What’s the Best Laptop for Qlik Developers – an obvious question that’s rarely asked.

Brexit, Donald Trump, a new post on QVDesign – WTF is going on with 2016!? This is going to be a simple post – it should be it’s my first in over 18mths so I’m easing myself back in – it’s going to cover something that most of the people reading this will have come … Continue reading

A New Way to Spread the Word to Those at the Qlikview Coal Face– The Qlik Dev Group

No!, despite the lack of blog post activity suggesting otherwise; I’m not dead! I’ve simply been busy with life and Qlik related work and not had the time to focus on this blog as much as I’d like. As you’ll all no doubt be aware whilst this blog has been idle there’s been a profusion … Continue reading

Book Review: Qlikview for Developers Cookbook by Stephen Redmond

Firstly before we get started; many apologies for the lack of blog posts recently; let’s just say I have a baby shaped excuse. Even though I’ve not been busy blogging that’s not to say that I haven’t been thinking so I’ve got a stack of blog-worthy posts in the pipeline that hopefully you won’t have … Continue reading

A Radio Program About Qlikview on the BBC? – Not Quite, But Still Very Relevant

Obviously a regular BBC radio show about Qlikview is a little ways off yet but in the meantime there is ‘More or Less: Behind the Stats’ on BBC Radio 4 (and also Podcasts via iTunes); a thoroughly entertaining regular series of 30min programs that looks at something all Qlikview Developers should be interested in: the … Continue reading

Infinite Qlikview Icons Expansion Pack

For as long as I can remember (within my Qlikview career at least) there have been the same set of icons built-in to Qlikview, personally I’ve not really used them as I find them a bit limited and I usually prefer to show movements etc through colour highlights of the value in question not an added column … 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 – https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BxloTMUod74tOHFsZC1CMlNRdnVjaHRzRkk4dlFlZw. ***Firstly; I have to hold my hands up and say that I’ve just spotted identical … Continue reading

2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant Released (aka Smuggled)

It’s that time of year again; the Gartner Magic BI Quadrant is out. Like children expectantly awaiting Christmas the BI vendors await its publication; where will they be, will they be up, down, left or right, will they have been dropped altogether!!! Personally I don’t give this piece of ‘Magic’ (am I missing the ‘Magic’; … Continue reading

Useful Alternate Sort Method for Listboxes

It’s a Friday so how about a simple but really useful post about how to make certain listboxes that little but more user friendly. Basically the aim here is to get around the problem you sometimes encounter when you have a long list of values that you want to sort say alphbetically but within the … Continue reading

GapMinder.org Style Replication of UN Data a la Mr Hans Rosling

After seeing Hans Rosling give his often blogged about TED Talk a few years ago (http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you_ve_ever_seen.html) I thought my usual thought upon seeing such things; I can do that in Qlikview. I strongly recommend anyone in Pre-Sales watches the video as it really shows how to engage your audience with you and the data by … Continue reading

Good Post From Stephen Redmond at Cap Ventis

I’ve just come across a good post by Stephen Redmond on his blog Qlik Tips that covers the importance of choosing the right background for your dashbaord: http://qliktips.blogspot.com/2011/12/right-background.html And I promise I didn’t write the comment bemoaning the lack of Qlikview visuals posts! The only point I’d add is that whilst white backgrounds are on the … Continue reading