show method

This API is reliable and breaking changes are unlikely.


Shows the visualization in an HTML element.

Version history

Introduced 2.2
Updated 3.0


The element that is provided as a parameter to the show method must have CSS property position set to relative and must not have any padding.

If these rules are not followed, the visualization object may not calculate its width and height correctly and you may not be able to scroll and navigate after toggling data view.

Proposed action  

Wrap the element with another element. The wrapper can then be styled without any limitations.


Name Type Description
element Element | String

Optional. HTML element or HTML element ID.

options Object


Name Type Description
noInteraction Boolean Set to true if you want to disable all interaction, including selections, in the visualization.
noSelections Boolean Set to true if you want to disable selections in the visualization.

Parameter introduced in version 3.0.


var app = qlik.openApp('c31e2aba-3b46-4b13-8b87-c5c2514dea1d');

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