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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)

QlikView converter

The QlikView converter, as its names suggests, converts QlikView application applications into Qlik Sense applications.

This very simple to use tool allows you to automatically convert most objects and scripts in a .qvw file into the Qlik Sense format. As not every object or syntax in QlikView is supported in Qlik Sense, there will be things that you will not be able to automatically convert. Using the converter is usually better than creating your application from scratch. Personally, I have used QlikView converter in several projects, and was impressed by how easy to use and straightforward it is.

To show how the converter works, I am going to use the Movies Database.qvw file that comes with any QlikView installation. The steps to convert your QlikView application into a Qlik Sense one are:

From within Dev Hub:

  1. Click on QlikView converter.
  2. Locate the .qvw...