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Legend for Block Chart

I want to display a legend for a block chart - much like we do for a bar chart so the users can see easily what each block represents

Specifically for the second dimension - the text even after modifying it is not that legible and in small boxes it is not visible for obvious reasons

Is that possible?

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Re: Legend for Block Chart

No that is not possible for block chart!

aadilmadarveet
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Re: Legend for Block Chart

you will not be able to add legends to a block chart.. for the very simple reason that it is a block chart.

To overcome the problem you have..  limit the number of blocks shown on the chart.. like below..

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hope that helps...

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Re: Legend for Block Chart

Thanks for thh answer, i realize you are just stating the facts.  However the fact that it is so it is unacceptable to me and it should be to all Qlikview users.

There is nothing aout a block chart that says it can't have a legend. Newspapers like the WSJ routinely have block charts with legends. And while it is technically possible to limit the number of blocks, I may not want to do so to show all the data.

Qlikview should not dictate how we present the information but merely enable us to show it with the maximum flexibility. Qlikview competes with any other tools and I for one am still evaluating it, if another tool can provide those features then it may well win in my mind.

I do not know and I doubt that anyone at qlikview reads this, but they should as this is where they can find out what does not work n their tool

aadilmadarveet
Valued Contributor

Re: Legend for Block Chart

Well.. If you consider that this will be a good addition to the chart properties... then i would suggest you post the same under the IDEA section of the community and you mnight get some response...

also.. share your experiences on evaluating qlikview for your requirements...

thanks

alexpanjhc
Valued Contributor

Re: Legend for Block Chart

someone please help me to understand why there is no legend for block chart?whats the reason behind it?

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Re: Legend for Block Chart

I agree with you, it is likely an omission that hopefully they will fix. FDor what is worth I requested the improvement, but who knows if and when.

Logically every chart should ahve the option for a legend

as a sample of block charts with legends, I am addinglinsk to some good ones from newspapers, so that those who say they are unneessary se evidence

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/02/01/us/budget.html