Monday, 2 July 2012

Qlikview Charts with Colours

Matt over at Qlikview Addict, recently posted about how to create Gantt Charts in Qlikview.


Here's my quick post about how I customized my Gantt chart to colour my chart based off dates and adding a couple more data guidelines.  Please note that you will need to follow the original article before starting this...

What have you finished and what is in progress


First of all, here's my data - as you can see it covers three months of work.




In the standard chart I have added colours, that highlight which jobs have been completed and which ones are in progress.




To add colours to highlight individual items, open your chart and go to the expressions tab, expand the expression, select background color and open the Definition box.




And this is the formula that I have used, current work is set as orange whilst completed are set to red. (Days field in this is equivalent to Duration in the original post).


Where are we/What Month is this?

Next I wanted to see the work that I had to do in the current month, I've done this using Reference Lines and used some text in chart to ensure that the data is easy to read.


To add reference lines, open the chart properties and select the Presentation Tab.

Here's how to get the month start from a date and how to amend colour and style.



In order to re-order charts (to move text/resize labels) select the chart and hold ctrl+shift - red boxes will appear showing what can be changed.

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