimDef.

    • id

      Type: String

      One of:

      • colorByAlternative: colors the chart using different dimensions. Can be used together with color.mode="byDimension" for attribute dimensions.
      • colorByExpression: used together with color.mode="byExpression".
  • qAttributeExpressions

    Type: Array

    Description: Extends NxAttrExprDef, see Engine API: NxAttrExprDef.

    • id

      Type: String

      Description: All qAttributeExpressions IDs are specifically for use with custom tooltips.

      • customTooltipExpression: An AttributeExpression with this ID sets the extra tooltip measure.
      • customTooltipTitle: An AttributeExpression with this ID sets the tooltip title.
      • customTooltipDescription: An AttributeExpression with this ID sets the tooltip description.
      • customTooltipImages: An AttributeExpression with this ID sets the tooltip image.

qMeasures

Type: Array

Description: Extends NxMeasure, see Engine API: NxMeasure.

Additional properties

  • qDef

    Type: Object

    Description: Extends NxInlineMeasureDef, see Engine API: NxInlineMeasureDef.

    qDef Properties
    Name Type Description
    autoSort Boolean

    Set to automatically sort the measure.

    Default: true

    cId String ID used by the client. Must be unique within the current chart.
    numFormatFromTemplate Boolean

    When enabled, the number format to use can be selected from multiple predefined formats based on the desired type: number or date.

    Default: true

    isCustomFormatted Boolean Set to true to toggle off the default client formatting.
    othersLabel StringExpressionContainer String expression container for labels.
  • qAttributeExpressions

    Type: Array

    Extends NxAttrExprDef, see Engine API: NxAttrExprDef.

    id

    Type: String

    One of:

    • colorByAlternative: colors the chart using different dimensions. Can be used together with color.mode="byDimension" for attribute dimensions.
    • colorByExpression: used together with color.mode="byExpression".

qLayoutExclude

Type: Object

customErrorMessage

Type: Object

Set to define custom error messages.

  • calcCondition

    Type: String

    Description: Deprecated. Use qCalcCondition.qMsg instead. Set to customize the calculation condition unfilled message.

tooltip

Type: Object

Description: Custom tooltip settings.

  • auto

    Type: Boolean

    Description: Determines if the custom tooltip is displayed or not.

    If set to false, custom tooltip is displayed. Default: true

  • data
  • hideBasic

    Type: Boolean

    Description: Hides all the basic tooltip content except the dimension and the custom tooltip content.

    If set to true, basic tooltip content is hidden. Default: false

  • imageComponents

    Type: Array

    Description: The imageComponents objects are used to define the images displayed by the custom tooltip.

    • type

      Type: String

      Description: Type of the image for the current selection. One of:

      • media library
      • url
    • size

      Type: String

      Description: Size of the image when it is displayed. One of:

      • small
      • medium
      • large
      • original

      The small, medium, and large settings yield fixed pixel sizes for the image container. Setting the value to original maintains the size unless it exceeds the limit of the tooltip max size. The image is scaled to fit the tooltip if it exceeds the limit.

    • ref

      Type: String, StringExpression, or MediaLibraryRef

      Description: The reference value of the image.

      • MediaLibraryRef

        Type: Object

        Description: Media Library Reference structure.

        • qStaticContentUrlDef

          Object

          Description: Media Library structure that is evaluated by the engine.

          • qUrl
          • Type: String

            Description: Media library path for the image in the app. Used only when type is set to media library.

refLine

Type: Object

Reference line settings for scatter charts. Can be set on X-axis and Y-axis separately.

refLinesX

Type: Array

refLinesX properties
Name Type Description
show Boolean

Set to true to display this reference line.

Default: true

label String Reference line label.
color Integer

Deprecated. Use paletteColor instead.

Color.

Default: 3

paletteColor Object

Color information structure. Holds the actual color and index in palette.

  • color:

    Type: String

    Description: Color as hex string (mandatory if index: -1)
  • index:

    Type: Integer

    Description: Index in palette. If a custom color, not in the palette, is being used, set index to -1.
refLineExpr String

Reference line expression settings.

  • label:

    Type: StringExpressionContainer

    Expression for the displayed value.
  • value:

    Type: ValueExpressionContainer

    Expression for the value used in the visualization.
  • cId:

    Type: String

    ID used by the client. Needs to be unique within the array of reference lines.

refLinesY

Type: Array

refLinesY properties
Name Type Description
show Boolean

Set to true to display this reference line.

Default: true

label String Reference line label.
color Integer

Deprecated. Use paletteColor instead.

Color.

Default: 3

paletteColor Object

Color information structure. Holds the actual color and index in palette.

  • color:

    Type: String

    Description: Color as hex string (mandatory if index: -1)
  • index:

    Type: Integer

    Description: Index in palette. If a custom color, not in the palette, is being used, set index to -1.
refLineExpr String

Reference line expression settings.

  • label:

    Type: StringExpressionContainer

    Expression for the displayed value.
  • value:

    Type: ValueExpressionContainer

    Expression for the value used in the visualization.
  • cId:

    Type: String

    ID used by the client. Needs to be unique within the array of reference lines.

dataPoint

Type: Object

Data point settings for scatter plots.

dataPoint object properties
Name Type Description
bubbleSizes Integer

Bubble size.

Min: 1, Max: 20, Default: 5

rangeBubbleSizes Array Bubble sizes. Represented as an array of two integers where the first index is the from-size, and the second is the to-size. From-size should always be smaller than the to-size.

labels

Type: Object

Label settings.

Additional properties:

mode

Type: Integer

Set to display labels. Can be one of:

  • 0: show labels
  • 1: auto
  • 2: hide labels

Default: 1

 

gridLine

Type: Object

Grid line settings.

gridLine properties
Name Type Description
auto Boolean

Set to use automatic grid line spacing.

Default: true

spacing Integer

Grid line spacing. Used only when "auto": false. One of:

  • 0: no lines
  • 1: wide
  • 2: medium
  • 3: narrow

Default: 2

compressionResolution

Type: Integer

Scatter plot resolution settings for compressed data.

Default: 5

color

Type: Object

Most color options for visualizations are set in the color object in the options. You activate custom coloring by setting "auto": false which turns off auto-coloring.

If "auto": true, no other properties need to be defined in the color object.

The following parameters can be set in the color object:

auto

Type: Boolean

Set to use automatic coloring.

When "auto": true, color settings are based on the visualization used and the number of dimensions and measures, that is, the settings are not fixed, but are dependent on the data input.

Default: true

mode

Type: String

Sets the coloring mode for the visualization when auto-coloring has been switched off ("auto": false). Can be one of:

  • primary: a single color (by default blue) is used for all items in the chart. In visualizations that do not benefit from multiple colors (bar charts with one dimension and scatter plots), single color is the default setting.
  • byDimension: coloring is based upon the amount of dimension values. Details are set in the byDimensionDef property.

    Note: byDimension can only be used in conjunction with an attribute dimension on the dimension to color by, as shown in the example below.
    { "qDef": { "qFieldDefs": [ "NetScoreName" ] }, "qAttributeDimensions": [ { "qDef": "NetScoreName", "id": "colorByAlternative", "label": "Year" } ] }
  • byExpression: coloring is based on an expression, which in most cases is a color code. Details are set in the expressionIsColor, expressionLabel and colorExpression properties.

  • byMeasure: coloring is based on the measure value. Details are set in the byMeasureDef property.
  • byMultiple: can be used when more than one measure is used. By default, 12 colors are used for the dimensions. The colors are reused when there are more than 12 dimension values.

useBaseColors

Type: String

Only applicable when "mode": "primary" or "mode": "byMultiple" has been defined.

Use colors encoded in master items. Should only be defined when a master dimension or master measure used in the visualization has a color assigned to it.

One of:

  • off
  • measure: use colors encoded in master measure.
  • dimension: use colors encoded in master dimension.

Default: off

singleColor

Type: Integer

Deprecated. Use paletteColor instead.

Set to use single color.

Default: 3

paletteColor

Type: Object

The paletteColor object is used to define the color when you color by single color ("mode": "primary"). It has the following properties:

paletteColor properties
Name Type Description
index Integer

Index in the palette.

The default Qlik Sense color palette:

  • -1: set to use custom color that is not in the palette.
  • 0: No color
  • 1: White, HEX: #ffffff
  • 2: Light green, HEX: #46c646
  • 3: Green, HEX: #276e27
  • 4: Light blue, HEX: #b6d7ea
  • 5: Blue, HEX: #7db8da
  • 6: Dark blue, HEX: #4477aa
  • 7: Purple, HEX: #8e477d
  • 8: Yellow, HEX: #ffcf02
  • 9: Orange, HEX: #f8981d
  • 10: Red, HEX: #f93f17
  • 11: Brown, HEX: #633d0c
  • 12: Light gray, HEX: #b0afae
  • 13: Gray, HEX: #7b7a78
  • 14: Dark gray, HEX: #545352
  • 15: Black, HEX: #000000

Default: 6

color String

Color as HEX string.

Mandatory if "index": "-1".

persistent

Type: Boolean

Set to true to use persistent colors on data points between selection states. Only applicable when using one dimension and when "mode": "byDimension" or when "mode": "byMultiple".

Default: false

expressionIsColor

Type: Boolean

Set to true to define whether the result of the expression is a valid CSS3 color.

Only applicable when "mode": "byExpression".

Default: true

expressionLabel

Type: String

Defines the label on tool tips when using a coloring expression. Only applicable when "mode": "byExpression" and only used if "expressionIsColor": false

colorExpression

Type: Value Expression Container

Sets the color expression to be used when "mode": "byExpression" is defined.

Supported formats:

  • RGB
  • ARGB
  • HSL

Example:  

"colorExpression": "=if(sum(Sales)<avg(Total aggr(sum(Sales),Product)),rgb(255,0,0),RGB(0,255,0))"

measureScheme

Type: String

Color scheme when "mode": "byMeasure". Can be one of:

  • sg: (sequential gradient) the transition between the different color groups is made using different shades of colors. High measure values have darker hues
  • sc: (sequential classes) the transition between the different color groups is made using distinctly different colors.
  • dg: (diverging gradient) used when working with data that is ordered from low to high, for instance, to show the relationship between different areas on a map. Low and high values have dark colors, mid-range colors are light.
  • dc: (diverging classes) can be seen as two sequential classes combined, with the mid-range shared. The two extremes, high and low, are emphasized with dark colors with contrasting hues, and the mid-range critical values are emphasized with light colors.

Default: sg

useMeasureGradient

Type: Boolean

Set to true if you want to apply the colors defined for library measures when used. Only applicable if "mode": "byMeasure".

Default: true

dimensionScheme

Type: String

Color scheme when "mode": "byDimension" or "mode": "byMultiple". Can be one of:

  • 12: 12 colors where all can be distinguished by people with vision deficiency.
  • 100: 100 colors where not all can be distinguished by people with vision deficiency

Default: 12

useDimColVal

Type: Boolean

Set to true if you want to apply the colors defined for library dimensions when used. Only applicable if "mode": "byDimension".

Default: true

reverseScheme

Type: Boolean

Set to true to reverse the color scheme.

autoMinMax

Type: Boolean

Set to false to define custom color range. Custom color range is only applicable when coloring is by measure ("mode": "byMeasure") or by expression ("mode": "byExpression").

When coloring is by expression, "expressionIsColor": "false" must be set for custom color range to work.

Default: true

measureMin

Type: Value Expression Container

Set the min value for the color range.

Only applicable if autoMinMax: false. Can be used in conjunction with measureMax or by its own.

measureMax

Type: Value Expression Container

Set the max value for the color range.

Only applicable if autoMinMax: false. Can be used in conjunction with measureMin or by its own.

legend

Type: Object

Legend settings.

Type: Object

Legend settings.

legend properties
Name Type Description
show Boolean

Set to show the legend.

Default: true

dock String

Sets the legend position. Can be one of:

  • auto
  • right
  • left
  • bottom
  • top

Default: auto

showTitle Boolean

Show the legend title.

Default: true

xAxis

Type: Object

X axis settings.

xAxis properties
Name Type Description
show String

Set to display the labels and titles. Can be one of:

  • all
  • labels
  • title
  • none

Default: all

dock String

Sets the axis docking position. Can be one of:

  • near
  • far

Default: near

spacing Number

Set the axis scale:

Default: 1

autoMinMax Boolean

Set to use automatic min/max for measure color.

Default: true

minMax String

Set custom max/min. Can be one of:

  • min
  • max
  • minMax

Default: min

min ValueExpressionContainer Set the min value for the range.
max ValueExpressionContainer Set the max value for the range.

yAxis

Type: Object

Y axis settings.

yAxis properties
Name Type Description
show String

Set to display the labels and titles. Can be one of:

  • all
  • labels
  • title
  • none

Default: all

dock String

Sets the axis docking position. Can be one of:

  • near
  • far

Default: near

spacing Number

Set the axis scale:

Default: 1

autoMinMax Boolean

Set to use automatic min/max for measure color.

Default: true

minMax String

Set custom max/min. Can be one of:

  • min
  • max
  • minMax

Default: min

min ValueExpressionContainer Set the min value for the range.
max ValueExpressionContainer Set the max value for the range.

navigation

Type: Boolean

Set to true to display navigation UI.