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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Most organisations and people in business intelligence are aware of the term Data Warehouse and its percieved benefits: A Data Warehouse Delivers Enhanced Business Intelligence A Data Warehouse Saves Time A Data Warehouse Enhances Data Quality and Consistency A Data Warehouse Provides Historical Intelligence by storing snapshots from a live system We can actually do these things with Qlik Sense. This is thanks to the powerful Qlik Engine, the great compression speed...

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The dimensions and measures library has a really handy search function to help end users find fields and measures that they want to drag onto a visualisation. Sometimes the fields are not in the most helpful names, especially if they have been pulled directly from a Database. Sometimes the business will actually have completely different naming conventions for fields. This can make their life hard in...

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If you have just started using Qlik Sense then you may be confused about what exactly the difference between a dimension and measure is in Qlik Sense or Qlikview. Any visualisation can be said to contain dimensions and measures. A measure is a calculation. It is something you need to write an excel function like sum() or count() or an if statement for. If you find yourself...

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A mashup  is a web page that uses content from more than one source to create a single new service displayed in a single graphical interface. In the context of Qlik this means we can combine the powerful Qlik Sense data modelling engine with any type of visualisation and keep our dashboards looking modern as design trends shift since we can combine the latest web technologies...

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Here are some basic steps for deploying a mashup from Qlik Sense Desktop to Qlik Sense Server: Copy the qvf file from your local Qlik folder (by default it is C:\Users\[user]\Documents\Qlik\Sense\Apps) Import the qvf file through the management console (start>apps>import) Make accessible to the right stream (everyone if your just testing) Obtain the server app ID from the URL when in sheet overview inside the app e.g: 5fd30a77-32e7-4f51-a15c-d0d31a34de8b Insert this in the...

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If you are looking for Qlik Sense documentation here are the appropriate links:   General Qlik Sense help for people who need help with the basics: https://help.qlik.com/sense/en-US/online/ Help for developers that want to build extensions, mashups,  create custom connectors or use the API to handle the management console and more! https://help.qlik.com/sense/en-US/developer/...

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In Qlikview there was the input box object that let us set a variable. Currently Qlik Sense doesn't have a native object so here is a really basic extension that does the same thing.   The selection is made when the save button is hit after entry.   http://branch.qlik.com/projects/showthread.php?622-Input-Box-which-updates-a-Variable-in-Qlik-Sense&highlight=input+box...

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