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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)

Structuring your code

It's always tempting to just go ahead and start coding right away, and I won't deny it's the most fun part of any project. However, as your extension projects grow and become more complicated, the technical debt of quick wins and fast fixes will take its toll. As such, it's important to begin each extension project by defining a proper code structure to ensure the project is prepared to scale.

To begin with, in each extension, you can expect to have the following basic files at a minimum. We'll be using MasteringQS as a sample extension name:

  • MasteringQS.qext (required)
  • MasteringQS.js (required)
  • MasteringQS.css (optional)
  • wbfolder.wbl (optional)

While some files are optional, for the purposes of this chapter, we will include them.