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.
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
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);
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.
Click Apply and then OK to finish creating the Table box. The following screen appears.
For the above data, let us create a Text Object. Go to the menu Layout → New Sheet Object → Text Object as shown below.
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.
The background color of the Text Object can be set using the background option in the General tab.
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.