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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)

JavaScript

JavaScript, also abbreviated as JS, is the third core technology of the triangle of web development and the World Wide Web, and the main programming language of modern web browsers. Qlik Sense, leaving the Qlik engine, services, and the repository database aside, is fully based on JavaScript.

Within the world of software development, JS has the following classification attributes as a programming language:

  • It's high-level, meaning it's highly abstracted
  • It's dynamic, for example, variables can become strings from numbers and vice versa during the execution of the code
  • It's weakly typed, meaning it will allow some missing declaration or typos to go through
  • It's prototype-based, meaning you can, for example, create prototype objects, and then augment them in due course, adding or remove attributes of an object
  • It's multi-paradigm, meaning...