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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
Contributors
Preface
Index

Associating persistent colors to field values using the script


The best practices say that a designer should avoid using bar charts with multi-colored bars or avoid having too many colors in any of your chart objects. But, at times, we need to cater to the demands of the organization and take an uncalled for approach to designing. The following recipe explains how to associate a distinct field value with different colors in the Qlik Sense script.

Getting ready

This recipe serves as a good example to demonstrate the use of the pick function in the script. Perform the following steps to get started:

  1. Create a new Qlik Sense application and name it Persistent Colors.
  2. Open the Data load editor.
  3. Load the following script that contains information about the actuals and budget of four products. The script is available for download on the Packt Publishing website:
ProductsTemp:
LOAD * INLINE [
Product, Actuals, Budget
Footwear, 100000, 120000
Tyres, 180000, 150000
Mountain Bikes, 250000, 195000
Road Bikes...