Qonnections 2017 in Review

Qonnections 2017 in Review

Another Qonnections is in the books.  Like all Qonnections (this is my 5th), it has passed like a whirlwind of activity and fun. I will try to sort through the experience to find some of the random notables coming out of Qonnections 2017.

Product News

The most exciting information came out of the day 1 general session. Anthony Deighton revealed the 2020 Vision and Roadmap. The overall vision is that unlike the “scary version” of AI where the machines take over the world, Qlik is embracing AI as “Augmented Intelligence” where the human is still the central point in the decision-making process and the machine intelligence supports the human in an intelligent way.

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Show Off Your Favorite Qlik Dashboard

Show Off Your Favorite Qlik Dashboard

Many Qlik Developers I meet have really awesome Qlik dashboards they have created. The dashboards I have created are like my little offspring. Some are ugly, yet functional. Some are super-colorful POC demos that never see real use. And some are that happy balance of intriguing visualization combined with useful insight.

This is an opportunity for you to be a part of LivingQlik. To participate, just find your favorite QlikView or Qlik Sense dashboard sheet that YOU have designed. Then upload it using the form below. It can be a fun application, or extremely useful or incredibly unique or visually beautiful or all of the above.

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LivingQlik Roots: How-To Create Cyclic and Drill-Down Grouped Dimensions

LivingQlik Roots: How-To Create Cyclic and Drill-Down Grouped Dimensions

Today, I will cover some basics on how to create dimension groups for your QlikView applications. I will also talk about using GetCurrentField to make your charts behave more seamlessly with your groups. This info is must-have for any serious QlikView developer.

What are Grouped Dimensions?

When you build a chart, you typically will use at least one dimension field so that the aggregation in your expression gets calculated for each value in your dimension list. This is a simple concept that we can expand on.

Grouped Dimensions allow the user to “switch out” the dimension with another field.

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