QlikView - Text Object


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QlikView text Object is used to show some descriptive information about the QlikView report being displayed. It can also show calculations based on certain expressions. It is mainly used for displaying nicely formatted information using colors and different font types in a box separately from the other Sheet Objects.

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 press "Control+R" to load the data into the 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 Table Box

For the above data, let us create a Table Box , which will show the data in a tabular form. Go to the menu Layout → New Sheet Object → Table Box and choose the column as shown below.

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Click Apply and then OK to finish creating the Table box. The following screen appears.

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Creating Text Object

For the above data, let us create a Text Object. Go to the menu Layout → New Sheet Object → Text Object as shown below.

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Creating Text Object Expression

On the text box created above, right click and choose properties. Then enter the content to be displayed on the Text Object in the Text box under the General tab as shown below.

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Choosing the Background Color

The background color of the Text Object can be set using the background option in the General tab.

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The Text Object

The final Text Object is shown below. If we click on some Product Line to filter it, then the content in the Text Object changes accordingly to reflect the new values.

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