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Vizlib Custom Report Properties - Analytic Search

In Vizlib Custom Report, it is now possible to use a search bar instead of/or in combination with the left-hand menu of dimensions, measures, and other settings.


Analytic Search Settings are found in the Settings section of the property panel (Figure 1).


Figure 1: Analytic Search Settings


Basic settings for analytic search are also located in this section (Figure 2). 


Figure 2: Basic Settings


When Auto-complete Search is On, Custom Report will automatically interpret the text input without waiting for the users to press Enter. Delay is the time between the last keyboard input and the evaluation of the text. Auto-complete is by default set to Off.


Note: The suggestion function for dimensions, measures and visualizations is always on and the text automatically evaluates regardless of the auto-complete setting (Figure 3). 


Figure 3: Suggestion


Settings for the color and visual design of the Search-bar is set in the Appearance where Analytic Search has a separate section (Figure 4). 


Figure 4: Analytic Search Color Settings


Selecting Visualizations


Visualizations can be selected by simply typing the name of the visualization in the search-bar. Once there, the visualization can also be switched using the pop-up menu (Figure 5).


Figure 5: Selecting Visualizations


Filtering


All dimensions used can be filtered just like any dimension in Qlik (Figure 6). Use the pop-up and select the filter-icon. Make selections like any normal Qlik filter and don't forget you can also use features like search, select all and select possible inside the filter selection.


Figure 6: Filtering


Disable Measures and Dimensions


When a measure or dimension does not fit within the restrictions of a chosen visualization it will be automatically disabled. To enable it, use the toggle-button (Figure 7). 


Figure 7: Enable Measure


Note: The dimension and measure sort bar will be hidden if choose to Hide analytic search (Figure 8).


Figure 8: Hide Sort Bar


Voice Search (Speech-to-text)


To use the voice search function (Google Chrome Only), press the microphone button and speak clearly (Figure 8). 


Figure 8: Voice Search  


Whenever you stop speaking the speech will be written as text in the search bar and any recognized dimensions, measures and visualization names will be picked up. If no voice is detected the previous search will be left as is. Like written text, it will not always require an exact match and anything recognized can be changed manually after the result is displayed. 


To add more it is possible to click the microphone again and clear the selection with the x to start over.


Tips: For the best result always use a headset or high quality microphone. Pronounce clearly and speak slightly slower than usual to get the best result. There are more tips in the Limitations for Analytic Search sections at the bottom of this article.


Tips and Tricks!


Hide the left hand menu (Figure 9).  Use this setting in the property panel:


Figure 9: Hide Left Hand Menu


Hide the visualization icons or turn them into a drop-down (Figure 10). 


Figure 10: Visualization Switch


In a combo-chart, use the icon on a measure to change the visual representation between bar, line and icon and select which axis it should use.


Figure 11: Combo Chart


Limitations for Analytic Search

  • Defaults, Presets and bookmarks do not yet work fully.
  • Voice recognition only works for English language and only in Chrome browsers!
  • Not tested for Qlik Cloud.
  • For Qlik Sense Cloud installations the increased delay in response time may lead to visualizations sometimes not rendering. This is typical when using both Analytic Search and menu selections in combination.
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