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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

Adding thumbnails to a clear environment

It is easy to skip over minor features of a BI platform. Unlike Qlikview, which has a large amount of options for chart customizations, Qlik Sense features are more universal. The majority of components will be relevant to you and, as such, should be given due consideration. Here, our aim is to simplify the environment by adding thumbnails and metadata descriptions at a high level to the application and the sheets within.

Getting ready

Open the Qlik Sense Desktop hub and either open up an existing application or create a new one.

How to do it...

  1. Find an image you want to use as the thumbnail for your application. Copy the image into the following folder:C:\Users\*your own user folder*\Documents\ Qlik\Sense\Content\Default\
  2. From the App overview screen, click on the edit 
     button in the top-right corner.
  1. Give your application a Title and Description.
  2. Adjacent to the Title and Description window is the area for the application thumbnail. Click the Change thumbnail...