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mini charts uses in qlikview

Hi all,

I know that we have Mini charts options in list box and straight table but I want to know

what is the use of mini charts and how and where can we use the same ..



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Hi Venkat,

Please find the below attachment. Might be it should useful to you clarify something.......


Habib Shaik.

Mini charts are the trend chart or bar chart in cell of a table over a period. It becomes more helpful when in one column we are showing the present value and in the next cell historical trend of that value. It will help the end user to quickly understand the trend. In excel 2010, this feature has been introduced as Sparklines chart. In Qlikview, this can be used in straight table only.

Steps for Mini chart: 

Objective: Represent regional monthly sales trend.

Step 1: Create a straight table with region as dimension and sum(sale) as expression.


Step 2: Select expression and in display options tab select “Mini Chart”. Post that select mini chart setting, under mini chart setting, under dimension option select dimension for trend (Here select Month for Monthly trend) and we can select different  mode of mini chart like sparkline, bars etc. then apply and OK.


Finally we have mini chart with regional Monthly trend but here monthly trend is not in ascending order of calender month. To execute same we need to sort the expression value in sort tab.


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