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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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A few coding tips

There are many ways to improve things in QlikView. Some are techniques, and some are just useful things to know or do. Here are a few of our favorite ones.

Keep the coding style constant

As you'll see in Chapter 7, Improving Chart Performance and Usability, there's actually more to this than just being a tidy developer. So, always code your function names in the same way—it doesn't matter which style you use (unless you have installation standards that require a particular style). For example, you could use MonthStart(), monthstart(), or MONTHSTART(). They're all equally valid, but for consistency, choose one and stick to it.


This feature wasn't documented at all until quite a late service release of v11.2, but it's very useful. If you use INCLUDE and the file you're trying to include can't be found, QlikView will silently ignore it. The consequences of this are unpredictable, ranging from strange behavior to an outright script failure....