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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

How to import extensions (Desktop and Server)

So, you found a cool extension in Qlik Branch and want to use it in your Qlik Sense app. How should you do this?

This recipe will show you how to do this using Qlik Sense Desktop.

Getting ready

This recipe is a continuation of the previous recipe. So, we will be using the same extension, qsVariable, to show how to import it to your desktop.

How to do it…

  1. Open the extension folder located at C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Qlik\Sense\Extensions\.
  2. Paste the file and unzip it, creating a subfolder named variable.
  1. After decompression has finished, check whether the files are stored inside C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Qlik\Sense\Extensions\variable.
  2. Now, we will check whether Qlik Sense recognizes the new extension, so open Qlik Sense Desktop.
  3. Open an existing app and edit an existing sheet.
  4. Select Custom objects in the panel on the left.
  5. Search for Variable in the object search box.

The resulting output will be as follows:

How it works...