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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)

Getting set up

Creating a mashup project is similar to building a new extension. You need a basic file structure, and as a bare minimum, an HTML file and, for best practices, a separate JavaScript and CSS file. These can either be created manually by moving the code structure to the extension folder or via the Dev Hub, which was explained in Chapter 11, Working with the Qlik Dev Hub.

Unlike extensions, which can be considered to be an add-on to Qlik Sense, where most of the relevant libraries and frameworks are already preloaded, mashups require you to load each required code base manually, which is done via the HTML file.

The mashup template in Qlik Dev Hub comes with absolute positioning and pre-layouts and pre-loads some of the relevant code, which is a good starting point for novices.