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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 Reload button extension

In some use cases, we need to enable the user to reload the app by himself, but we shouldn't let the user open the Data load editor to do this action, or enter edit mode to push the Reload button under the Fields panel.

To solve this, we can use the Reload button extension.

Getting ready

To start this recipe, first you need to download the Reload button extension from Qlik Branch, by searching for the reload button in the search box:

After downloading the extension, install the extension in your Qlik Sense Desktop or server, following the previous recipe about importing extensions.

The recipe explains how to use the extension to set a Reload button in your app.

How to do it…

  1. Open an existing app you already have access to the base data you load in the app.
  2. Edit an existing sheet.
  3. Make some space to add the Reload button.
  4. Search for the reload object in the Custom objects panel.
  5. Drag and drop the Reload button object to the content area.
  6. Add the following text as a footnote...