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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)

Journey from QlikView to Qlik Sense

What has changed from a developer’s point of view?

The following chart summarizes the developer's Qlik Sense journey over the duration of one year, coming from a pure QlikView environment with limited knowledge of JavaScript or web development:

  1. Lasso experience: Coming from a QlikView background, the very first time you saw Qlik Sense in action was probably when you were exposed to a lot of new features on how data can be visualized in Qlik, using web technologies, JavaScript, and HTML. It looks sexy, sure, but the thing that impressed you the most would have probably been the lasso functionality on the Scatter Chart, which allows you to select your values on the canvas cowboy style by dragging a lasso with your mouse, as depicted in the following image:
Scatter graph consisting of the lasso functionality

This, among other features...