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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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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Every year, the worst movies of the year coming out of Hollywood are “honored” with an award called the Razzie. In an industry that normally pats itself on the back at every turn, the Razzies are a nice way to recognize that not every film churned out of the Hollywood machine is worthy of praise.
In similar fashion, I thought it would be fun to award some of the worst data visualizations coming out of our collective BI industry. Although it is always fun to poke fun at data visualizations that might be lacking in usefulness, it is also an opportunity for us to learn so that we do not make the same mistakes in our own work.
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