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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

Customizing the QlikView User Experience

Much of the QlikView User Experience (UX) is customizable. For example, we can develop ways to guide users through a well-defined series of reports or give them the power to create their own reports. We can also allow them to change the interface's language or the currency. In this section, we will create the following UX components:

  • Quick access to supplementary information

  • Dynamic data visualization

  • Regional settings

Quick access to supplementary information

When users notice something interesting in concise visualizations such as numbers, sparklines, and bullet graphs, they often want to take a glance at the details that compose it. For example, in our customer fact sheet, we want to quickly analyze the detail behind the high-level comparison between actual and budget sales. During the design stage we chose to open a detailed comparison by item when the user clicks on vs. Budget, as shown in the following figure:

Exercise 18.4

Let's create the following...