Upcoming New Qlikview Chart Types Inspired by Tableau
As readers of some of my previous posts will be aware; I’ve been looking at Tableau recently and I’ve stated that Qlikview could take alot from what Tableau does (that’s not to say I think Tableau is a better product I think it has several key flaws) by way of visualisations so this post is a quick round up of several chart objects that are available in Tableau (& other packages) but not as standard in Qlikview that I have already or will be demoing in the near future.
All the Tableau images are taken from their online ‘DemoDepot’: http://demodepot.tableausoftware.com/workbooks
1. Contiguity Chart (aka ‘That Chart from Windows De-fragging’)
(I’m especially proud of this one – as usual not dirty Extensions)
2. Tableau’s Core ‘Click to Highlight’ Functionality:
3. Heat Grid Chart:
A How To guide for this can be found on Bill’s Qlikview blog here: http://qlikboard.com/2010/11/30/color-mixology-101-heat-maps/ (Makes good use of the under-used ColorMix() function)
4. Activity Ribbon Chart:
I outlined how to achieve this in a previous blog post here: https://qvdesign.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/activity-ribbon-chart/ – it’s still one of my favourites.
5. Shared Dimension Axis Bar Charts:
I know what you’re thinking; ‘Why not use a Trellis Chart?’ – Simple; Trellis Charts in Qikview are very restricted; here we have 3 different metrics (not just dimensional values) all with their own Y-Axis; in a Trellis they share the same one AND the same min & max values, also sharing a single X-Axis; not replicated as in a QV Trellis. The charts shown here are reactive in just the same way as tradtional charts.
6. Distribution Dots / Multiple Chart Types Sharing a Dimension:
(I’m overall a fan of Tableau’s map integration however the fact here that the datapoints are in most cases obscuring the State names is a bit strange)
8. Bullet Charts (The old Classic):