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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 measures

Measures are the first thing a user looks for when he tries to answer a question about data.

What are the revenues? What is the cost? Who is the largest client? Quantifying data is the essential practice of data analytics, and also the reason why master measures can play such an important role when creating dashboards for self-service in Qlik Sense.

It is not only essential to be able to find the key measures and metrics quickly, but also to ensure that the aggregation and calculation logic applied is correct. With all of the different ways in which data can be filtered, permutated, and aggregated, it's paramount the user does not incorrectly utilize metrics, as it could then convey a wrong picture of the business and its data.

Creating master measures is part of establishing governance by containing the self-service capabilities to predefined ways of using...