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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)

Who this book is for

Thank you very much for purchasing Mastering Qlik Sense! Both the authors are very excited to accompany you on your journey to becoming proficient and a master of Qlik Sense. Two new concepts are being introduced with the latest technology that make it different than QlikView: its improved self-service capabilities with the goal of democratizing data and data literacy within organizations, and the introduction of robust APIs that let you extend Qlik Sense using web technologies and take its analytics even further.

As such, due to the breadth of different new skill sets now required in a typical Qlik Sense project (web development, Qlik scripting, expressions, and business understanding for data analytics), it's nearly impossible to master them all. However, this book will provide you with synthesized and advanced knowledge of all relevant concepts around mastering Qlik Sense on an enterprise level.

As such, the book is specifically targeted at three groups of people:

  • QlikView gurus: People who have extensively used QlikView in the past and are looking to transition to Qlik Sense
  • Qlik Sense beginners: People who are new to Qlik but have had some experience using Qlik Sense in their organization and wish to bring their expertise to the next level and
  • Web developers: Frontend and backend JavaScript developers who want to get a better understanding of the Qlik technology to leverage its rich and powerful API

Accordingly, the book is structured into three modules.

  • Module 1, The Qlik Sense Self-Service Model: Module 1 is about understanding the essence of self-service and how Qlik Sense is facilitating this capability. This module will revolve around the various use cases in self-service, how to set up the security for this, and how to prepare an environment where non-technical users can be empowered to create their dashboards and visualizations. Emphasis will be put in this module on QlikView developers who are looking to understanding Qlik’s new product and to what extent they are different and similar.
  • Module 2, Best Practices for Data Modeling and Expressions: Albeit very similar to QlikView’s best practices, it is essential that the audience knows and understands Qlik’s best practices on how to correctly and efficiently use the in-memory calculation engine to master the Qlik Sense technology.
  • Module 3, Qlik Sense API: Qlik has decided to open up the Qlik engine as well as all of their services via an API. This suggests that extensions and integrations into third-party platforms are possible, which exceeds the capabilities that come out of the box in Qlik Sense. The real power of the associative engine can be leveraged in any way desired, which will be the topic of this module.

We hope you enjoy it!

–Martin & Juan