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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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Even a few list and table boxes tell you and the user a lot

As we discussed in the previous section, understanding the data is a vital step in the development process. In this section, we will take a look at building a temporary application to assist this process.


It is important for the developer to understand the data well enough to create a robust application, and building a temporary application for this is a useful step. However, the temporary application can have a second valuable use. Working with the user as the application is built usually generates many ideas from the user, and these can be incorporated into the final application. Sometimes, completely unexpected insights occur—but then, that's really what QlikView is all about. Use the time spent with the user to obtain a picture of the features and requirements of the final application.

How to do it

This exercise can take a few minutes or a couple of hours, but it's time well spent. The time required depends on how many...