Monday 16 July 2012

Section access - part one (including inline wizard)

So you have written your first few reports, your company has gone wild for Qlikview and know it's time to think about how you're going to implement security on your reports.

This is the first of two parts on section access, Section Access is how Qlikview restricts data based upon your login.

Monday 2 July 2012

Qlikview Charts with Colours

Matt over at Qlikview Addict, recently posted about how to create Gantt Charts in Qlikview.

Here's my quick post about how I customized my Gantt chart to colour my chart based off dates and adding a couple more data guidelines.  Please note that you will need to follow the original article before starting this...

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Back door access to your Qlikview report

So you're working on a Qlikview document and then the next day you can't open it
We've all been there, maybe you're playing around with the relationships in your data.  Saved your work and then you open it and the charts trying to generate crashes your pc.
Or maybe you’ve been working on a report all day, got your data right and take it home to make your charts and your laptop hasn’t picked up a license from the server before you left.

Here’s a couple of ways you can save your reports and a quick note on limiting other people’s access to your data.

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Quick Region Maps

So you need to map out your data but you either
  • Don’t have database access
  • Want to define your regions as per your client's request

If you have a postcode (or Zipcode) Don’t sweat, I have you covered with this Qlikview demo.  It’s ready to go in five minutes for UK readers and everyone else should be able to convert it in less than an hour.

Friday 1 June 2012

Hello Qlikview!

Hello Qlikview!

I'm currently reading through this book, it's aimed as an introduction to Qlikview for complete novices and has got some nice examples so far.

I'll be posting a full review once I have finished it.

Saturday 12 May 2012

In Statements in Qlikview - Match()

I don't know about everyone else but I have often googled for how to do an in statement in Qlikview.

#Note by an In statement I am referring to how to test one value against multiple values or a range of values

As searching for the word "in" in relation to Qlikvew is nigh on impossible here's a quick post explaining how to do it and how to use it for custom sort lists:

Tuesday 8 May 2012

10 Reasons you should try out Qlikview

“Qlikview is great, all hail our wondrous shiny BI tool…” is the shout of Qlikview resellers everywhere, in this post I’m going to tell you why I think you should give it a try.

Qlikview isn’t perfect by any means, but here are some of the reasons that we first trialled it and then signed up.

Sunday 6 May 2012

A Quick Post - Exporting Current Selections with your data

I just came across this article and will be looking into it more in the future, as I have been asked multiple times on export if we can include the current selections.

I have a macro work around but it's quite clunky, this looks much more elegant

QlikTip #1: Transferring Current Selections to Excel-Export (translated)

Friday 4 May 2012

Cooking with Qlikview Variables

So it's six days since my first post and here we are at 350 views!

I was originally planning to cover something more basic in this post but I had an idea earlier on this week that I thought would be a cool demo and after trying things out I think I have it.

This post is called "Cooking with Qlikview Variables", I will be using variables input on screen in order to generate data that is then used within the Qlikview document itself...

Monday 30 April 2012

QlikView Scripts in Notepad++

Just a quick post: As a heavy user of notepad++ for SQL I think this is a great idea and will be trying this out in the near future and will give my feedback

QlikView Addict: QlikView Scripts in Notepad++:

'via Blog this'

Sunday 29 April 2012

Checking your data made it

So from my previous post, we know how to get data from an SQL database into our Qlikview document.

Today I'm going to cover how to quickly check that your data has made it into Qlikview in the state you wanted it in..

Saturday 28 April 2012

How to connect to an SQL Server

So my first post on the all new blog, I'm by no means a Qlikview expert but I have been using it for two years now and can find my way around.

What I'm hoping to do with this blog is compile a list of how to do everything in Qlikview, starting right at the beginning.

The qlikview training is great, however Qliktech seems very focussed on using files as a datasource.  I know the first question I asked after completing the tutorial was, how do I connect to a database?