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QlikView Table Column Width 'Cloning' Macro with Button


QlikView Table Column Width 'Cloning' Macro with Button

Overview: This is just a short document on how to use a Macro to ‘clone’ the column widths of a Pivot Table or Table Chart.  This macro can save a lot of time if you are like me and want you columns tidy, but hate trying to do this with a mouse.  The attached document has the content below, and additional screenshots.

Step-by-Step To implement (it is easy):

Step 1:  Create a new Input Box titled vChartSource

New Sheet Object -> InputBox

Step 2: Select New Variable (red box above) and name the variable vChartSource

Step 3: Create a new Input Box titled vChartTarget

Step 4: Select New Variable (red box above) and name the variable vChartTarget

Step 5: Create a new Button titled ‘Set Column Width V2’

New Sheet Object -> Button

Step 6: Select the Actions Tab and Click Edit Module

Step 7: Copy and Paste in the code below, and press OK

SUB SetColumnWidthsV2

Dim vChartTarget 'as String
Dim vChartSource 'as String

vChartTarget = ActiveDocument.Variables("vChartTarget").GetContent().String
vChartSource = ActiveDocument.Variables("vChartSource").GetContent().String

set chartTarget = ActiveDocument.GetSheetObject(vChartTarget)
set chartSource = ActiveDocument.GetSheetObject(vChartSource)

pwidths = chartSource.GetPixWidths(1,1).PixWidths

chartTarget.SetPixWidth 1, pwidths(0)


Step 8: Pick ‘SetColumnWidthsV2’ in the Macro Name Drop down box and press OK

Step 9: You are now ready to go, all you need is to enter the Object IDs of your source and target tables and press the button.  The column widths will automatically adjust.

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