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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

Effectively using the KPI object in Qlik Sense®

A visualization should provide the user with a clear and effective presentation of the data. Numbers have an impact and they contain a message. Key performance indicators demonstrate the importance of numbers in business and also communicate the health of the business to the audience.

Getting ready

We will make use of the application from the preceding recipe. The application has the following script loaded; it gives information on theSalesandTargetvalues for four countries:

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

How to do it…

  1. Go to theApp overviewand create a new sheet.
  2. Name the sheet KPI and open it.
  3. Go to Edit mode by clicking on 
  4. Drag the 
     object from the assets panel onto the sheet.
  5. Next, add the following measure:
  1. Name the label Sales vs Target.
  2. Once we add the measure, we can see a host of properties, such as number format, color, and so...