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QlikView: Advanced Data Visualization

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

Income statement

An income statement is an essential report for all the business's stakeholders. We'll take an executive's perspective for our user story.

Financial statements have been around for so long that most business users are going to want to see them in the format that they are accustomed to. As legacy reporting in QlikView involves using advanced methods, let's take the time to create them in their standard format. We will then look at how we can make a report more visual and easier to understand at a glance.

In the following income statement example, we start by calculating the sales that we generated during the course of the year. Proceeding downward through the report, we subtract the costs and expenses that were incurred in these same period. Then at certain moments in the report, we calculate a subtotal. For example, gross profit is sales minus costs, operating profit is gross profit minus expenses, and net profit is operating profit minus other concepts, such as taxes and interest...