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datanibbler
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General question: How best to identify objects?

Hi,

in my last job with QlikView I have made a habit of putting something into the caption of every object, even if that was not supposed to be shown - when there are like 16 textboxes on one sheet, that just makes it so much easier to identify what is what.

Now I have tried to do the same here - but in many cases, the caption is already filled - with a set_expression that fetches one of several texts (language support) from an Excel file.

Okay, in every set_expression there has to be something unique that also helps identify the object - but it's far from perfect to that end.

An alternative to this would be to change the automatic object_ID to something like >> TX_Help << - however I have just noticed you need to be careful with that because the IDs need to be unique, else a link between the objects (with the same ID) is established.

My question is: How do you do this - make it easier to identify what is what on a certain sheet?

Best regards,

DataNibbler

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datanibbler
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Hi all,

okay. I guess I'll close this thread now. It's nice to see/ read that you do this along the same lines as me and there isn't any possibility that I overlooked.

Thanks a lot!

Best regards,

DataNibbler

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jubarros
Luminary Alumni
Luminary Alumni

Hi Friedrich:

Look this thread abaout multilanguaje dashboard:

https://community.qlik.com/docs/DOC-7391

Best Regards,

Juan P. Barroso

datanibbler
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Thanks Juan!

However, that is already in place and working fine from the looks of it. The issue is, that set_expression does not necessarily tell me a lot about the object - you see, when I have lots of objects and no borders for some design consideration, it is kind of hard to tell what is what.

marcus_sommer
MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

I think both methods are suitable for your aim - at least if you look within the sheet/document properties to the sheet-objects. Within a title with an expression you could use something like this at the beginning or on the end:

= /* TX01 for X reason */ YourExpression

By using the object-id the information could be added after the default id like: TX5000_XX which should minimize the risk of unwanted object-linking.

- Marcus

jubarros
Luminary Alumni
Luminary Alumni

ok, i usually use the sintax:

Type_Concept_seq

TXT_NavigationTag_001

TXT_NavigationTag_002

TXT_NavigationTag_003

...

CH_BarchartMonth_01

CH_BarchartWeek_02

...

Best Regards,

Juan P. Barroso

datanibbler
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Thanks Marcus!

Of course, block_comments would be an option within the expressions. Worth a shot.

Best regards,

DataNibbler

datanibbler
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Hi all,

okay. I guess I'll close this thread now. It's nice to see/ read that you do this along the same lines as me and there isn't any possibility that I overlooked.

Thanks a lot!

Best regards,

DataNibbler

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