The Indexed Comparative Bar Chart – More Indexing Goodness in Qlikview

Regular followers of QVDesign will know that I’ve got a soft spot for a bit of good old fashioned indexing (it must be the economist in me) and have created a post or two to try and get it used more by Qlikview developers as, well; it’s simple and awesome. To further that end I’ve … Continue reading

Informative, Curvy & Never Before Seen (by me at least) – The Associated Curve Chart

I’ll start off by saying that I really like this chart, it started out largely as just an experiment to connect datapoints but during the development it morphed into an entirely new chart type (I’ve never seen it in Qlikview or anywhere else – please let me know if you have) that I believe can … Continue reading

The Breakdown Bar Chart – a little bit more (in certain circumstances) than you’re average Bar Chart

The Bar Chart; the ‘Mr Consistent’ of the chart world, you might add a line or two over the top or a few symbol sets here and there, perhaps a little stacking but on the whole; the bars like those of a prison cell never change. That’s not to do the plain ol’ Bar Chart … Continue reading

Qlikview Watermark Bar Charts (A Bit Like Bullet Charts..But Not Quite)

One of my long standing minor frustrations with Qlikview has been the limited flexibility when it comes to the Symbol Set available in a Combo chart. You can have: dots, diamonds, squares, circles, up/down arrows etc all of which have their uses but for me they’re sorely lacking in one small but crucial area; when … Continue reading

Pointless but Interesting: Art Rendered in Qlikview

Some of you no doubt will have recently seen the ‘Visual Effects in Qlikview’ blog post created by Barry over at ( where Qlikview was put to largely pointless but fantastic use. This got me thinking and I remembered a post from earlier in the year about someone rendering famous paintings in Tableau…and as … Continue reading

Qlikview Timescaping – A Virtual Method of Data Time Travel (*No Delorean required)

To set the scene here I’m going to get all theoretical for a moment and make a bold statement; “Time travel (of a fashion) is possible.”…and we do it everyday, you’re probably reading this on a device that can allow you to both travel back in time to places & times you’ve never been as … Continue reading

The Simplest of Tricks to Further Enable Qlikview Interactive Infographics. (*Still requires common sense)

Infographics; the thorniest subject in the world of data viz: are they art, are they telling the truth, do they have a use, do they engage the viewer, do they serve an agenda over the truth, or are they just for trendy media types etc. Reading many of the related blogs and articles out there … Continue reading

Qlikview Contiguity Chart (aka ‘That Chart From the Windows Disk Defragmenter’)

If you’re thinking: “Wow! – The Windows Defragmenter Chart in Qlikview…nigh on useless.” then don’t be too hasty; there’s far more value here than first meets the eye, this can potentially be a very useful chart as I’ll hopefully show. Of course we aren’t using this chart in the same way as Windows does, in-fact … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Different Ways to Interact & Display Information With Bar Charts & Tables

Something of an ambiguous title for this post but it’s quite a nebulous ‘solution’ to a problem that isn’t really a problem!? DOWNLOAD THE EXAMPLE .QVW – It will make understanding what’s been done here so much easier – ***Firstly; I have to hold my hands up and say that I’ve just spotted identical … Continue reading