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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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Hidden features – Easter eggs

As with many other products, QlikView has a hidden set of features, which are often referred to as Easter eggs.


The Easter eggs in QlikView open up a number of settings that are not available elsewhere; although, you may recognize some that can also be set through the developer interface. There are over 400 settings available, and it is not advisable to change some of them. However, the three that we describe in detail here you may find useful.

How to do it

The Easter eggs are hidden away in the Help menu. Click on About QlikView, and a pop-up window will be displayed, showing you the version and license details. To the lower-left is the Qlik logo:

If you let the mouse hover over the logo and then right-click on it, the Easter egg window appears:

Here, you can make changes to many settings that are not available elsewhere.

The following screenshot shows the AllowMacrosFunctionsInExpressions attribute:

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