A Qlikview Seeing is Believing Meeting

I love this gem from Ed Bobrin, at QlikDecision blog. It outlines a typical meeting he has with a potential client staff, and his breakdown of a seeing-is-believing meeting with them. I just came out of a meeting with a prospective customer (not to be named).  Somewhat of a typical meeting with a group of ...

The future of BI in two words: Qlikview and Tableau

Ted Cuzzillo from DataDoodle shares a similar thought I’ve had for years. I haven’t reconciled it entirely either. On a recent talk with a hospital BI staff, I was asked if I can compare and contract Tableau and Qlikview. My response was that Tableau is more of a data discovery, free wheeling tool, and Qlikview ...

Ways to Ask Questions with QlikView: Good End User Video

I recently sent this video to a Qlikview end user who was having trouble choosing Qlikview over legacy Excel charting. It’s brief and it gives a nice tour of the end user experience. From Qlikview: You can ask streams of questions in many ways with QlikView. Do a search — either a direct search or ...

Using Color Functions and Variables to Set Chart Colors

You may have noticed when assigning colors to charts, they do not “stick”. That’s because the charts can’t have any missing elements in them. I’ve found two great posts on how to fix the colors, and make maintenance easier. Henric Cronström at QlikviewDesignBlog : It is not uncommon that users want specific products or customers to ...

Avoiding Fuzzy Images when Exporting Qlikview Charts

You know how when you paste Qlikview objects like that fancy bar chart into your PowerPoints, it displays fuzzy? For me, it was hit and miss and I always had to waste time figuring it out each time. Well, it’s all about paste special, people.  Tip of Hat to Barry. A short post today on ...

“Q” — Your Business Discovery (Qlikview) Personal Assistant 1

QlikView extension objects example with speech input and audio capabilities: Elif Tutuk of Qlikview created a great voice recognition application in Qlikview (or I should say voice recognition enabled application in Qlikview). She says: A couple days ago, we were talking about Siri at lunch. Siri is the intelligent personal assistant that is available on iPhone 4S. It helps ...

20 Quick Qlikview Tips Video

I recently came across a great video (1 hr) of great tips and tricks for Qlikview, by Bill Karp of Answersharks. Bill is a long-time Qlikview guy and actually graded my Qlikview certification application years ago. These tips range in suppressing the splash screen for Qlikview to documentation default properties settings to indent mode for ...

About database indexes 1

Why are indexes used? Indexes are used to increase the performance of retrieval. We can make use of one or more rows in order to create the index. Indexes can increase the performance of retrieval and slows down the performance of insertion into the tables. Who is responsible for updating the indexes? Oracle automatically maintains ...

SQL Trace and TKPROF

TKPROF stands for transient kernel profiler.Enabling SQL TRACETo be able to use TKPROF, you must first enable sql trace. This can be done for either the instance or the session. If you want to change it for the entire instance, set sql_trace=true into theinit.ora file and restart the instance. However, usually, you’ll want to turn on sql trace for a particular session only. ...

Perfect Your QlikView Data Model

Steve Dark at Quik Intelligence has published a blog posting on Perfecting Your Qlikview Data Model. Steve reminds us that Qlikview table associations are very difference from associative data model joins — read on: Getting your data model correct is critical to any QlikView development. This article gives advice on how you should approach this task ...
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