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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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Change logs

Unfortunately, one of the things QlikView is not great at is version control. It can be really hard to see what has been done between versions of a document, and using the -prj folder feature can be extremely tedious and not necessarily helpful. So, this means that you, as the developer, need to maintain some discipline over version control.

To do this, ensure that right at the top of your script, you have an area of comments that looks something similar to this:

// Demo.qvw
// Roger Stone - One QV Ltd - 04-Jul-2015
// Sample code for QlikView Unlocked - Chapter 6
// Initial version 0.1
// - Pull in ISO table from Internet and local Excel data
// Version 0.2
// Remove unused fields and rename incoming ISO table fields to 
// match local spreadsheet

Ensure that you update this every time you make a change. You could make this even more helpful by explaining why the change was made and not just what change was made. You should also comment expressions...