QlikView - Straight Tables


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Straight Tables are most widely used sheet object to display data in QlikView. They are very simple yet powerful with features like column rearrangement, sorting and coloring the background etc.

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 the 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. The following screen appears.

1_File_wizard

Click "OK" and press "Control+R" to load the data into the QlikView's memory

Create Table Box

Next, we create a new sheet Object of type Table Box. We follow the menu as shown below.

3_straight_table_menu

Select the Columns

QlikView prompts for the columns to be chosen which will be displayed in the final Table Box. We choose all the columns and use the Promote or Demote option to set the order of the columns.

4_straight_table_choose_fields

Select Display Style

Next, we choose the style tab to give specific background colors to the display data. The current style option lists many pre-built styles. We choose Pyjama Red with Stripes every two rows.

6_straight_table_pyjama

Column Re-ordering

We can reorder the positions of the columns by pressing and holding the mouse button at the column headers and then dragging it to the desired position.

7_straight_table_pyjama_reorder

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