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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

Setting up a moving annual total figure

A moving annual total (MAT) is the total value of a variable, such as sales figures for a product, over the course of the previous 12 months. This is a rolling yearly sum, so it changes at the end of each month with data from the new month added to the total and data from the first month of the period taken away. You can read more about MAT at

Getting ready

We are going to make use of variables in this recipe. We will define three variables in the script: vMonthFormat, vRolling12Months, and vMaxMonth. Load the following script into your Qlik Sense application:

LET vMonthFormat = 'MMM-YYYY'; 
LET v12MonthsBack = 'Date(AddMonths(max([MonthYear]), - 
LET vMaxMonth='Date(max([MonthYear]),$(vMonthFormat))'; 
Date(Date#(MonthYear, 'MMMYYYY'), 'MMM-YYYY') as MonthYear, 
Month(Date#(MonthYear, 'MMMYYYY')) as Month,