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QlikView App: Show and Hide Windows Dynamically

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May 29, 2013 6:21:57 PM

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May 29, 2013 6:21:57 PM


This QlikView shows how you can have charts that can be expanded or shrunk (or at least appear to expand and shrink) on button clicks - without using macro code or the native Maximize function.

This allows a simple and manageable way to create dynamic views on a single tab.  The same technique can be applied to showing or hiding multiple objects at the same time.

The QlikView was originally written as a response to the following QlikCommunity thread:

Steve Dark

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Hi there,

What you have in those screenshots look fine.  In both cases you will need to have corresponding buttons and charts that are the inverse of the ones you have (ie. set value to ='' and show when vShowChart = 'A').

If you are creating this from scratch you will need to ensure the variable exists.  Either under Settings / Variables or by adding vShowChart = ''; into your load scripts.

If you are still struggling you could upload your app (with data removed or obfuscated) and I could take a look.

For more show/hide ideas you could also look at QlikView App: At The Qlik Of A Button

There is a link to a blog post here with further instructions on how to implement these things.


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very nice approach

there are  4 chars....  replica of each but little expand

variables help to show  chart 3 and four

is it?

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Hi Tahir,

Glad you like the app.  You are correct about the way it is functioning.

My preference is always to try and reduce duplication, but it is impossible to change properties for a chart (such as size, location and font size) using Actions (though it could be done with a macro.  For this reason there are multiple copies of the charts, with show conditions based on variable values.

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