63 – Concatenated Keys

What do you do when you need to associate multiple fields between two tables? Qlik creates a synthetic key and everyone says that’s bad! First it’s good to understand what a synthetic key is. In reality it is basically just a concatenated key generated by Qlik’s Associative Engine. The reason it’s taboo is because it’s […]

64 – Functional Date Formatting

I’ve spent a lot of time over the years troubleshooting issues that resulted in it being because of the date format. After a while I started to make a habit of always using dates in a numerical format when used for conditions, whether it be in Set Analysis or a Where clause. Here are a […]

65 – Changing Column Width

I’ve heard a few people mention that you can’t change the column width within a table. This is definitely possible! If you haven’t stumbled on the solution yet, take a look below: I admit the UX is a bit wonky and unintuitive but once you know it, you won’t forget it.

66 – Advanced Search in Set Analysis

Set Analysis is extremely powerful, however it can seem a bit overwhelming at times. One thing I felt helped we further understand the mechanics is recognizing what will work within a filter search, will work within a Set Analysis condition between double quotes. For example, take this dataset: Using advanced search functionality, you can filter […]

67 – Create a Codebase

One of the reasons I started doing this blog was to have a place to store my random Qlik info. But even before this, over the years I have collected a number of code snippets that I can refer to whenever a similar problem comes up. So you don’t need a blog, you just need […]

68 – When to Upgrade

With Qlik Sense having 5 releases a year, it can quickly become overwhelming staying up to date on the latest release. And even then, should you even be on the latest and greatest? Here is what I recommend as a rule of thumb: when upgrading or installing for the first time, install the the second […]

69 – Mixed Granularity

There will always be situations where the data you get isn’t at the same granularity as the other. The benefit of Qlik is you can leverage the associative model to account for these scenarios. Some instances will call for a link table, others a concatenated fact, but in the end you will be able to […]

70 – Pick Match

One of the most resource intensive functions in a chart is the If statement. In a lot of scenarios, what you can do is leverage the combination of Pick and Match to replicate the functionality while increasing performance. Example: =If([Inventory Type]='Individual', Sum(Qty), If([Inventory Type] = 'Bulk', Sum(BulkQty)) Pick(Match([Inventory Type],'Individual','Bulk'), Sum(Qty), Sum(BulkQty)) If yo...

71 – Copy Paste

There’s nothing worse than waiting for a long reload to find out you made a typo. One thing I have made a habit of is copy and pasting script items: table names, field names, variables, etc… This is definitely a simple item, but it can save you a ton of time down the road. If […]

72 – Dual Set Analysis

By default you need to reference the display (read: string) value of a dual field in set analysis versus the numerical value. I personally think this is a weird behavior of Qlik, however it is what it is. The downside to this is that string operations are much slower than numerical ones. To overcome this […]