KPI properties

You open the properties panel for a visualization by clicking EditEdit in the toolbar and clicking the visualization that you want to edit.

If the properties panel is hidden, click open right panel in the lower right-hand corner to open it.

Note: If the visualization has Linked Object in the upper right-hand corner, the visualization is linked to a master item. You cannot edit a linked visualization, but you can edit the master item. You can also unlink the visualization to make it editable.
Note: Some of the settings in the properties panel are only available under certain circumstances, for example, when you use more than one dimension or measure, or when you select an option that makes other options available.

Data

Click Add to add a measure.

Measures

On the Data tab, under Measures, click Add to open a list of available measures. Select the measure that you want to add to the visualization. If you select a field, you are automatically presented with some common aggregation functions that you can choose between for the measure. Pie charts require a measure for Angle, but optionally a measure can be added for Radius, which determines the radius of each slice of the pie chart.

If no measure is available, you need to create one. You can enter the expression directly in the text box, or click Expression to create a measure in the expression editor.

To be able to edit a measure that is linked to a master item, you must first unlink the measure.

If Add measure is dimmed, you cannot add more measures.

The following properties are available for measures:

  • <Measure name>:
    • Expression: Click 3 to open the expression editor. The existing expression is displayed by default.
    • Label: Enter a label for the measure. Measures not saved in Master items are by default displayed with the expression as label.
    • Measure: Only displayed for master items. To be able to edit a measure that is linked to a master item, you must first unlink the measure.
    • Number formatting: Different options for formatting the measure values. If you want to change the number format at app level, and not just for a single measure, it is better to do that in the regional settings, that is, in the SET statements at the beginning of the script in the data load editor.

      The following number formats are available:

      • Auto: Qlik Sense automatically sets a number formatting based on the source data.

        To represent numeric abbreviations, the international SI units are used, such as k (thousand), M (million), and G (billion).

      • Number: By default, the formatting is set to Simple, and you can select the formatting from the options in the drop-down list. Click the button to change to Custom formatting, and use the Format pattern box to change the format pattern.

        Examples:  

        • # ##0 describes the number as an integer with a thousands separator. In this example " " is used as a thousands separator.
        • ###0 describes the number as an integer without a thousands separator.
        • 0000 describes the number as an integer with at least four digits. For example, the number 123 will be shown as 0123.
        • 0.000 describes the number with three decimals. In this example "." is used as a decimal separator.

        If you add the percent sign (%) to the format pattern, the measure values are automatically multiplied by 100.

      • Money: By default, the format pattern used for money is the same as set up in the operating system. Use the Format pattern box to change the format pattern.
      • Date: By default, the formatting is set to Simple, and you can select the formatting from the options in the drop-down list. Click the button to change to Custom formatting, and use the Format pattern box to change the format pattern.
      • Duration: By default, the format pattern used for duration is the same as set up in the operating system. Duration can be formatted as days, or as a combination of days, hours, minutes, seconds and fractions of seconds. Use the Format pattern box to change the format pattern.
      • Custom: By default, the format pattern used for custom is the same as set up in the operating system. Use the Format pattern boxes to change the format pattern.
        • Decimal separator: Set the decimal separator.
        • Thousands separator: Set the thousands separator.
        • Format pattern: Set the number format pattern.
        • Reset pattern: Click to reset to default pattern.
      • Measure expression: The format pattern is determined by the measure expression. Use this option to display custom number formatting for a measure in a visualization.

Add-ons

  • Data handlingCalculation condition: Specify an expression in this text field to set a condition that needs to be fulfilled (true) for the object to be displayed. The value may be entered as a calculated formula. For example: count(distinct Team)<3. If the condition is not fulfilled, the message or expression entered in Displayed message is displayed.

    A calculation condition is useful when a chart or table is very big and makes the visualization slow to respond. A calculation condition can then help so that for example an object does not show until the user has filtered the data to a more manageable level by applying selections.

Appearance

General

  • Show titles: Select to enable or disable titles, subtitles, and footnotes in the chart.

    Enter Title, Subtitle, and Footnote. By default, the string is interpreted as a text string. However, you can also use the text field for an expression, or a combination of text and expression. An equals sign (=), at the beginning of a string shows that it contains an expression.

    Click Expression if you want to create an expression by using the expression editor.

    Example:  

    Assume that the following string is used, including quotation marks: 'Sales: ' & Sum(Sales).

    By default, the string is interpreted as a text string and is displayed as presented in the example. But if you begin the string with an equals sign: (='Sales: ' & Sum(Sales)), the string is interpreted as an expression instead. The output is then Sales: <value of expression>, where <value of expression> is the calculated value.

  • Show details: Set to Show if you want to allow users to be able to choose to view details, such as descriptions, measures, and dimensions.

Alternate states

  • State: Set the state to apply to the visualization. You can select:

    • Any alternate state defined in Master items.
    • <inherited>, in which case the state defined for the sheet is used.
    • <default state>, which represents the state where no alternate state is applied.

    For more information about alternate states, see Using alternate states for comparative analysis.

Presentation

  • Show title: On by default. When selected, the measure title is displayed above the KPI value.
  • Alignment: Set the alignment of the KPI value and the title.
  • Font size: Set the relative font size of the measure value. When the chart is resized, the font size is adjusted to fit the chart.
  • Link to sheet: Off by default. When turned On, you can link from the KPI to any sheet in the app. Select the sheet in the list. You can also select if the linked sheet opens in a new tab.

Colors

  • Conditional colors: When used, you can add range limits and use different colors and symbols for the different sections.
  • Add limit: Use the slider to set the limit. You can add several sections. Click the section to change color.

    You can use an expression as a limit. Click 3 if you want to create an expression.

  • Gradient: Select to use different shades of colors in the transition between the sections.
  • Remove limit Delete: Click to remove the selected limit. If no limit is selected, the most recently added limit is removed.

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