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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

Chapter 8. Building Dashboards

It's now time to populate our document with charts, tables, and other data visualization objects.

We will first look at the various types of QlikView users, and what they typically look for in a QlikView document. After that we will look at the different chart options available, along with a few other sheet objects, and use them to extend our dashboard. We will also take a more in-depth look at the ways in which we can create basic calculations in the various objects.

Specifically, in this chapter you will learn:

  • The three basic types of QlikView users, and how best to cater to their needs

  • The various charting options available in QlikView

  • Other sheet objects that can be used to add interactivity to our QlikView documents

  • How to create basic calculations

Let's get started!