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Notation Manual

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The Notation Manual is used for the central definition of all visualization settings with the aim of an identical representation of all trueChart visualizations on the respective system. The Notation Manual can only be edited by users with the "Notation Manual" permission.

The settings dialog can be opened via the trueChart context menu trueChart > Overall > Notation Manual.

All settings have a direct effect on all apps of the system after saving. Changes should therefore be made very carefully!
This area of the documentation is still under construction and therefore incomplete. If you have any questions regarding content, please contact



Adaption for mobile devices

Adjusts, if active, the respective text sizes automatically depending on the current width of the browser window. Smaller text sizes also result in smaller representations of charts.

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Automatic font size adjustment depending screen width

trueChart and Menubar currently adjust the font sizes depending on the screen width. The following rules apply:

  • Super large devices (large desktops, 1920px and up) → fontSize + 1

  • Large devices (desktops, 992px and up) → fontSize

  • Medium devices (tablets, 768px and up) → Max of (fontSize - 1) or 1

  • All smaller devices (landscape phones, less than 768px) → Mox of (fontSize - 2) or 1

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This tab contains settings regarding textual separators for auto variable values with can be used within custom actions in cell interactions. These separators can be used within scripts to identify dimensions, measures and its values in a save and programmatic way.

These can be used only with the onClick trigger. And only for Time, Structure and Multiple Chart types.
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Figure 1. This example shows defined separators in custom actions variable 'clickInfo.variableValueAuto'.

The following code snippet which can be used as a custom action in cell interactions, shown the usage of defined separators to identify the dimension and its value the user has clicked on a chart.

Example 1. Custom action js code
if( clickInfo && clickInfo.variableValueAuto )
   var strSplit = clickInfo.variableValueAuto.slice(1, clickInfo.variableValueAuto.length-1);
// split dimensions and values
strSplit = strSplit.split('##');
if( strSplit.length > 1 ) {
   // split differend dimensions from each other
   var selectDimension = strSplit[0].split('§§')[0];
   var selectValue = strSplit[1].split('§§')[0];
   if( selectDimension && selectValue )
      // select clicked category to current dimension
      qlik.currApp().field(selectDimension).selectValues([selectValue], false, false );




Column width

Defines the default column width of a table column for value columns and columns with visual representations.

Distance between columns

Defines the default space between two table columns.

Distance between columns big

Defines the space between columns if they are of different types (like comment, expression, value). It is also used to separate different annotators from each other.

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