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QlikView Unlocked

By : Andrew Dove, Roger Stone
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QlikView Unlocked

By: Andrew Dove, Roger Stone

Overview of this book

QlikView Unlocked will provide you with new insights to get the very best from QlikView. This book will help you to develop skills to work with data efficiently. We will cover all the secrets of unleashing the full power of QlikView, which will enable you to make better use of the tool and create better results for future projects. In the course of this book, we will walk you through techniques and best practices that will enable you to be more productive. You will gain quick insights into the tool with the help of short steps called ”keys,” which will help you discover new features of QlikView. Moving on you will learn new techniques for data visualization, scripting, data modeling, and more. This book will then cover best practices to help you establish an efficient system with improved performance. We will also teach you some tricks that will help you speed up development processes, monitor data with dashboards, and so on. By the end of this book, you will have gained beneficial tips, tricks, and techniques to enhance the overall experience of working with QlikView.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
QlikView Unlocked
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
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Some useful global settings

There are a handful of user settings that, by default, are turned off but are so useful, it makes us wonder why they aren't just permanently turned on.


There are certain design options that need to be turned on in order to get the best from the developer's workbench. These turn on extended features that allow custom formatting of cells, extended styling options such as rounded corners on objects, and debugging problems after deploying your document to a server. When a QVW fails on a server, the log file can be quite unhelpful, but one simple setting before deployment will help you find problems quickly.

How to do it

Select User Preferences from the Settings menu and then click on the Design tab. There are three options here that should be set in order to use the workbench more effectively.

Default Styling Mode

Firstly, look for Default Styling Mode on the right-hand side, and change it from Simplified to Advanced. The effect of this will be to turn on various...