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Disable "More" menu in QV11 AJAX client

I'm trying to figure out if there's a setting I can toggle to disable the "More" menu in the QV11 AJAX client. At minimum we don't want our users to be clicking on the "Open Help" link within that menu, which brings them to generic QlikView help documentation. Is there a configuration option at either the Publisher or Document level that can be set to disable the "More" menu and/or the "Open Help" option?

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fosuzuki
Valued Contributor II

Re: Disable "More" menu in QV11 AJAX client

Hi,

As far as I know, you can only do it via Document Extension:

http://community.qlik.com/message/206857#206857

"...Typically this could be used to manipulate the toolbar - Want to disable certain buttons? Create a multi-tiered bookmark drop down?..."

But I've never used it myself...

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Re: Disable "More" menu in QV11 AJAX client

Document extensions did the trick. This article was pretty concise:

http://community.qlik.com/docs/DOC-1866

I have details on the extension we used to get rid of unwanted options in the "More" menu if any one wants them.

Thanks,

Jim

Employee
Employee

Re: Disable "More" menu in QV11 AJAX client

As always there are different routes to the goal. Document Extension is one option of course, but if you're going to apply it to every single document it could be tedious.

Another approach would be to include a custom CSS into a copy of opendoc.htm for the Ajax client:

  • Create a custom.css file. To hide for example the "More" menu add the following in the CSS file:

.ctx-menu-action-FOLDOUTDOWN

{

    display: none !important;

}

  • Take a copy of opendoc.htm located in Program Files\QlikView\Server\QlikViewClients\QlikViewAjax (never alter the original opendoc.htm!)
  • Edit the copy of opendoc.htm (opendoc_new.htm) and add the following reference to the custom.css (in this example I simply put the custom.css into the /htc folder)

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="https://community.qlik.com/QvAjaxZfc/htc/default.css" />

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="https://community.qlik.com/QvAjaxZfc/htc/custom.css" />

    <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="https://community.qlik.com/QvAjaxZfc/htc/Images/Touch/touch-icon.png" />

Now in QlikView Management Console, navigate to System - Setup - QlikView Web Servers - <QVWS instance>

On the tab AccessPoint - Accesspoint Settings, change the Client Paths for Full Browser and Small Device Version to /QvAjaxZfc/opendoc_new.htm

Now the customized opendoc_new.htm will be used when using the Ajax client and the CSS will be applied.

The customized opendoc_new.htm can also be applied to individual documents by going into Documents - User Documents - <Document>

On the tab Server - Availability, check Full Browser and Small Device Version and set the Url to /QvAjaxZfc/opendoc_new.htm

fosuzuki
Valued Contributor II

Re: Disable "More" menu in QV11 AJAX client

Hi Jim,

I'm interested in seeing how you developed the document extension. I never had time to study how document extensions work... Could you please share it?

regards,

Fernando

fosuzuki
Valued Contributor II

Re: Disable "More" menu in QV11 AJAX client

Hi Bjorn,

is there any documentation on the CSS parameters? For example if I had to hide the Report combobox I wouldn't know which CSS parameter I'd use in the custom CSS...

Employee
Employee

Re: Disable "More" menu in QV11 AJAX client

Hi Fernando,

There is no documentation of all the class attributes in the ajax client, as far as I know. The easiest way to find the class for an element on a page is to use various tools, like firebug in Firefox or built-in developer tools in Chrome/IE etc.

Here's a screenshot from Chrome showing the class attribute for the "More" item for example

chormedebug.png

Employee
Employee

Re: Disable "More" menu in QV11 AJAX client

Also forgot to mention the !important declaration on the display:none attribute. This will make sure the CSS will overrule the original declaration in the defaul CSS, which is display:block.

fosuzuki
Valued Contributor II

Re: Disable "More" menu in QV11 AJAX client

Great Bjorn! I'll look into it. Thanks

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Re: Disable "More" menu in QV11 AJAX client

Fernando,

Here's what I did:

1. I created this directory C:\Users\Document Properties in

QlikView Developer. On the Extensions tab I could see the new extension

named "nolhelp". I added the new "nohelp" extension to my document and

saved it.

3. On the QlikView Server machine copied the "nohelp" directory and its

contents to C:\ProgramData\QlikTech\QlikViewServer\Extensions\Document. (I

had to create the Document folder.)

4. Republished the document. The Help icon no longer appears in the AJAX

client under the More menu. I also removed the Email Bookmark link, but

kept the Document Support link. You can toggle those as you wish with the

true|false options in the JS file.

Hope this helps, although we might go to the CSS solution for ease of

maintenance. We only have 6 distinct QVWs that we publish so we could

manage it with the extensions, but it's more complicated and prone to

breaking than the CSS option I think.

Jim

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