11 Replies Latest reply: Sep 24, 2014 11:46 AM by Michael Tarallo RSS

    Questions on "new" search behavior

    Roland Vecera



      I must say I have my difficulties to understand the new QVSense numeric search behavior. See attached video.


      I have a field with numeric IDs:


      1) I do a search in ther filter panel for "<5" --> the current selection shows 1,2,3,4 --> behavior OK

      2) I do a search for "<10" --> the current selection shows me 5,6,7,8,9 --> to me thats a strange behavior



      - Why does the "current selection box" shows selected items, instead of the search query. What happens if I do a snapshot. Will it save the search expression, or the selected values?


      - I would expect the second .search to return 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9. Why are the green values from Step1) excluded?

        • Re: Questions on "new" search behavior
          Michael Tarallo

          Hi Roland - let's take each question 1 at a time -


          My example - works using <10



          Here is my sample data you can use in the Data Load Editor:


          load * Inline [














          Can you check your data model and see what the datatype of your column is flagged as - I am curious to see if this has something to do with it defining it as ascii or something.




          let me know


          Mike Tarallo


            • Re: Re: Questions on "new" search behavior
              Roland Vecera

              Hi Michael!


              See attached the .qvf and screenshot


              "Standalone" Search for < 10 works for me as well.

              Its just when you first search for "<5", after that search for "<10" --> only values 5,6,7,8,9 are selected.


              The simple workaround is, that a  user always has to clear a field before it starts a new search; but I think that's not a very natural behavior.Qlik Sense Desktop_2014-09-24_08-34-05.png

                • Re: Re: Re: Questions on "new" search behavior
                  Michael Tarallo

                  Hello Roland - first thank you for the screenshots and the sample - very valuable to our team when trying to troubleshoot.


                  However, I AM NOT seeing this behavior with your app or mine - see the attached video attached to the bottom of this reply.


                  Are you using Desktop version 1.0 - or an older release?






                  Let me know.



                  • Re: Re: Questions on "new" search behavior
                    Michael Tarallo

                    Roland / Janusz


                    OK - this is what I have found:


                    Pressing the ENTER  key - seems to remove the current selections. (i picked up on that after watching the video again)


                    • Search <5   - [press Enter]
                    • values 1 to 4 selected
                    • Search <10  - [press Enter]
                    • values 1 to 4 removed from selection and values 5,6,7,8,9 selected
                    • Search <5 again  - [press Enter]
                    • all values are NOW selected


                    I will report this to our support team to log as a bug or to see if this is by design, etc. However, seems to be odd behavior to me too.


                    Work-around: - DO NOT USE the ENTER Key use the mouse and select the values and click the apply button - green check


                    Thanks for taking the time to report this.


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