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Is it possible to have dimension values as wrapped text?

Hi All,

QlikView doesn't have the setting to make dimension values to show as wrapped text. I wonder if this is possible using Extension?

Can someone point me to where I can start learning Extensions?

Thanks much.

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Is it possible to have dimension values as wrapped text?

You would need to set the "Wrap Cell Text" and set number of lines you would like, under Presentation tab in Properties of the chart.

Is this what you are looking for?

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Is it possible to have dimension values as wrapped text?

Oh sorry, my bad. I meant in bar chart, x-axis values to be specific.

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Is it possible to have dimension values as wrapped text?

Ah! No, I am afraid that's not possible. Now, if somehow you can insert a chr(13) in the text, it may break into 2 lines, but not going to be a good solution.

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Re: Is it possible to have dimension values as wrapped text?

Not something I would like to do for charts over huge data, but this could be a solution for you. See enclosed!

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Re: Is it possible to have dimension values as wrapped text?

Thanks Rakesh.However your solution won't work if the Primary Dimension Labels under Dimension Axis is set to horizontal.

Is it not possible even with extensions? QlikView can do all the fanciful people chart, google map chart but there's no way to get label to be wrapped text? =(

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Re: Is it possible to have dimension values as wrapped text?

Hi,

It is definitely possible using the extensions. Extensions provide you with access to the data of a straight table chart, so you could use your charting components on top of that data, and manipulate the view the way you want using css/javascript/UI component used. To get the desired effect, you need to do the following:

   1. Learn about extensions

   2. Decide about which charting components provide you with the desired options

   3. Write an extension (Or use if there is an existing one) to get the data and to drive your chart

   4. Use your components attribute to format the chart the way you want.

There is nothing on extensions that stops you from having a wrapped text label, and if you are good with Javascript/CSS etc. it should be fairly straightforward.

Regards,

Vidyut

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Re: Is it possible to have dimension values as wrapped text?

Sure, it won't work - I just gave you most possible solution out of the box.

I think your question is very reasonable and it should be place to QlikView Ideas for next versions. Please go ahead and make a post in QlikView Ideas section here: http://community.qlik.com/ideas

For now, creating your own extension and applying it to your application seems to be the only solution, as suggested by Vidyut.

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Re: Is it possible to have dimension values as wrapped text?

Thanks Vidyut and Rakesh for your input. I was reading here and google-ing and wasn't sure if the dimension/expression property is restricted by qvpp properties.

I need to learn javascript and css first. Many thanks.

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Re: Is it possible to have dimension values as wrapped text?

Hi All,

Maybe this example could help some one with the problem. It's the only way that I've found.

Regards.