Qlik Tips: List Boxes should be on the right!

Stephen Redmond of Qliktips has a compelling article about why Qlikview list boxes should be on the right side of the page, not the left. Read on and you decide. He has me 90% convinced… Every QlikView demo that I have seen has the list boxes – the primary “Qlik” object in QlikView – on ...

How to Lose the Legend in Qlikview Line Charts

Gregor Aisch and Stephen Redmond have been taking cues from Tufte when they set out to get rid of legends on line charts. It’s all about the ink-to-data ratio, you know (Tufte). Gregor says: Separate legends are the worst-case scenario in the line chart world. Often one can find the legend below the chart, or ...

QlikView Governance Dashboard

Qlikview is offering a Qlikview Governance Dashboard to allow monitoring all aspects of the QV files, server, users, and performance. Qlikview says: QlikView administrators have frequently sought out tools to help them meet the demands of their growing and successful QlikView deployment. These demands include; keeping up with the changes in their data sources, validating ...

Twitter Connector for QlikView

QVSource has released a Twitter connector in their stable of connectors. Twitter is one of the more popular microblogging social media platforms, with over 500 million active users sending over 340 million Tweets per day. Tweets are now an integral part of daily life for many people, influencing their decisions and is used extensively on ...

QlikCommunity: QlikView Design Blog : Data Types in QlikView

You know, I never really, really thought too much about it before for some reason, but Henric Cronström’s post on data types makes sense: Qlikview doesn’t have them. There are no data types in QlikView. This is not a limitation – it is conscious design decision. One of the initial requirements of QlikView was that it ...

Qlikview Expressor to end Qlikview Scripting?

Love this article about Qlikview’s acquisition of Expressor. Great headline — no more scripting! I doubt it — but an inline ETL tool like Expressor should help with one of Qlikview’s main problems as a BI tool, as expressed in the article: One of the biggest shortcomings of QlikTech’s current QlikView product is the lack ...

Using QV Extensions: Change the green selection color

Barry Harmsen,  from the QlikFix blog, wrote an excellent post about using an QV extension to change aspects of QV documents on the Ajax deployment, or web view of QV. Barry writes: Today I read the blog post “Green Is The Colour” by Henric Cronström on QlikTech’s Business Discovery Blog. In this post, Henric points ...

QlikView Design Blog : Why don’t my dates work?

Henric Cronström of the Qlikview Design blog writes about how, often, dates do not properly work in Qlikview. This blog article does a fantastic job in explaining what’s happening with those rogue dates. A common recurring question on the QlikCommunity forum is around dates that don’t work. Here follows a help on fixing the three ...

Concatenating (and NOCONCATENATE) in Qlikview 3

Barry Harmsen over at Qlikfix put together a nice post about the CONCATENATE script function, and that got me onto other posts that clarify and give examples on the proper use of this powerful feature. From Barry’s post: One of the subjects I often see new QlikView developers struggle with, especially those without prior database ...

Clippy’s cousin, Qlikky: QlikView Easter Egg

Qlikview has coded an Easter Egg into the application… here’s a cute one: a send-off on Microsoft’s often maligned Clippy. Thanks to Barry Harmsen at Qlikfix for pointing this out. A fun little easter egg that shows the boys and girls at QlikView R&D have a sense of humor. Entering the expression: =’qmem://<bundled>/Images/clippy.png’ into a text object ...
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