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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


The bar graph is one of the most common data visualizations. This is because it is simply the best way of comparing the difference in value across a single item.

  • Goal: Increase product subscriptions
  • Question: Why does a subset of similar products not respond as positively as others in the same market?
  • Analysis: Combo chart

Getting ready

We will make use of the same Chapter 2 – Sales.qvf application used in the Relationships recipe.

How to do it…

  1. From the application overview, click the button in the top right-hand corner and click the Create new sheet button. Name this sheet Comparison.
  2. Once inside the newly created sheet, go to the Charts asset pane and double-click the Combo chart button.
  3. Add Product Group as a dimension.
  4. Next, add Sum (Sales) as the first measure. Label it Sales.
  5. Add sum ([Sales Qty]) as the second measure. Label it Sales Qty.
  6. For the Sales Qty measure:
    • Change the default display format for the expression from Bars to Marker
    • Right below the display format options, there...