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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)


Expressions are the backbone of Qlik Sense applications. We use them in scripts as well as in charts. But expressions would not give you much if it wasn't for the powerful QIX engine. Set analysis sets Qlik Sense apart from other tools on the market. With it, we can achieve beyond powerful analysis throughout our data model.

Variables also help us create dynamic and easier-to-maintain expressions. Use it to store part of your expressions, such as values in your set modifiers or full expressions. Dollar-sign expansion allows you to return the value of a variable.

Use user-defined functions for repetitive tasks. These variables, which are in essence functions, allow you to easily reuse code in new applications. Store your user-defined functions in a centralized file and reuse them when needed!.

In the next chapter, you will learn about Qlik Sense APIs which allow you...