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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

Reference lines in a Sales versus Target gauge chart

Recently, while delivering a proof of concept, I was asked by a customer if we could create a "Stephen Few Bullet chart" in Sense. This is not possible out of the box, for the simple reason that a bullet chart involves overlaying a bar chart on top of a gauge chart, and overlaying objects in Sense is not allowed. So, I thought of delivering the same result using just the gauge chart and making use of reference lines.

Getting ready

Load the following script in the Qlik Sense Data load editor; it gives information about theSalesandTargetvalues for four countries:

Country, Sales, Target 
USA, 10000, 8500 
UK, 7000, 9500 
Germany, 5000, 4500 
Japan, 6000, 6000 

How to do it…

  1. Drag a Gauge chart object onto the sheet from the Assets panel on the left.
  2. Click on Add measure and type in the following expression. Label it as Sales vs Target:
  1. Under Add-ons, click on the Reference lines and add a Reference lineexpression...