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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
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Exciting users with a prototype, then throwing it away

As consumers, we all like to see what we might purchase, whether it's in a store or online. In the same way, users like to see something before they fully commit. Often, this means that a prototype or proof of concept (POC) must be built.


It's hard to sell something that can't be seen or touched. Fortunately, it's possible to build a prototype quickly with QlikView, and this can be shown to the potential user audience. If you have already worked with the user to understand the data sources and likely features, this step would follow on quite easily. It is possible that you do not have access to the real data sources, and you could be using a subset of data that is in a spreadsheet or flat file. This is fine; however, never build on the prototype code—throw it away! We'll explain why you should take this approach.

How to do it

There are a number of dictionary definitions of the word prototype, but the one nearest to what needs...