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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

Navigating many data points in a scatter chart

The following recipe showcases an interesting concept in the use of scatter charts in Qlik Sense. This feature is available from version 2.0+ of Qlik Sense.

Getting ready

Load the following code into your Qlik Sense application:

 Round(1000*Rand()*Rand()*Rand()) as Sales,
 Round(10*Rand()*Rand()*Rand()) as Quantity,
 RecNo() as TransID
Autogenerate 1000000
 While rand()<0.5 or IterNo()=1;

How to do it…

  1. Create a new sheet and drag a Scatter plot chart object onto the content page.
  2. Add TransID as a dimension.
  3. Add Sum(Sales) as the first measure. Label it Sales.
  4. Add Sum(Quantity) as the second measure. Label it Quantity.
  5. Click on Done.
  6. Name the chart Sales vs Quantity.
  7. You will notice that you cannot select data inside the chart as you can with every other Qlik Sense visualization. To navigate the data, you have to scroll in and out using the mouse wheel. The object will look like the following screenshot try scrolling in:
  1. As you zoom...