QlikView Unlocked

Unlock more than 50 amazing tips and tricks to enhance your QlikView skills

QlikView Unlocked

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Roger Stone, Andrew Dove

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ISBN 139781785285127
Paperback196 pages

Book Description

QlikView is considered as one of the most used tool for Business Intelligence (BI). An efficient BI tool should provide five important capabilities for effective data analysis—collection (gathering important information), reporting, analysis (the ability to interact with data), visualization (the presentation of data), and discovery (exploring data). QlikView offers all these necessary skills required to deal with big data in real-world scenarios.

QlikView Unlocked will provide you with new insights to get the very best from QlikView. This book will help you to develop skills to work with data efficiently. We will cover all the secrets of unleashing the full power of QlikView, which will enable you to make better use of the tool and create better results for future projects.

In the course of this book, we will walk you through techniques and best practices that will enable you to be more productive. You will gain quick insights into the tool with the help of short steps called ”keys,” which will help you discover new features of QlikView. Moving on you will learn new techniques for data visualization, scripting, data modeling, and more. This book will then cover best practices to help you establish an efficient system with improved performance. We will also teach you some tricks that will help you speed up development processes, monitor data with dashboards, and so on.

By the end of this book, you will have gained beneficial tips, tricks, and techniques to enhance the overall experience of working with QlikView.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Behind Every Successful Project Is a Plan
Why infrastructure is important
Environments and architecture
Building a reusable, maintainable environment
QlikView projects need discipline too!
Can you deliver?
Summary
Chapter 2: Building the Correct Environment
Creating and enforcing site standards
Designing a site-style template
Making document names meaningful
Separation of responsibilities, change management, and thinking about security
Understanding the differences in environments
Summary
Chapter 3: Are You Sitting Comfortably? Be More Productive
A bit more about license types
Make yourself comfortable and productive
Never lose your work
Some useful global settings
Some best practices for developers
Hidden features – Easter eggs
A few do's and don'ts
Summary
Chapter 4: It's All About Understanding the Data
Understanding the data you're working with
Even a few list and table boxes tell you and the user a lot
Exciting users with a prototype, then throwing it away
Dirty data and what to do about it
Is this the right place for this data?
Building a structure of QVD layers
Incremental loads and performance
Summary
Chapter 5: The Right Data Model Pays Dividends
Synthetic keys and why they're sometimes bad news
Link tables
Avoiding loops in the data model
Simplify, simplify, simplify – never have subtables that you don't need
Data islands, single calendars, and set analysis
Avoiding problems with JOIN
Summary
Chapter 6: Make It Easy on Yourself – Some QlikView Tips and Tricks
A few coding tips
Surprising data sources
Include files
Change logs
Calculations and flags in the script
Previous() and Peek() functions
Preceding load on preceding load
Finding min and max
Autonumber
Reading from a spreadsheet
Summary
Chapter 7: Improving Chart Performance and Usability
Don't forget screen performance
Cached expressions
Multiple selection criteria
Copying expressions
Reusing chart expressions
Hidden graphics
Making charts more readable
Resizing objects
Stopping objects from being moved
Defaulting the scroll bar to the right of a chart
Summary
Chapter 8: To Deployment and Beyond
Security and Section Access
Why server jobs fail
Deploying from development to UAT and on to production
The golden source
Why Publisher isn't always a good thing
Your two best friends
It will never be perfect but it will be close
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Build the QlikView environment correctly so that it is flexible and robust
  • Deliver a successful QlikView project
  • Understand and implement QlikView best practices
  • Discover the best way to prototype, develop, and deploy applications
  • Overcome data modeling challenges
  • Explore the in’s and out’s of Section Access
  • Solve post-deployment issues in Server and Publisher

 

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Behind Every Successful Project Is a Plan
Why infrastructure is important
Environments and architecture
Building a reusable, maintainable environment
QlikView projects need discipline too!
Can you deliver?
Summary
Chapter 2: Building the Correct Environment
Creating and enforcing site standards
Designing a site-style template
Making document names meaningful
Separation of responsibilities, change management, and thinking about security
Understanding the differences in environments
Summary
Chapter 3: Are You Sitting Comfortably? Be More Productive
A bit more about license types
Make yourself comfortable and productive
Never lose your work
Some useful global settings
Some best practices for developers
Hidden features – Easter eggs
A few do's and don'ts
Summary
Chapter 4: It's All About Understanding the Data
Understanding the data you're working with
Even a few list and table boxes tell you and the user a lot
Exciting users with a prototype, then throwing it away
Dirty data and what to do about it
Is this the right place for this data?
Building a structure of QVD layers
Incremental loads and performance
Summary
Chapter 5: The Right Data Model Pays Dividends
Synthetic keys and why they're sometimes bad news
Link tables
Avoiding loops in the data model
Simplify, simplify, simplify – never have subtables that you don't need
Data islands, single calendars, and set analysis
Avoiding problems with JOIN
Summary
Chapter 6: Make It Easy on Yourself – Some QlikView Tips and Tricks
A few coding tips
Surprising data sources
Include files
Change logs
Calculations and flags in the script
Previous() and Peek() functions
Preceding load on preceding load
Finding min and max
Autonumber
Reading from a spreadsheet
Summary
Chapter 7: Improving Chart Performance and Usability
Don't forget screen performance
Cached expressions
Multiple selection criteria
Copying expressions
Reusing chart expressions
Hidden graphics
Making charts more readable
Resizing objects
Stopping objects from being moved
Defaulting the scroll bar to the right of a chart
Summary
Chapter 8: To Deployment and Beyond
Security and Section Access
Why server jobs fail
Deploying from development to UAT and on to production
The golden source
Why Publisher isn't always a good thing
Your two best friends
It will never be perfect but it will be close
Summary

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ISBN 139781785285127
Paperback196 pages
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