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Mastering Qlik Sense

By : Juan Ignacio Vitantonio
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Mastering Qlik Sense

By: Juan Ignacio Vitantonio

Overview of this book

Qlik Sense is a powerful, self-servicing Business Intelligence tool for data discovery, analytics and visualization. It allows you to create personalized Business Intelligence solutions from raw data and get actionable insights from it. This book is your one-stop guide to mastering Qlik Sense, catering to all your organizational BI needs. You'll see how you can seamlessly navigate through tons of data from multiple sources and take advantage of the various APIs available in Qlik and its components for guided analytics. You'll also learn how to embed visualizations into your existing BI solutions and extend the capabilities of Qlik Sense to create new visualizations and dashboards that work across all platforms. We also cover other advanced concepts such as porting your Qlik View applications to Qlik Sense,and working with Qlik Cloud. Finally, you'll implement enterprise-wide security and access control for resources and data sources through practical examples. With the knowledge gained from this book, you'll have become the go-to expert in your organization when it comes to designing BI solutions using Qlik Sense.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Description of Qlik APIs

The high number of 19 available APIs sounds scary, but the number is also a bit of an overstatement. They are all interconnected to some degree and can be considered subcategories of APIs. As a matter of fact, 10 of them are summarized under the so-called Capability API, which forms one of the core Qlik API libraries.

The following are the core Qlik APIs:

  • Engine API
  • Extension API
  • Backend API
  • Capability API (includes 10 subcategories of APIs)

Based on Qlik's API reference guide (, the following table shows the full list of available Qlik APIs. The following icons indicate roughly what they are used for and how they can be used to build:

  • : Widgets
  • : Mashups
  • : Extensions
  • : Custom components:
APIs Libraries Extensions Widgets Custom components Mashups
Engine API...