7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 13, 2013 10:56 AM by Michael Solomovich RSS

    Gauge Chart - Comment

    Byron Van Wyk

      Hi All,

       

      Is the comment section in the expression there only for the developer or for the EU. I want to make notes for the EU to fully understand what the calculation is for a measure i.e. Input Message in Excel

       

      Your assistance in this regard is much appreciated

       

       

      Cheers,

      Byron

        • Re: Gauge Chart - Comment
          Michael Solomovich

          A good place for comments is the "help text" - see on the tab Caption, bottom left, for any object.

          In the case of server, you can use "Notes" functionality.

           

          Regards,

          Michael

          • Re: Gauge Chart - Comment
            Or Shoham

            If you prefer not to use a caption, you can also use an Action on the gauge to bring up a minimized or hidden object with an explanation in it.

              • Re: Gauge Chart - Comment
                Byron Van Wyk

                Hi Orsh,

                 

                I was doing the exact thing you mentioned now. Was hoping there was a easier to manage way, oh well

                 

                Thanks for your reply mate

                 

                 

                Cheers,

                Byron

                  • Re: Gauge Chart - Comment
                    Michael Solomovich

                    Sometimes we just create a lot of help text boxes all over the sheet, that are conditionally hidden, and shown on click of a "help" button.

                     

                    Regards,

                    Michael

                    PS: In the older QV versions (e.g. 8.5), there was an oiption "Disable F1 Help".  If it is disabled, F1 brought help text from the active object rather than help info for developer, and there were no need for caption.  Not sure why it was removed :-(

                      • Re: Gauge Chart - Comment
                        Byron Van Wyk

                        Hi Michael,

                         

                        Thanks for the feedback. That feature would have been great in this situation. Maybe I will go ask for this under the feedback/suggestion part of this site and cross fingers they implement in a future SR

                         

                        If you would be so kind, could you let me know if this is possible.

                         

                        Let me explain my thinking

                         

                        1) Create a whole bunch of let statements in script with each variable representing a measure and that evaluates to a comment

                        2) Have a small text object next to each measure where the user can click (will contain actions)

                        3) This will trigger an action to activate the text object that I want populated with that measures definition

                        4) The object that gets activated then triggers another update as to the variable to use that will contain the definition

                         

                        I've seen actions like set variable that I am wondering I could use to achieve the above. Please let me know if I should consume more time thinking about this or use the working solution you provided above

                         

                         

                        Thanks,

                        Byron

                          • Re: Gauge Chart - Comment
                            Michael Solomovich

                            Byron,

                             

                            Close enough, except you don't need to create anything in the script for this.  BTW, this exact approach is used in application "What's New in Qlikview11", you can find it in QV developer - go to Getting Started, and scroll all way to the bottom.

                            After layout is finished, create text boxes with explanations, make them conditonal by using one variable (vHelp in the example).  Create one button (or text object with action) which toggles variable vHelp.  Click thid button shows help texts, next click hides them.

                            That's it pretty much...

                             

                            Regards,

                            Michael