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Right-to-left reading order in Qlik Sense

Reading orders specify the direction of the characters in strings of text and numbers.

The default reading order in a Qlik Sense app is left to right. You can change the reading order to right-to-left in your app preferences, for example, if your data or labels are in a right-to-left language such as Arabic or Hebrew.

Note: Right-to-left reading order is not currently supported in Qlik Sense Cloud.

The reading order affects the whole app and the reading order can only be changed in an unpublished app.

When the right-to-left reading order is turned on from app options it affects the app in the following ways:

  • The visualizations are displayed from right to left.

  • User-provided text, such as sheet titles, will always be right aligned, regardless of the language of the provided text.

  • The reading order of the text is determined by the first strongly directional character in the string:

    • A string that starts with a strongly right-to-left character, will be displayed from right to left.
    • A string that starts with a strongly left-to-right character will be displayed from left to right.

  • The main toolbar and the edit panels are not affected by this setting. For these, the language depends on the language setting of the web browserQlik Sense is running in. For more information, see Changing language in Qlik Sense.

A bar chart with the right-to-left reading order turned on.

Bar chart with right-to-left reading order.

Note: The right-to-left reading order does not change the reading order of the radial gauge visualization because radial gauges are always viewed left to right.

Activating right-to-left reading order

Do the following:

  1. In an unpublished app, click and then click V to open app options
  2. Under Appearance > Right-to-left, select On or Off.
Note: If a visualization is shared using Qlik Sense Charts, changing the reading order in the app will also affect the reading order in the shared chart. For more information, see The reading order is incorrect in my shared chart.

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