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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)

Master Items in Qlik Sense

Master Items (MI) are a new feature in Qlik’s product offering that have been introduced with Qlik Sense. They are intended to support the self-service environment by allowing the developer or app owner to create a set of predefined and reusable measures, dimensions, and visualizations. These items found on the asset panel on the left-hand side panel in a Qlik Sense app when in Edit mode, can be reused to build new sheets and visualizations.

The most substantial advantage of MKI is that they can be highly customized and become very bespoke: Measures can be defined as complex aggregations, Dimensions as drill-down groups, and charts as 100 percent built visualizations ready to be used straight away:

Master Items in the left-hand asset panel:

  • Master Dimensions
  • Master Measures
  • Master Visualizations

Because of their central governance and re-usability...