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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

Loading data quickly

In Chapter 3, Best Practices for Loading Data, we discussed fast loading using incremental load and binary load.

The fastest way of loading data into QlikView is to use the Binary statement. Binary will load the whole data table, symbol tables, and other data from one QVW file (Qlik Sense can binary load from either a QVW or QVF file).

The fastest way of getting a single table into QlikView is from an optimized load QVD because it contains a data table and symbol table.

In this section, we will explore some other options that we need to be aware of to load data quickly.

Understanding compression settings

This might not fit exactly into a chapter on script, but it is something that we need to be aware of and because the script defines the data size, the compression setting will define the on-disk size of the Qlik file. By default, QlikView will compress a QVW file when saving it using a high compression setting. We can change this so that medium compression is used, or we...