How to draw circles in QlikView

    Often we need to use circles or some other symbols as indicators of something bad or good. Sometimes, we need create a Help button.


    In these cases developers usually use images, but what do you think is it image?

    Or these indicators for example?

    The answer is No. They are just the text objects.


    How to do it.


    First of all you need to enable Advanced Styling Mode in Document Properties.

    To draw a circle you need to create a text object and modify some options here

    Go to Properties\Layout

    Make sure that all Rounded Corners are selected

    Squareness should be equal 2

    In Corner Radius Relative % = 100 selected

    As result you will have something like this circle



    If you would like to create  ‘Help button’

    You need:

    • add ‘?’ as text,
    • change the font size and color,
    • change background to two color gradient and select colors
    • add green border with border style ‘Raised’.
    • resize your text object


    To create indicators like this

    you need to make background transparent, but set up the Border Width to 2 pt.


    So, finally you can switch the indicator from green to red with the following expression for Border Color



    Let's play a bit more with Rounded Corners settings





    Unfortunately I haven't found how to create triangle with only one object.

    Let me know if you know how to do it.



    Unfortunately in web-view and AJAX it's remain squares, except small ones.

    To be honest they are squares as well, but so small that look like circle.


    Another way to draw circle is idea  Jaime Aguilar

    -as an alternative you can use chr(9679) for colored circles or chr(9675) for blank circles.


    Thanks for that. I've found a  to draw triangle.


    =chr(9650) & chr(9651) & chr(9660) & chr(9661)

    Moreover I can draw a star!

    =chr(9733) and =chr(9734)

    Only one note - unfortunately you can't resize it as you want. Only make it bigger or smaller with the font size.