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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

Using the Declare and Derive functions to generate Calendar fields

Defining a master calendar in Qlik Sense is a common requirement, and can be done using the Time and Date functions. With Sense, Qlik has introduced the Declare and Derive functions, which make it easier to create the Calendar definition. This is still not commonly used, as most Qlik Sense developers stick to their old calendar scripts, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, these functions are worth exploring.

Getting ready

Load the following part of the script, which gives information on organization sales, into the Qlik Sense application:

LOAD Product, OrderNo ,DATE(Date#( InvoiceDate,'DD/MM/YYYY')) as 
Sales INLINE [ 
3/3/2014,Brake Oil,102,6500 

How to do it…

Using the INLINE table specified in the preceding code, we will generate a master calendar. We will generate the fields...