QlikView - List Box


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A list box represents the list of all the values of a specific field. Selecting a value in list box highlights the related values in other sheet objects. This helps in faster visual analysis. It is also very useful to follow a drill down path among various sheet objects. It also has a search feature, which allows to search for specific values in the list box which is very helpful for a very long list of values.

Input Data

Let us consider the following input data, which represents the sales figure of different product lines and product categories.

Product_Line,Product_category,Value
Sporting Goods,Outdoor Recreation,5642
Food, Beverages & Tobacco,2514
Apparel & Accessories,Clothing,2365
Apparel & Accessories,Costumes & Accessories,4487
Sporting Goods,Athletics,812
Health & Beauty,Personal Care,6912
Arts & Entertainment,Hobbies & Creative Arts,5201
Arts & Entertainment,Paintings,8451
Arts & Entertainment,Musical Instruments,1245
Hardware,Tool Accessories,456
Home & Garden,Bathroom Accessories,241
Food,Drinks,1247
Home & Garden,Lawn & Garden,5462
Office Supplies,Presentation Supplies,577
Hardware,Blocks,548
Baby & Toddler,Diapering,1247
Baby & Toddler,Toys,257
Home & Garden,Pipes,1241
Office Supplies,Display Board,2177

Load Script

The above data is loaded to QlikView memory by using the script editor. Open the Script editor from the File menu or press Control+E. Choose the Table Files option from the Data from Files tab and browse for the file containing the above data. Edit the load script to add the following code. Click OK and click Control+R to load the data into QlikView's memory.

LOAD Product_Line, 
     Product_category, 
     Value
FROM
[C:\Qlikview\data\product_sales.csv]
(txt, codepage is 1252, embedded labels, delimiter is ',', msq);

Creating List Box

Creation of List Box involves navigating through menu Layout → New Sheet Object → List Box. The following screen shows these steps.

 list_box_creation

Next, we choose Product category as the field on which we build the list box.

list_box_properies

List Box Data

Finishing the above steps brings the following screen, which shows the values of Product category as a list box.

list_box_data

Search Option in List Box

When the List Box contains very large number of values, it is difficult to scroll down and look for it. So the search box at the top of the list box can be used to type the search string. The relevant values appear as soon as the first letter is typed.

list_box_search

List Box and Association

Other Sheet Objects automatically get associated with the List Box and the association is easily observed by selecting values form the list box.

list_box_association

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