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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 For Each loop to extract files from a folder

Picture a scenario where the month end sales data in an organization is stored in a folder on the network from where it needs to be picked up for reporting purposes. Control statements such as For Each next can be used in Qlik Sense as an approach toward script iteration. The following recipe deals with extracting files in Qlik Sense from a folder, processing them to create QVD files, and then transferring the source files to another folder. In the process, we will also deal with the incremental update of the QVD.

Getting ready

This recipe requires the legacy mode to be activated. The steps are as follows:

  1. To activate the Legacy mode, open the Settings.ini file under C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Qlik\Sense.
  2. Change the value of the StandardReload parameter from 1 to 0.
  3. For this recipe, we make use of four Excel files: January.xlsx, February.xlsx, March.xlsx, and April.xlsx. These files are provided with the chapter and can be downloaded...