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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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Understanding the data you're working with

Having a general understanding of the data and where it comes from is of vital importance for any QlikView application.


QlikView is nothing without data, and without at least a reasonable understanding of the data needed, you will be missing a vital part of the development process. The data may come from several sources, and an overall understanding of these sources is also important. However, detailed knowledge isn't required—just enough to know when something feels right or wrong. If you happen to have detailed knowledge of the source systems, that's good news, but don't get too hung up on trying to learn every detail as you'll never get to start work on your QlikView application.

How to do it

Most applications use more than one data source, whether it is two or more database tables or multiple tabs from a spreadsheet. While an understanding of the source of the data is important, it is far more important to understand the data itself....