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Let’s face it — One of the facets of the fourth industrial revolution is the proliferation of data and the need for harnessing data for decision making. Much has been written by the likes of Dr. Edward Tufte and Stephen Few about effective data visualizations to empower organizations to know what’s happening and what needs...
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Should a BI developer need to learn SQL(or not)? These invigorating questions would pass through your mind if you are into Business Intelligence, either you are interested or inclined to explore one? It would indeed be puzzling if you are asked to perform some queries with SQL from users to look at the data integrity...
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Every year, Gartner publishes its annual business intelligence magic quadrant. Those of us passionate about Qlik anxiously await to see Qlik as a leader in the quadrant for the past six years. This simple yet effective visualization provides context that matters most to analyze data and gain insight from it. When it comes to data,...
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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....
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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 —...
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As we all know, businesses love ad hoc reporting. Ad hoc reports empower the business users to create reports which caters to their needs. In this post I am not going to explain how this can be done in Qlik (as this has been explained in Customizable Straight Table by Jennell McIntire), but talk about...
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Most of us who have worked with both QlikView and Qlik Sense is aware of various aggregate functions that we can use in the script as well as charts. The family of functions known as aggregation functions consists of functions that take multiple field values as their input and return a single result, where the...
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