Adam Cooke

I currently work as a consultant for Qlik, a software company doing some interesting stuff in business intelligence. Check it out Qlik.com. I write this blog to showcase some technical bits that I hope will be useful to others.
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So this is likely only going to be valuable if you are doing something more advanced with Qlik Sense in a web application or custom on demand scenario.   Let me know what your up too - I'm always interested!   This is a complete list of all Qlik Sense QRS endpoints and POST GET PUT and DELETE paths that you will need if you are doing something advanced like...

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This extension lets you use videos as a background to your Qlik Sense Dashboard. In this example I connected aerial views of different energy sources to selections made on the dashboard. It certainly adds something eye catching to your standard Qlik sense dashboard. It only works when using Qlik Sense through a browser with Qlik sense desktop or server.     You can use any video URL to...

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Hello! This is a file that contains all longitude and latitudes for the US zip codes. It has proven really useful for Qlik Sense Mapping visualizations. It contains the latitude and longitude of every United States zipcode. It also includes the City, State and County of eaech zip code. You can use this file in a tool like Qlik Sense to make fancy maps like the one below: You can...

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ukpostcodes

Hello! This is a file I created by scraping data from a freely available Geographical API. It has proven really useful for Qlik Sense Mapping visualizations. It contains the latitude and longitude of every uk postcode. It also includes the Easting, Northing, Grid Reference, District, Ward, District Code, Ward Code and Country.   You can use this file in a tool like Qlik Sense to make fancy maps like...

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Recently I was trying to use dates as one of the dimensions inside an extension.   Qlik can deal with lots of types of dates, when they are passed to the extension they come through in both a text format in the way they were formatted within Qlik using the date time functions and the Qlik Serial Number. This is handy, but since I wanted the extension to work...

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Personally, I don't have anything against a pie chart in the right context. Some people hate pie charts/donut charts, I do not hold such strong views. Really when considering using a pie chart with a dynamic tool like Qlik Sense or Tableau, it's more about understanding the context. Pie Charts are one of the best visualizations when they are comparing two values in a snapshot. They are also one...

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linechartmini

One of the easiest charts to create in Qlik Sense or Excel or any BI tool is a line chart. Very good for showing trends over time but also very easy to make look like spaghetti or a pile of string if not thought about correctly.   See what I mean?   Here are a couple of alternatives while still using the line chart to make the data more readable. Use space to...

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particle.js visualisations

Here is a great well built visualisation library that could easily be transformed into a data powered visualisation to use with Qlik. Psychedelic! Here are some horrible monstrosities I created playing around with the JSON config:   [gallery ids="2691,2690,2689,2688"]   Check the library out at http://vincentgarreau.com/particles.js/#default Heres a live demo: See the Pen particles.js by Vincent Garreau (@VincentGarreau) on CodePen. ...

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