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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

Packaging the code in script files


Script files are complete blocks of code that are stored in external files such as .qvs or .txt, and they can be included in your application with a single reference. They are conceptually similar to the subroutines that are covered in How to use subroutines in Qlik Sense® recipe in this chapter. However, there is a subtle difference in the usage. QVS simply stands for QlikView Script File.

Everything from data sources, expressions, and visualizations can be governed centrally and the script files can be leveraged in a similar way to help build standards in backend data preparation across multiple applications.

Getting ready

Open a new QlikSense application and create a data connection in a folder where you want to store your script files, as shown in the following example:

How to do it…

  1. Open a Notepad document.
  2. Copy the following subroutine script (a simplified version of the calendar code from the previous recipe) into the Notepad document:
SUB Calendar(vMinDate...