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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)

Data loading concepts

There are plenty of concepts regarding data loading. Yet one of the most important things we must distinguish between QlikView and Qlik Sense is that Qlik Sense finally introduced a visual and user-friendly way of loading and linking different data sources, which is called Data Manager. This is a massive improvement compared to QlikView, which only allows data loading by writing lines of code. Yes, you have a few wizards but to be honest they are not user-friendly. Although they are developer-friendly, I have never seen a business user celebrating the fact that they could load data using QlikView wizards. Instead, they would usually come to me for help.

I believe Qlik made the right choice in introducing this fantastic concept of a visual data loader and editor. It's not groundbreaking to have a visual interface, but Data Manager's simplicity and...