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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

Using some useful inter-record functions

When creating calculations on a chart, in some situations, you may want to reference a value of a previous record in the chart, or reference a column in a table chart with a predefined expression. We can use an inter-record function to help us with this requirement.

These are the inter-record functions we will learn:

  • Above()
  • Column()

Before starting the examples, we will create a new sheet with the name Inter-Record. The following steps will help us to create and use a new sheet:

  1. Open the app and click on Create new sheet
  2. Set the title of the sheet to Inter-Record
  3. Click on the sheet icon to save the title, and then open the sheet to start creating

Calculating sales variance year over year