16 Replies Latest reply: Jun 2, 2017 10:18 AM by Daniel Platt RSS

    Measure's option is missing in Map Object

    Vladimir Komarov

      Hello! Happy New Year!

       

      Need some clarification/help from the forum:

      I have QS 3.1 installed on main PROD system and I am porting my applications from QS 2.2 Environment to the new PROD.

      There is the bug in 3.1 (QLIK-69321) that causes Measures and Color options in Map objects to be corrupted during applications' migrations/import. The workaround suggested by support was to recreate these Map Objects....

       

      I am trying to do that, but I've noticed that a Measure option is not available now when I am creating a new Area Map Object on the sheet:

      Here is how creating a new Layer works in QS 2.2:

      Screen Shot 2017-01-05 at 3.22.12 PM.png

      This is how it looks in QS 3.1:

      Screen Shot 2017-01-05 at 4.20.20 PM.png

       

      No Measure option available for this type of Maps (!!??). It's available for Points Layer, but not for Areas Layer...

      Based on Help, for Area Maps you can add Measure for master items only.... But even if you have manage that (considering a usefulness of this "unnecessary" step) this new Measure only works for coloring... No numbers formatting is available.

       

      Here I was trying to display % values:

      Screen Shot 2017-01-05 at 4.37.36 PM.png

      And yes, my Master Measure is defined properly:

      Screen Shot 2017-01-05 at 4.45.29 PM.png

       

      I would REALLY appreciate some suggestions about what I am missing here!

       

      Regards,

      Vlad

        • Re: Measure's option is missing in Map Object
          Timo Schrama

          Same here! Any suggestions mto ? Thanks

          • Re: Measure's option is missing in Map Object
            Michael Tarallo

            Hi Vladimir -

             

            See attached video (.mp4) - I tested this and as I thought this is to be expected - with the default maps, there is only 1 layer which is the area (dimension) - then you can drag and drop a measure - such as Sales - and select color by - I believe this changed when we add the new color by option. However, you can just drag a measure on top of the map.

             

            Let me know how you do.

             

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              • Re: Measure's option is missing in Map Object
                Timo Schrama

                Thank you for the video. And yes, that's the way it works. But it causes some problems. I.e. if you would like to use Set Analysis or just want to review what the dimension was you've used on a map. That's not possible anymore like it was before.

                 

                Greetings,

                 

                Timo

                  • Re: Measure's option is missing in Map Object
                    Michael Tarallo

                    Agreed. I am not sure if they are going to make usability improvements in that area because I think the longer term strategy is to fully integrate Qlik GeoAnalytics as the mapping solution.

                     

                    Introducing Qlik GeoAnalytics

                     

                    Just in case if you were not aware, if you want to make a chance to the measure and expression you can go here: Appearance -> Colors and legend

                     

                     

                     

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                      • Re: Measure's option is missing in Map Object
                        Vladimir Komarov

                        Michael,

                         

                        I've heard about Idevio's integration, and I was really excited about it (I've seen the Idevio's functionality).

                         

                        But I have serious concerns about it: I was told that this component will require a paid license.....

                        During the last couple weeks I've submitted few support cases related to Chart's object and they all were registered as bugs:

                        1. QLIK-69321  (Support case #00926856 - "Color options are corrupted on Map object after migration")

                        2. QLIK-72535 (Support case #00986950 - “Use Expressions for Bubble Size” option is missing in QS 3.1 SR 1 release)

                        3. QLIK-72410 (Support case #00979415 - Measure's option is missing in Map Object (in Area Mode))

                        All of these features worked fine in 2.2 release and were broken in QS 3.1 release...

                         

                        And it looks like Qlik is not going to resolve these issues and will be forcing clients to buy a new feature...

                         

                        Very disappointing...

                         

                        Vlad

                        • Re: Measure's option is missing in Map Object
                          Timo Schrama

                          Wonderfull option! I've requested the price (why isn't it an online (paid or not paid) download option..) But anyway - I have to agree with Vladimir that the map chart seems to contain bugs now. That's very annoying as I've made several maps in older Qliksense files and now are unable to see how they are configured... I hope Qlik can repair the bugs.

                          Qliksense is a marvelous product!

                           

                          Greetings,

                           

                          Timo

                            • Re: Measure's option is missing in Map Object
                              Michael Tarallo

                              Hi Timo / Vlad - I got confirmation that these bugs (#1 and #2) are being fixed, and that eventually GeoAnalytics will be part of Qlik Sense without an additional charge.

                               

                              in regards to 72410 - I was told:

                               

                              "It seems that the customer was using functionality in a way that was never designed for, but it worked for them, now that we’ve added the extended color by functionality it no longer works the same way and so seems like a degrade to the user. Doesn’t look like that will be fixed. "


                              So the work-around is to use the input


                               

                              Please let me know if you have any other concerns.

                               

                               

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                              Regards,

                               

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                            • Re: Measure's option is missing in Map Object
                              Vladimir Komarov

                              Michael,

                               

                               

                              Thank you for update. At least some positive news (about #1 and #2 issues) and "free" license for new mapping object...

                              But I could not agree with "It seems that the customer was using functionality in a way that was never designed for..." statement.

                               

                              Here is how the chart's options look like in QS 2.2 vs QS 3.1:

                              Attachment #1 - 00979415_updated.jpg

                               

                              The "Measure" option was there, it's not like I've used some hidden feature......

                              I really do not see a reason why this option was removed....

                               

                              It has created a serious issue with my app's release because I cannot format the data values per requirements....

                               

                              But thank you for following up....

                              Really hope it will be resolved at some point....


                              Regards,

                              Vlad

                          • Re: Measure's option is missing in Map Object
                            Vladimir Komarov

                            Michael,

                             

                            Thanks for the video. But there is still one issue with this approach: values formatting. Please see the last two screenshots and comments in the post above.

                            Any suggestions about how to handle that?

                             

                            Please let me know.

                            Regards,

                            Vladimir

                             

                            P.S. I still think that this issues is a bug and support has registered it for me (QLIK-72410).

                              • Re: Measure's option is missing in Map Object
                                Michael Tarallo

                                Thanks for the update Vlad - I spoke with the leads in R&D as well and they made mention, just for clarity:

                                 

                                "It was not removed, it was moved to the colors section. But because the color section doesn't support number formatting they can't show exactly what they want. This is an unfortunate side-effect of adding the color-by feature."

                                 

                                They thought about moving it back, but it then would make the maps harder to color and they needed to choose which feature served more use cases.

                                 

                                Just for clarity, can you still do what is needed by using the Measure input in the color section:

                                 

                                 

                                 

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                                Regards,

                                 

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