I am likewise frustrated with this. Any solutions?
I have a grid container holding some charts. I would like to create a copy of the grid and modify some of the charts in the new grid. Once I copy the grid, I right-click one of the charts in the new grid and select 'Linked Objects >> Unlink this object.'
However, this appears to do nothing. Ideally it would create a new copy of this chart, and it would remain in the container.
It is possible (as Aaron said in his original post) to Clone the charts, and then rebuild the container hierarchy. But this is a huge pain. Any help would be appreciated.
Folks, I understand and share your frustration, but there can't be any solution here. The container is a collection of linked objects, they can't be un-linked and cloned separately.
When you clone a container, you simply clone a bunch of links to the same set of objects. You will end up taking it apart and rebuilding from scratch, no matter what.
The only thing we can do is understand how it works and avoid the known pitfalls.
If you are using containers a lot and need to copy/clone them a lot, I'd look into developing a macro that could automatically clone the included objects and rebuild the new version of the same container programmatically.
I don't know if you are speaking for the QlikView dev team or if you are just voicing your opinion, but I disagree that "there can't be any solution here". I proposed a solution, and you also proposed a solution. Instead of having to write that in a Macro, QlikView should do it for me.
If you are speaking as a user like the rest of us, I agree that the present implementaiton has no solution. If you are speaking as a developer on the QlikView product team, I would ask that these solutions suggested above are taken into consideration.
I agree it's frustrating. A Container can hold unlinked objects. If you drag an object into a container, that object is unlinked. However, if you copy that container, the contents become linked -- but the container does not.
I would expect "Unlink" to work on the menu, it does not. I think it's legitmate to call that a bug. Either the option should work or not be offered on the menu.