Answers To Your Qlik Sense 3.2 Questions

During our Qlik Sense 3.2 new release webinar we got lots of questions about the new enhancements. Here are answers to all of the questions we received about Qlik Sense 3.2.

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QUESTIONS

  • Are there mapping functionalities in Qlik Sense?   answer
  • Can you create triggers similar to what is in QlikView?   answer
  • Can you use a calculation for conditional formatting?   answer
  • Is it possible to get rid of the slicers in the pivot (as seen in your demo) in order to save some real estate?   answer
  • Does Qlik Sense support NPrinting on demand service?   answer
  • Can you have a dynamic chart title in Qlik Sense?   answer
  • Can you color the chart title bar?   answer
  • Is it possible to enable/conditional show/hide chart objects etc?   answer
  • Can we set the number format in the measure?   answer
  • How do you set the selections for the quarter?   answer
  • Does the Qlik converter also copy the script?   answer
  • Does Qlik converter move VBScript in QlikView files to Qlik Sense?   answer
  • When converting from QlikView to Qlik Sense, will the variables used in my QlikView chart expression convert?    answer
  • Does the Qlik converter convert the Section access?   answer
  • How do the hierarchical dimensions work in Qlik Sense?   answer
  • Does the Qlik converter bring over the load script?   answer
  • What is the best way for Qlik developers to get trained on extensions?   answer
  • What are some of the pitfalls you've seen using Qlikview Converter?   answer

 

ANSWERS

 

Are there mapping functionalities in Qlik Sense?

Yes. There are multiple options from a built-in simple map to Qlik Geoanalytics and QlikMaps.

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Can you create triggers similar to what is in QlikView?

Extension objects allow for custom functionality, including trigger behaviors, but there are no built-in options.

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Can you use a calculation for conditional formatting?

Yes.

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Is it possible to get rid of the slicers in the pivot (as seen in your demo) in order to save some real estate?

Yes, we could have deleted the filters and optimized the layout.

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Does Qlik Sense support NPrinting on demand service?

Yes.

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Can you have a dynamic chart title in Qlik Sense?

Yes, you can enter expressions/variables as titles to get a dynamic chart title.

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Can you color the chart title bar?

No, this option is not available.

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Is it possible to enable/conditional show/hide chart objects and other itmes?

No, this option is not currently available.

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Can we set the number format in the measure?

Yes, measure number format can be modified using the dropdown format property or with a function in script.

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How do you set the selections for the quarter?

The webinar video shows how to do this. I used different parameters in the calendar measure wizard to generate QTD vs YTD measures. You could also refer to the YouTube video provided by Qlik.

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Does the Qlik converter also copy the script?

Yes, the converter does copy script from QlikView to Qlik Sense.

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Does Qlik converter move VBScript in QlikView files to Qlik Sense?

Qlik Sense does not support the same VB functions that QlikView does. It is likely necessary to rebuild existing QlikView VB items in Qlik Sense mashups/extensions.

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When converting from QlikView to Qlik Sense, will the variables used in my QlikView chart expression convert?  

When converting from QlikView to Qlik Sense, will the variables used in my QlikView chart expression convert.

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Does the Qlik converter convert the Section access?

For more information on specific feature availability with Qlik Sense see: https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense/3.2/Subsystems/Hub/Content/LoadData/manually-create-app-from-document.htmI.

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How do the hierarchical dimensions work in Qlik Sense?

When adding more than one dimension, you can see multiple levels of detail.

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Does the Qlik converter bring over the load script?

Yes, the converter brings over the load script and libraries. Variables are also converted, but it would be prudent to verify accurate recreation in the converted load script!

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What is the best way for Qlik developers to get trained on extensions?

There are multiple online resources for extension development from the Qlik community on YouTube. 

 

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What are some of the pitfalls you've seen using Qlikview Converter?

When converting a pivot table, the dimensions/columns/measures in the properties window are not initially populated in edit mode. It is necessary to modify the chart in some way – by adding a new dimension, for example – which causes the properties to populate but incorrectly so. At that point, you can rearrange the dimensions/columns/measures to their original configuration. Other object settings may not keep their original configurations, but they can be modified.

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Rob is a consultant at Analytics8. He has more than 6 years of experience with Qlik, and he is a Qlik trainer with QlikView and Qlik Sense certifications. Rob specializes in developing solutions using Qlik, creating analytics strategies, and managing BI implementations. Apparently, he’s also the tallest consultant at A8.

 

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