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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)

D3.js as a visualization library

We are now introducing the author's favorite library, a very powerful and cutting-edge visualization library for JavaScript called D3, standing for data-driven documents. D3 is the state of the art when it comes to creating custom interactive data visualizations in the web browser using SVG, HTML, and CSS, from basic ones such as bar or pie charts to more complex ones as well. It's important to note that D3 does not introduce new visual representations but solely makes use of existing ones and focuses exclusively on transforming them.

Before starting to describe the library in detail, it's paramount to understand some fundamentals around visual representations and why the library leverages SVGs to create data visualizations.