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What's the correct naming convention for the page parts in designing a page layout?

Hi there

I'm trying to find out what the naming convention is that Qlikview uses for the elements used in a build. In the past I've worked with entities, modules, graphs and objects but this was with another product. Does anyone know if there is a glossary-type document for Qlikview so that I can use the right names when talking about [the areas of] a viz?

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Maybe start with the reference manual, or just with playing around in the desktop client.

For example, open the layout menu in the client, and you will see the main items: sheets and sheet objects.

Take a note of type and naming of the objects.

(compare to chapter 5 in the ref manual)

Create some objects and look at the object properties (open with right click on the object).

That's most of it concerning the page layout.


QlikView has a rather straightforward and non-academic naming of it's elements - the bold ones are the visual parts:

\ Document

    \ Load Script

    \ Data model: (tables) fields and key-fields

    \ Sheets: 1 or more

          \ Sheet Objects

                \ Charts

                    \ Straight Table

                    \ Pivot Table

                    \ Different graphs and charts ...

              \ Button

              \ List Box   

              \ Text Box

              \ Search Box


              \ Object Extenions: written in JavaScript, jQuery and web tools specifically for the Ajax-client/Browser

    \ Reports

          \ sheet objects are reused from the sheet(s)

          \ cycles

    \ Themes

    \ Bookmarks

    \ Expressions: are embedded many places to be able to display data and calculations

          \ $-sign expansion:

                to substitute variable contents or calculate functions before

                chart calculation starts

    \ Functions: hundreds of functions

        \ non-aggregate functions

        \ aggregate functions

              \ Set expressions to modify scope of aggregations - both row set and element set

    \ Variables

    \ Alternate States

    \ Actions

    \ Triggers

    \ Alerts

    \ Module - Macros in VBScript or JScript (Microsoft Windows provided scripting languages

    \ Document Extensions: written in JavaScript, jQuery and web tools specifically for the Ajax-client/Browser

You will find more detailed information online here:

          QlikView ‒ Working with QlikView

Specifically for the page composition UI: