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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

Choosing the right client

Qlik Sense provides access to applications from the web browser or mobile applications. Each client provides at least a few of the features we will see in the following list:

  • Desktop or tablet browser:
    • Can create content (applications, sheets, objects, bookmarks, and stories) and also navigate and visualize content
    • Can publish and manage published applications that you own
  • Mobile browser:
    • Can only navigate and visualize content (applications, sheets, and visualizations)
    • Can play stories but not edit them or create new stories
    • Can create bookmarks and use existing bookmarks

The mobile browser is the best choice for online use. We can create bookmarks that can be used to reduce the data usage of an app that we need to download as a mobile app.

  • Mobile application:
    • Can only navigate through and visualize content (applications, sheets, and visualizations...