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QlikView: Advanced Data Visualization

By : Miguel Angel Garcia, Barry Harmsen, Stephen Redmond, Karl Pover
Book Image

QlikView: Advanced Data Visualization

By: Miguel Angel Garcia, Barry Harmsen, Stephen Redmond, Karl Pover

Overview of this book

QlikView is one of the most flexible and powerful business intelligence platforms around, and if you want to transform data into insights, it is one of the best options you have at hand. Use this Learning Path, to explore the many features of QlikView to realize the potential of your data and present it as impactful and engaging visualizations. Each chapter in this Learning Path starts with an understanding of a business requirement and its associated data model and then helps you create insightful analysis and data visualizations around it. You will look at problems that you might encounter while visualizing complex data insights using QlikView, and learn how to troubleshoot these and other not-so-common errors. This Learning Path contains real-world examples from a variety of business domains, such as sales, finance, marketing, and human resources. With all the knowledge that you gain from this Learning Path, you will have all the experience you need to implement your next QlikView project like a pro. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: • QlikView for Developers by Miguel Ángel García, Barry Harmsen • Mastering QlikView by Stephen Redmond • Mastering QlikView Data Visualization by Karl Pover
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
QlikView: Advanced Data Visualization

Sales perspective data model

Our company sells gadgets to customers throughout the United States and our sales perspective data model is based on data from an ERP system. The following figure shows the data model that we are going to work with throughout this chapter:

Exercise 12.1

With the following steps, let's migrate the sales perspective container from the book's exercise files to where we've installed QDF on our computers and start to explore the data together:

  1. In the Ch. 2 folder of the book's exercise files, copy the container called 1001.Sales_Perspective to the QDF folder that is located on your computer. By default, the QDF folder will be C:\Qlik\SourceDate.

  2. In the QDF folder, open the VariableEditor Shortcut in the 0.Administration container.

  3. Click Container Map Editor. If the button hangs, then enable the Open Databases in Read and Write mode in the Setting tab of the Edit Script window and try again.

  4. In the container map table, go to the empty line after 99.Shared_Folders, and under...