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Qlik Sense Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Pablo Labbe, Philip Hand, Neeraj Kharpate
Book Image

Qlik Sense Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Pablo Labbe, Philip Hand, Neeraj Kharpate

Overview of this book

Qlik Sense allows you to explore simple and complex data to reveal hidden insight and data relationships that help you make quality decisions for overall productivity. An expert Qlik Sense user can use its features for business intelligence in an enterprise environment effectively. Qlik Sense Cookbook is an excellent guide for all aspiring Qlik Sense developers and will empower you to create featured desktop applications to obtain daily insights at work. This book takes you through the basics and advanced functions of Qlik Sense February 2018 release. You’ll start with a quick refresher on obtaining data from data files and databases, and move on to some more refined features including visualization, and scripting, as well as managing apps and user interfaces. You will then understand how to work with advanced functions like set analysis and set expressions. As you make your way through this book, you will uncover newly added features in Qlik Sense such as new visualizations, label expressions and colors for dimension and measures. By the end of this book, you will have explored various visualization extensions to create your own interactive dashboard with the required tips and tricks. This will help you overcome challenging situations while developing your applications in Qlik Sense.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell


A typical Qlik Sense application should always follow the Dashboard Analysis Reporting (DAR) methodology. This methodology focuses on developing a dashboard sheet followed by an analysis sheet and then a reports sheet. The dashboard projects the high-level figures of the business; the analysis sheet gives more control to the end user to filter the data, while the reports sheet has the detailed information at a granular level.


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While this concept can be easily implemented within the application, it is easy to forget the best design practices that help in making the applications more engaging for users. An optimal design will convey the right information to the right people at the right time. This will elevate the decision-making process within the organization.

This chapter focuses on some of the key concepts in data visualization that will help the users...