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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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Surprising data sources

QlikView reads database tables, spreadsheets, XML files, and text files, but did you know that it can also take data from a web page? If you need some standard data from the Internet, there's no need to create your own version. Just grab it from a web page! How about ISO Country Codes? Here's an example.

Open the script and click on Web files… below Data from Files on the right-hand side of the bottom section of the screen. This will open the File Wizard: Source dialogue.

Enter the URL where the table of data resides:

Then, click on Next; in this case, choose @2 under Tables:

Click on Finish, and your script will look something similar to this:

(html, codepage is 1252, embedded labels, table is @2);

Now, you've got a great lookup table in about 30 seconds—and another few seconds to clean it up for your own purposes. One small caveat though...