Mastering Qlik Sense – The book

First of all, I would like to apologise to those who follow my blog or randomly found an article of their interest.

There is a reason why I have not posted in a while that goes beyond being “busy at work”. And the reason is a very rewarding and yet extremely time consuming one: the writing of my first book “Mastering Qlik Sense”.

I have the honour of writing with my colleague and friend Martin Mahler and Qlik Dev Group founder Jason Michaelides will make sure everything in the book is technically accurate and understandable.

We are writing a book that will be useful not only to beginners but also to those who already use Qlik Sense.

Here’s the book cover that will hopefully make you want to know more about it:

Mastering Qlik Sense

Mastering Qlik Sense

 

Mastering Qlik Sense is now available to pre-order on Amazon.

I will be sharing more with you when time allows but in the meantime do leave your comments if you have questions. 🙂

Juan

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Qlik GeoAnalytics

The good news is finally out. Qlik has recently acquired Idevio, which is a map add-on for Qlikview and Qlik Sense.
The extension has been rebranded as Qlik GeoAnalytics. The addition of “analytics” in the name is based on the ability of this add-on to bring hidden geographic relationship in the data model.

Qlik GeoAnalytics is at the moment being offered as a separate product. Most of the information hasn’t been migrated to the Qlik.com website so if you would like to know more about it, visit http://www.idevio.com/

JV

Ahead of the Qlik Dev Group meeting

Are you coming tonight to the next Qlik developers meeting in the Google Campus?

For more details visit the group’s website.

Now the gossip from my meeting with Brian Munz (@brianwmunz), Alexander Karlesson (@mindspank).

They have a lot to talk about and we are more than happy to have them over! Things I know they will cover:

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Integrating Single Sign On in Qlikview – Part III

Once our Configurable ODBC connection in DSC is setup, we are ready to start assigning CALs to our documents.

First let’s take a look at the users coming from the DB. Go to QMC –> Users –> User Management. Click on the “Search in” drop down list. You should be able to see the ODBC connection we created. Then look for a user or type “*” in the search box to bring all users.

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Integrating Single Sign On in Qlikview – Part II

After having created our Entity and Group views, it is time to setup the Directory Service Connector in QMC.

Basically, Directory Service Connector keeps track of the users and it is needed for other management tasks that involve users, such as licence assignment.

In my example, we have all our users in a database. In order for Qlikview to access these users, we must setup a Configurable ODBC connection.

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Integrating Single Sign On in Qlikview – Part I

Scenario

This series of posts are intended to help you integrate Single Sign On using an ODBC connection to a database. This database will contain the users used for authorization in Qlikview.

I will not be covering the authentication side of Single Sign On as it’s not related to Qlikview. However, information on how to create webtickets (necessary to implement single sign on) can be found in Qlikview Community.

What is Single Sign-On (SSO)?

Single Sign On is a user authentication process that allows said user to access different systems. By implementing SSO the user only enters one user and password. This will then authenticate the user against different system within an organization.

Implementing Single Sign On in Qlikview

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Have a slice

Even if they are not recommended, pie charts are widely used. We might come across a client or user that will not accept alternative visualizations forcing us to use them.

When this is the case, we need to make sure to make pie charts as clear and easy to use and understand as possible. There are some tips and tricks to take into account when using pie charts.

Number of slices

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