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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

Measuring statistical data with box plot charts

If you need to compare a range and distribution of numerical data, the box plot is the best choice. With the box plot, you can easily see the ranges and outliers using one of the three presets:

  • Standard (J Tukey method)
  • Percentile based
  • Standard deviation

Each preset leads to different results in the box plot graph.

Getting ready

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

How to do it…

  1. In the application overview, click on the button in the top right-hand corner and click on the Create new sheet button. Name this sheet Boxplot.
  2. Once inside the newly created sheet, go to the Charts asset pane and double-click on the Box plot chart button
  3. In the properties pane to the right of your screen, click on Dimensions and click Add.
  4. Select Field capital city as the first dimension.
  5. Add OICA region as the second dimension.
  6. Add the following line as the measure and label it Total Car Sales:
Sum([Car sales]...