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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)

Different types of Master Items

As discussed previously, Master Items come in three different flavors:

  • Dimensions
  • Measures
  • Visualizations

They can all be used individually and in isolation, but it is possible to combine visualization Master Items with dimensions or metrics. Nesting dimensions within other dimensions or within measures is not possible. The different types of Master Items are described as follows.

Master dimensions

Dimensions determine how the data in visualization is grouped. In standard SQL, it is the field by which aggregation is arranged by using the GROUP BY qualifier. An example would be total sales by a salesman, with the salesman being the dimension value. Dimensions are usually qualities or categories...