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

New Qlikview Chart Type: Dynamic Network Flow Charts

Straight away I’ll say something: this is my favorite chart type amongst the several I’ve created in Qlikview over the last few years…and I only knocked it together on Monday. I’ve wanted to create a chart like this for a while but never had the time or more importantly the inspirational leap required to get … 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

The Indexed Time Series Chart – The Forgotten Technique (At Least by Most Qlikview Developers)

I really should have posted about Indexed Charts earlier as they’re something I’ve long wanted to promote in the Qlikview world and always wondered why I’ve never before seen them deployed; with the right data they’re nigh on essential to deliver the insight users need. Why are Indexed Line Charts so useful, surely a normal … Continue reading

Qlikview Shared Dimension Charts a la Tableau (*With FREE Multi-Expression Trellis Chart!)

As promised in my recent ‘Upcoming Chart Types Inspired by Tableau’ post this is a detailed ‘How To’ for one of the shown chart types / techniques; displaying several charts with a shared Dimension. The original post can be seen here: I’m sure a good number of you will already know how to do … Continue reading

Qonnections 2012 – The Insights, Rumor and Assumptions & What They Mean for the Future

Qonnections 2012 came to a close in South Beach Miami on Wednesday bringing to an end what seemed to be a break from the normal Qonnections affair; there seemed to be little concrete announced but there were many pointers to the future direction of Qlikview which made a welcome change. Firstly it should be said … Continue reading

New Qlikview Timeline Spread Analysis (aka ‘Ribbon Chart’)

What better way to celebrate the arrival of the Qonnections 2012 event inMiami(where hopefully lots of new ‘Front End’ possibilities are going to be unveiled) than with a new Qlikview chart. This chart is based on a similar principal to my recent replication of the Windows Defragmenter chart that can be found here: However … Continue reading