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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

Managing variables in the script and layout

Qlik Sense provides the option to define variables in the script and in the user interface.

The variable editor interface enlists the existing variables created in the script, and provides the user with the option to create new variables as well.

Getting ready

For the purpose of this recipe, we will make use of an inline data load that gives the sales information for four countries:

  1. Create a new Qlik Sense application, and call it QS_Variables.
  2. Load the following script in the application:
Country, Sales,COS 
USA, 1000,500 
UK, 2000,1000 
France, 3000,2500 
Germany, 4000,4700 
Let vTemporary = 'Sum(Sales)'; 
Let vRedColor=RGB (255, 0, 0); 
Let fSales= vTemporary; 
Let vTemporary = null(); 

How to do it…

  1. Open the QS_Variables application.
  2. Create a new sheet called Sales, and go to the Edit sheet mode for the sheet.
  3. While in Edit sheet mode, notice that we have a new icon,
    , in the lower-left corner. Click on the icon to open...