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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

How to use subroutines in Qlik Sense®

At times, it is mandatory to use the same set of code at different places in the script. To achieve this, developers will sometimes use a copy and paste approach. However, this makes it difficult to maintain and read the script. It is always advised to create subroutines and then simply call them as and when needed.

In the following recipe, we use subroutines to create QlikView Data (QVDs) file and store them in a specific folder. We also generate fields using various functions within the subroutines, which also helps in auditing the QVD files.

Getting ready

  1. This recipe makes use of certain functions such as QVDTablename, QVDNoOfFields, and QVDNoOfRecords, which don't work in the normal script mode in Qlik Sense. Hence, we need to activate the legacy mode by following the steps given in the recipe entitled How to activate legacy mode in Qlik sense in Chapter 1, Getting Started with the Data.
  2. Once the legacy mode is activated, open Qlik Sense Desktop and...