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QlikView Your Business by Lars Bjork, Charlie Leichtweis, Tammy Gibson, Oleg Troyansky

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Chapter 15 Loading Data in Qlik Sense

In this chapter, you’ll learn the basic steps for creating a new Qlik Sense app and techniques for loading data. By the end of the chapter, you will have loaded data into an app that we will expand on in Chapter 16. You won’t learn anything new regarding data modeling or script functions, since Qlik Sense uses the same scripting engine as QlikView, and these topics were thoroughly covered in previous chapters. Instead, we’ll describe the key concepts necessary to begin developing in Qlik Sense:

  • The Hub
  • Data connections
  • Loading data
  • Developer tools

Before we get started, it’s helpful to remember that Qlik Sense is not the “new” version of QlikView—it’s an entirely new product. You can think of QlikView and Qlik Sense as two different interfaces of the same analysis engine. Whereas QlikView offers an interface for skilled developers to deliver apps with well-thought-out design, Qlik Sense offers an interface for non-technical users to create self-service apps that are more ad hoc in nature.

Another important concept to remember is that Qlik Sense is available for two different environments, the single-user desktop as well as the global enterprise. As a desktop product, Qlik Sense provides self-serve visualizations and analysis for the single user. Qlik Sense is also available in a server-based environment, which adds security, governance, and deployment options for Qlik Sense applications.

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