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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 the simple KPI extension


The Simple KPI extension is a great way to create a visualization of several KPIs, broken down by a specific dimension.

Getting ready

To start this recipe, first you need to download the Simple KPI extension from Qlik Branch, by searching for simple kpi 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.

This recipe explains how to use the extension to show several examples of KPI-per-dimension data, without the need to create a separate object for each one.

How to do it…

  1. Open the Automotive.qvf app provided for Chapter 2, Visualizations.
  2. Look in the Country car sales dashboard sheet.
  3. This sheet uses several objects, one for each of the nine top markets, to show market share as a gauge. With Simple KPI, we can a create something similar using one object:
  1. Duplicate the sheet and label it as Simple KPI Dashboard.
  2. Remove all charts (Line chart and Gauge...