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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)

To get the most out of this book

Mastering Qlik Sense is part of the Mastering series in Packt Publishing and requires you to have at least a basic understanding of Qlik Sense before working with this book. You should have either already deployed a couple of Qlik Sense apps or have worked extensively with QlikView before in case you are now looking to transition to Qlik Sense. If you are coming from a web development background, in an effort to better understand the world of Qlik Sense, some aspects of this book, with the exception of Module 3, might be too advanced for you too.

To make the most out of this book, although recommended, you don't necessarily read it from the beginning until the end, but you should feel encouraged to jump between Modules 1-3 and the chapters within them. The individual chapters, and especially modules, are written in such a way to be conclusive, meaning that they can be read individually, based on your interest. Cross-references between chapters are made to ensure you know where to continue your reading if you wish to deepen your knowledge.

To closely follow the practical examples and to make the most of the code snippets, please ensure you download the latest version of the Qlik Sense Desktop client from the official website which can be found here

For the coding parts, an advanced text editor is recommended for your use, such as sublime ( or notepad++ ( And please, if you can, do use Google Chrome!

Happy Qlik'ing!

Download the example code files

You can download the example code files for this book from your account at If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit and register to have the files emailed directly to you.

You can download the code files by following these steps:

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  3. Click on Code Downloads & Errata.
  4. Enter the name of the book in the Search box and follow the onscreen instructions.

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The code bundle for the book is also hosted on GitHub at In case there's an update to the code, it will be updated on the existing GitHub repository.

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Conventions used

There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.

CodeInText: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. Here is an example: "The <html> element is the root element of an HTML page."

A block of code is set as follows:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<title>Mastering Qlik Sense Page Title</title>

When we wish to draw your attention to a particular part of a code block, the relevant lines or items are set in bold:

<title>Mastering Qlik Sense Page Title</title>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/MasteringQlikSense.css">

Any command-line input or output is written as follows:

$ mkdir css
$ cd css

Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see onscreen. For example, words in menus or dialog boxes appear in the text like this. Here is an example: "Select System info from the Administration panel."

Warnings or important notes appear like this.
Tips and tricks appear like this.