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I owe debt of gratitude to my friend, Dalton Ruer, for this blog post inspiration. He often writes about data context with his signature phrase — Context is King. That inspiration made me research useful functions that I can use for data brushing. Brushing is the process of interactively selecting data items from a visual representation. The original intention of brushing is to highlight brushed data items in different views of...
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CONCAT function is a lesser-known yet a powerful aggregation function. Since it is an aggregation function, you can use it in a Set Analysis expression. That opens up a world of possibilities for creative minds. In this blog post, I want to present a few good use cases to leverage the CONCAT function’s power. First, we will use the CONCAT function to include or exclude field values by triggering an...
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As you master QlikView or Qlik Sense, understanding how the script engine works under the hood will not only improve your ability to troubleshoot reload errors but also help you appreciate and marvel the power of the preceding load in your script. Let’s understand how the script load engine parses the script first. Then it will be easier to understand why preceding load comes handy when you create multiple transformations...
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If you are a Qlik developer, you know how to load data from Excel as it is a fairly straight forward process. But, what if you need to extract each sheet name as you load the respective table from Excel? Let’s explore the steps first. Load all tables first (All sheets within an Excel file)Loop through tables to extract sheet nameLoop through all the sheets from step 2 and add...
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With limited real estate, showing legend for each chart may not be a good idea, especially if you are trying to increase the data-ink. Data-ink was a term coined by Dr. Edward Tufte. The idea is to increase the number of pixels that tell the data stories effectively. One of the issues user face — in Qlik Sense — without a legend is to identify dimension value associated with a...
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