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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.


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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. 


When Auto-complete Search is On (Figure 2), 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.


Figure 2: Auto-complete Search



When Automatic chart selection is On (Figure 3), a visualization will be displayed according top  default requirements for the object type (see full details here), otherwise a message will be displayed to Choose a visualization. 


Figure 3: Automatic chart selection


Note: The suggestion function for dimensions, measures and visualizations is always on and the text automatically evaluates regardless of the auto-complete setting (Figure 4). 


Figure 4: 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 5). 


Figure 5: Analytic Search Color Settings


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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 6).


Figure 6: Selecting Visualizations


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Filtering


All dimensions used can be filtered just like any dimension in Qlik (Figure 7). 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 7: Filtering


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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 8). 


Figure 8: Enable Measure


Note: The dimension and measure sort bar will be hidden if choose to Hide analytic search (Figure 9).


Figure 9: Hide Sort Bar


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Voice Search (Speech-to-text)


To use the voice search function (Google Chrome Only), press the microphone button and speak clearly (Figure 10). 


Figure 10: 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 in our Best Practice articles.


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Tips and Tricks!


Hide the left hand menu (Figure 11).  Use this setting in the property panel:


Figure 11: Hide Left Hand Menu


Hide the visualization icons or turn them into a drop-down (Figure 12). 


Figure 12: 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 13). 


Figure 13: Combo Chart


You can make a partial selection by entering text for a search and selecting the result using the ↵ button. A warning icon will be displayed (Figure 14 uses Country as an example) which clears when you confirm the selection by clicking on the list item.


Figure 14: Partial Selection


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Michael is the author of this solution article.

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