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Hands-On Business Intelligence with Qlik Sense

By : Pablo Labbe, Clever Anjos, Kaushik Solanki, Jerry DiMaso
Book Image

Hands-On Business Intelligence with Qlik Sense

By: Pablo Labbe, Clever Anjos, Kaushik Solanki, Jerry DiMaso

Overview of this book

Qlik Sense allows you to explore simple-to-complex data to reveal hidden insights and data relationships to make business-driven decisions. Hands-On Business Intelligence with Qlik Sense begins by helping you get to grips with underlying Qlik concepts and gives you an overview of all Qlik Sense’s features. You will learn advanced modeling techniques and learn how to analyze the data loaded using a variety of visualization objects. You’ll also be trained on how to share apps through Qlik Sense Enterprise and Qlik Sense Cloud and how to perform aggregation with AGGR. As you progress through the chapters, you’ll explore the stories feature to create data-driven presentations and update an existing story. This book will guide you through the GeoAnalytics feature with the geo-mapping object and GeoAnalytics connector. Furthermore, you’ll learn about the self-service analytics features and perform data forecasting using advanced analytics. Lastly, you’ll deploy Qlik Sense apps for mobile and tablet. By the end of this book, you will be well-equipped to run successful business intelligence applications using Qlik Sense's functionality, data modeling techniques, and visualization best practices.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
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Section 1: Qlik Sense and Business Intelligence
Section 2: Data Loading and Modeling
Section 3: Building an Analytical Application
Section 4: Additional Features

Concepts of GeoAnalytics

GeoAnalytics for Qlik Sense is provided as a group of extensions, which, once installed into Qlik Sense Enterprise or Desktop, enables the user to create geographical analysis and a connector that provides load time operations. Some of these extensions are as follows:

  • Map: A map in GeoAnalytics for Qlik Sense consists of a base map and one or more layers that add significance to the map.
  • Layers: Layers can be added to represent information over the base map. By using GeoAnalytics, you can add layers of several types, as follows:
    • Bubble layer: The bubble layer is used when you want to use points (a latitude and longitude pair) that can be colored and scaled by measures.
    • Line layer: The line layer is used when you have the concept of a starting point and ending point (two pairs of latitude and longitude). In this case, the layer will display lines from...