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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
Contributors
Preface
Index

Using search strings inside a set modifier


A set modifier contains one or several field names that make up the set expression. We can define a range of values within the selection made in the set modifier. The following recipe makes use of search strings to calculate sales within a specified date range.

Getting ready

For the purpose of this recipe, we will be using an inline data load that contains shipment details for each customer. Load the following script in the Qlik Sense Data load editor:

Sales: 
LOAD DATE(Date#(DeliveryDate,'DD/MM/YYYY')) AS DeliveryDate, 
DATE(Date#(ShipmentDate,'DD/MM/YYYY')) AS ShipmentDate, 
Customer,Month,Volume,Sales,Supplier INLINE [ 
Customer,Month,DeliveryDate,ShipmentDate,Volume,Sales,Supplier 
ABC,Jan,01/01/2015,29/12/2014,100,10000,DEF 
ABC,Feb,02/02/2015,25/01/2015,100,10000,DEF 
ABC,Mar,03/03/2015,02/03/2015,400,12000,DEF 
ABC,Apr,04/04/2015,24/01/2015,100,10000,GHI 
DEF,Feb,03/02/2015,03/02/2015,200,25000,GHI 
DEF,Mar,25/03/2015,21/03/2015,300,25000,GHI...