Creating a visualization using a custom object

You can enhance your apps with custom-objects. Custom objects that are available are:

You can find custom objects in the assets panel under Extension Custom objects when you are editing a sheet.

You can build your own visualization extensions and widgets in the Dev Hub.

Adding a custom object to the sheet

You start creating a visualization by dragging a visualization extension or a widget onto a sheet.

Do the following:

  1. Click in the toolbar.

  2. Click Extension in the panel on the left-hand side to expand custom objects.
  3. Drag a visualization extension or a widget onto the sheet.

    You can drop it in an empty location on the sheet, split the area of an existing visualization into two, or replace an existing visualization.

    Tip: If you double-click a custom object, it is added to the sheet immediately.
  4. Change the required settings for the custom object in the properties panel. The required settings are defined by the extension developer, this can be dimensions, measures, or other settings.

You now have a complete visualization that you can start using while exploring the data in the app.

Limitations of extension bundles supplied by Qlik

When you use extensions from an extension bundle supplied by Qlik there are some limitations compared to built-in visualizations, such as bar charts. The following limitations are valid for all extensions from an extension bundle:

  • The user interface of the visualization is not localized to the language that Qlik Sense is using.
  • Right-to-left reading order is not currently supported.
  • Accessibility features are not currently supported.
  • It is not possible to edit visualization extensions from an extension bundle supplied by Qlik with Dev Hub.

The following tables show which additional features are supported, or not supported, for all bundled extensions. Some capabilities are generally supported (Y), with some exceptions (N), as described in the capability support tables. In some cases the capability is not applicable to an extension (N/A)

  • Printing

    Printing a visualization made in an extension.

  • Qlik NPrinting

    There is an On-Demand reporting extension. However, visualizations made in some extensions cannot be used in Qlik NPrinting reports.

  • Export

    Exporting to image, PDF, or Excel.

  • Storytelling

    Using a snapshot of a visualization created with an extension in a story.

  • Alternate states
  • Qlik Sense Mobile offline
  • Qlik Sense Mobile
Dashboard bundle capability support
Extension Printing Qlik NPrinting Export Storytelling Alternate states Qlik Sense Mobile offline Qlik Sense Mobile
Buttons for navigation N/A N/A N/A N/A Y Y Y
Date picker N/A N/A N/A N/A Y Y Y
On-demand reporting N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Y
Show/hide container N N N N N Y Y
Tabbed container N N Y N N Y Y
Variable input N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Y Y
Share button N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Y Y
Visualization bundle capability support
Extension Printing Qlik NPrinting Export Storytelling Alternate states Qlik Sense Mobile offline Qlik Sense Mobile
Bar & area Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Bullet Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Funnel Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Heatmap Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Multi KPI Y N Y Y Y Y Y
Network Y N Y Y Y Y Y
P&L pivot Y N/A Y Y Y Y Y
Radar Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Sankey Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Trellis container N N N N N Y Y
Wordcloud Y N Y Y Y Y Y

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