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Tips & Tricks - Copy / Paste objects from the Container

Hi everybody!

This week I found myself playing with the new object: The Container.

First I found that you can drag objets and drop them inside the container. Smart, easy and intuitive.

But I got a little dificult trying to copy / paste a container from a document to another. QV makes a real mess in this case! It pastes the container but leaves the charts and other objects behind, and as a bonus, brings garbage inside it (charts displaying as unavailable in the containers properties window).

Copy & Paste the inner objects directly from the container doesn´t work either. But I found a way to deal with it. You can clone objects from a container just right clicking on them, then hit "Clone". It will create a copy of the chart outside the container and with a new ID.

What you do is to clone every chart from the container, them copy them to the new QVW and then put the charts inside a new container in the destination QVW.

A little tricky, but does the job.

I think that QlikTech will soon make this new object class easier to handle!

Hope it helps!

Best regards


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Contributor III
Contributor III


Just found this post.  A bit of hassle but at least this sorts it!

This is still an issue on 11SR1!  Hope it gets picked up in future releases.