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Mastering Qlik Sense

By : Martin Mahler, Juan Ignacio Vitantonio
Book Image

Mastering Qlik Sense

By: Martin Mahler, 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)

The Widget editor

The Widget editor allows you to create and edit widgets, which are basically objects that customize the behavior and appearances of sheets and charts.

Contrary to extensions, widgets only use HTML and CSS code, so you will find it a lot easier to create and understand widgets, but what you can achieve with these is very limited.

As widgets only use HTML code, you can create very simple visualizations, but you can also create objects that affect the behavior of the application, such as clearing selections, locking them, jumping from one tab to another, and so on.

As with any other extension, widgets will show up in the Custom Objects menu while editing the application in Edit mode.

To explain the extent of widgets a bit more, I will show you how to create a simple button that can clear a user's selections. The Qlik Sense Widget editor comes with code snippets...