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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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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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Dixit’s last article on how to use parameterized variables in both QlikView and Qlik Sense generated a good bit of buzz. Many asked questions about nested parameterized variables. I thought of creating a sequel post to use new features in Qlik Sense April 2020 release to show how to nest parameterized variables using dollar-sign expansion....
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The parameterized variable is a simple functionality, but very powerful. I have used it in many projects where I see the requirement to create multiple metrics with small variance in the calculation. For example, calculate average orders over 30, 60, and 90 days. For this requirement, instead of creating three separate calculations, you can create...
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Both QlikView and Qlik Sense can interchangeably use QVD files. If you have QVD files created by QlikView and if you are embarking on Qlik Sense to develop new applications, you can leverage existing QVD files. That said, you may want to create a Qlik Sense application to show QVD metadata from all extract layer...
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Our goal with these short tips & trick videos is to shed light on the Qlik scripting and visualization concepts in a series of short videos. File Concatenation & Date Function How to Re-Use Master Items How to Set a Qlik Sense Default Page Peek() vs. Previous() Download ODAG Example QVF
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