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QlikView Unlocked

By : Andrew Dove, Roger Stone
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QlikView Unlocked

By: Andrew Dove, Roger Stone

Overview of this book

QlikView Unlocked will provide you with new insights to get the very best from QlikView. This book will help you to develop skills to work with data efficiently. We will cover all the secrets of unleashing the full power of QlikView, which will enable you to make better use of the tool and create better results for future projects. In the course of this book, we will walk you through techniques and best practices that will enable you to be more productive. You will gain quick insights into the tool with the help of short steps called ”keys,” which will help you discover new features of QlikView. Moving on you will learn new techniques for data visualization, scripting, data modeling, and more. This book will then cover best practices to help you establish an efficient system with improved performance. We will also teach you some tricks that will help you speed up development processes, monitor data with dashboards, and so on. By the end of this book, you will have gained beneficial tips, tricks, and techniques to enhance the overall experience of working with QlikView.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
QlikView Unlocked
About the Authors
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Resizing objects

Once you have designed your application, got all the objects in the right place, and it's all looking good, spare a bit of time to ensure that the actual size specified for each object is correct.

As your document stands, you may have list boxes showing all possible entries without scroll bars, but over time, these may increase in size, causing them to scroll, or worse still, overlap other objects. Also, if your users access the document particularly with an AJAX client, sometimes grey boxes are shown as the document is drawn. These grey boxes are the full size of an object, and this may look messy if objects overlap.

Avoiding both of these issues is very straightforward. First of all, select the Design Grid option from the View menu. This not only makes the layout grid visible, but also enables the next step. Now, click on each object in turn. As you do so, you will notice a box placed around the total size of the object, irrespective of the size actually used. This black...