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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

Using the colormix1 function

Heat maps are a common requirement in most of the BI implementations. A colormix1 function helps to create a gradient between two colors. Look at the following recipe to understand the use of this function.

Getting ready

We will make use of a simple inline load for this recipe. Perform the following steps to get started:

  1. Create a new Qlik Sense application. Name it HeatMaps_Colormix1.
  2. Open the Data load editor.
  3. Load the following script that gives you information about actuals and budget for products:
Product, Actuals, Budget
Footwear, 100000, 120000
Tyres, 180000, 150000
Mountain Bikes, 250000, 195000
Road Bikes, 200000, 225000
Chains, 80000, 90000
Helmets, 240000,160001
Gloves, 56000,125000
Pedals, 45000,100000
Rucksacks, 300000,450000

How to do it…

  1. Open the App overview and create a new sheet.
  2. Create a Bar chart on the sheet
  3. Use Product as the dimension.
  4. Use Sum (Actuals) as the measure and label it as Actuals.
  5. Switch off Auto colors to activate...