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cfountain72
New Contributor III

Selection Box

Hi,

Is there a way to show the Dimension Label instead of the Field in the Selection box(es)? Field Names are rarely very user-friendly, and I assumed that the Label would be used instead...

Thanks,

Chris

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MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

Re: Selection Box

I'm not sure if there is a way to adjust the selection-box in Sense but IMO you should use user-friendly fieldnames. This might be applied with a mapping as the last scripting-step in the dashboard-application so that all the development on the datamodels could be done with the origin fieldnames.

- Marcus

cfountain72
New Contributor III

Re: Selection Box

Thanks Marcus.
That's fair enough, but shouldn't the Labels that you create (and show up on the charts and filter headers), also appear in the Selection boxes? I know you're not a Qlik employee; just trying to understand if there's some underlying logic for that design decision that I'm not seeing.
Thanks again,
Chris
MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

Re: Selection Box

There are challenges in showing labels vs fieldnames.  Under the covers the selection is always against fieldname.  What if a master Dimension is created with two different labels.  And the user makes selections against both?  And clears one? What should be shown, what should be cleared?

It's been a question with QlikView as well. As Marcus suggested, we seem to have landed with the best practice of naming fields with business names whenever possible.  

-Rob

cfountain72
New Contributor III

Re: Selection Box

Ok, thanks...we'll keep that in mind going forward.
MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

Re: Selection Box

I'm not sure if there was really a design-decision about it because it's a very old feature of QlikView and I think it wasn't really touched since them. The goal of it is to show the selections which are made in the fields - and each field is unique in the whole application but you could use it multiple times in multiple sheets  and each one with a different label - which one should be displayed?

- Marcus