42 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2014 4:22 AM by Christian Lauritzen

# Is there an artist in you?

Is there an artist within you? Try and play around with the different levers in the attached qvw and discover. If you like your creation, please upload a screenshot in a reply. Below are some that I came up with. All were created simply by altering the controls. I am very curious to see your contributions!

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Very Good!

BRAVO!!

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Thank you very much Alessandro! Much appreciated!

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I bet you had a Spirograph as a kid

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Colin!

Nice one! I didn't, but maybe that's why I had to create one in Qlikview - a Qlikirograph! My subconscious decided it was time. The results are indeed very similar.

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very creative. must be math teacher.

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Nice work Christian!

As for the thickness control - the help says about the Line Style: "This type of attribute expression only has effect on line, combo and radar

charts".  Maybe there is a solution, something to try...

Regards,

Michael

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Michael! Thank you! Now I can stop scratching my head in vain...

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Why - you can continue scratching

The solution exists - it involves macro which is changing Line Width on the chart's Presentation properties.  I tried this:

sub LW

set thk = ActiveDocument.Variables("Thickness")

set chart = ActiveDocument.GetSheetObject("CH02")

set p = chart.GetProperties

msgbox(thk.GetContent.string )

p.ChartProperties.LineWidth = thk.GetContent.string

chart.SetProperties p

end sub

But it didn't work as expected.  But maybe you have a better luck.  Be careful with non-integer though

Edit: - attached a working thickness.  Not for Ajax probably

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Thanks! That is a very good approach. I there a reference manual for those chart properties? Have never found any good macro documentation. Anyway, I will play with your example some late night.

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The only decent (not perfect) documentation is the APIGuide.qvw.  It comes with full installation of QV desktop.

(And - I attached working version to my previous post.  Figured out that had to multiply value in macro by 4 to get it right.  And, only integers.)

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It is nicer with thicker lines. Changed it manually to make a nice flat snake on march (at least with some fantasy):

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Not a Van Gogh, for sure , almost a pretzel

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Elegant! Looks like metal! Perfect logo for a company.

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Here's Looking at You!

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Very nice!!! qlikVIEW!

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Qlikview as an industrial designer tool. Meet the Qlikview Sunchair!

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Another beach item, quite simple (I'm not good in arts ).  Using "new and improved" thickness:

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My wife's comment when she saw your beach item: "Wow! There was one that was really nice!" Don't know how that reflects on my creations . Looks like an inflatable rainbow matrass! Great! Would you mind uploading the improved qvd?

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It is uploaded - see "edit" in my post with macro.

(I just realized that edits don't trigger notifications...)

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Michael! Your fix has lifted the application to a new level! Many thanks! /Christian

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I am so curious to see more creations! If you have the time and energy, please upload them. Let's make Qlikview that artist's tool! I was thinking about introducing a Bookmark function (the built in does not work on the variables) and a Randomize buttom, but time is not enough to play with this. Especially since one would need to add some intelligence to a Randomize button to get creations that not just look like a pen that went wild. Thanks for all great contributions so far!

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Bookmarks - the only change you need is to go to the Document Properties - Variables, and check "Include in Bookmark" for each variable.

(I did it in my local copy of your app)

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Michael! You are great! Thanks!

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I'm certainly not a great artist...

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This is awesome. Thoroughly entertained and beautiful art work.

Thanks Christian & Michael.

Cheers - DV

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Thank you Deepak!

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Just the thing for a Friday morning! Is there a "Boss Key" to switch out the view like in the olden days?

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Colorful ribbon!

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Well done! It is definitely material for a company logo! Good to see you here Alexander! /C

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Good to see you too, Christian! I hope you are doing well!

Nice to see such creativity within QlikView.

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Thanks Alexander! Just fun to play around. Just added to the creative domain by posting a document called "New Area graph". It is a quite unusual QlikView graph. Unfortunately more or less only useless for everything else but for visualizing areas. Will send you the link.

/Christian

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Hi Christian & Michael,

This is beautiful.

I think a lot can be achieve in QV.

Well done guys

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I just uploaded a new version. I was made aware that some of you who tried to re-create the artwork by copying the slider positions did not succeed. I tried too - and did not succeed. Not even to recreate my own favorite, Darth Vader. Therefore, this version displays the values of the sliders which makes it easy for others to copy your art work if you should submit a screenshot. Also, bookmarks are included, so it is easy for you to save your timeless art for the future.

/Christian

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Once again, thanks so much for this Christian!
I think we can crown this the best thread of 2014 already!

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Alexander! Thank you! I am glad you like it.

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I second that! Great thread. Thanks Christian.

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"QlikView - the Missing Manual"! Sorry, no, that's the community.

Just a good book on BI with colors...

P.

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Wow! That is a winner in my book!

Cool!

/Christian

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Huts by van Gogh perhaps?

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Eva! I just re-visited this thread. Your Qlikview-clones are great! That is lifting creativity to a whole new level!

/Christian