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 ...

Cool BI Visualization: Bubble Chart of Obama’s Budget Proposal

How $3.7 Trillion Is Spent Mr. Obama’s budget proposal includes $3.7 trillion in spending in 2013, and forecasts a $901 billion deficit. The proposal forecasts a $901 billion deficit. Circles are sized according to the proposed spending. Color shows amount of cut or increase from 2012. Explore every nook and cranny of President Obama’s federal budget ...

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 ...

Is it a Dimension, a Fact, or Both?

Matt Floyd‘s insight: Is it a fact or a dimension? When starting out in dimensional modeling, this can be tricky. Well, this likely continues to be tricky sometimes. Facts are generally regarded as measures of the core business, and dimensions are usually descriptors of those facts. Good reference article from the Kimball Group. Joy Mundy ...

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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