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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

Creating geo maps in Qlik Sense®

Geographical information can be plotted in Qlik Sense by making use of the Map object. In order to create geo maps in Qlik Sense, we need to load the location information, also called point or area data. The location information can be loaded either from a Keyhole Markup Language (KML) file, if available, or a database, web service, or simple Excel file. Data can also be loaded inline, which is what we are going to do in the following recipe.

Getting ready

For the purpose of this recipe, we will make use of inline data loading, which gives us the location information for different countries in the form of latitudes and longitudes:

  1. Create a new Qlik Sense file and name it Geolocations.
  2. Add the following Inline, which that contains the location information for countries:
Load RowNo() As CountryID, *,GeoMakePoint(Latitude, 
     Longitude) As CountryGeoPoint Inline [ 
    Country, Latitude, Longitude 
    Australia, -25.274398,133.775136