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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)


Variables are an essential part of any application. Variables hold values that can either be constant or that can change while executing a script or at runtime.

Variables can be found in scripts or in an application front-end. In the next sections, we will explain how to create, use, maintain, and delete variables.

Using variables in your script

The use of variables in your script is always necessary. It would be impossible to create complex scripts without the use of variables. Variables can contain anything from strings to functions. The definition of a variable in the script is given by the prefix SET or LET followed by the variable name and the equals sign to the right of it. Whatever is on the right of the equals...