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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

Reusing code

In various areas of this chapter so far, we've suggested that it can be useful to maintain script elements in separate text files that can be included within the QlikView script using an Include or Must_Include construct.

Many organizations, when building their own best practices among their QlikView team, will create a library of such scripts.

One such library that any QlikView developer who is interested in increasing their skill levels should look at is the QlikView Components library created by Rob Wunderlich. Refer to for more information.

This library contains a whole host of functions that, even if a developer wasn't to use them, would be worth reviewing to see how things are done.

As a quick example, something that we do in almost every QlikView application is to generate a Calendar table:

Call Qvc.Calendar(vStartDate, vEndDate, 'Calendar', 'Cal', 1);

That is it!