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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

Structuring visualizations


As discussed in the introduction, when choosing visualizations, you should start with knowing if you are looking at a comparison, composition, distribution, or relationship.

While this helps in answering a single question effectively, this is often to fulfill the goal that you want to see the information from different angles. Structuring visualizations to easily answer "the next question" keeps consistency in analysis.

While in QlikView, it is common to design a user interface with more interaction than simply filtering the data. Qlik Sense is built with a large focus on the business user and analyst. This recipe involves little practical work and instead, it carries the torch for the expert designers in the product team at Qlik. Here is an example of how and why you should make use of a screen and not just an object.

 

 

Getting ready

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

How to do it…

The charts that were built...