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Variables With Parameters In Qlik Load Scripts

by Steve Dark - Jun 16, 2016 - 13 Comments

The implementation of variables and dollar sign expansion in QlikView and Qlik Sense is incredibly flexible and can be used to great effect in load scripts. In this post I show how and give a recipe for a NetworkDays function that excludes public holidays.


Qlik To Retire QlikView Small Business Server

by Steve Dark - Jun 13, 2016 - 45 Comments

Whilst not officially confirmed yet, we have heard from a number of sources that when the July price list comes out QlikView Small Business Edition Server will not be on it. This will make the entry level QlikView Enterprise Server – at four times the cost.


Qlik Acquired By Thoma Bravo

by Steve Dark - Jun 2, 2016 - 13 Comments

It has been announced just a few hours ago that Qlik have been purchased by Thoma Bravo, a private equity investment firm with a broad portfolio of companies already under it’s wing. What does this acquisition mean for our favourite BI platform?


Quick Fixes For QlikView Apps

by Steve Dark - May 26, 2016 - 11 Comments

Over the years I have seen many QlikView apps, created by many different developers and analysts. Even now, I still come across apps where silly mistakes are made. Here is my list of things that really shouldn’t be happening in your apps – and how to fix them.


Recipe for a Variance To Target Bar Chart

by Steve Dark - Mar 18, 2016 - 12 Comments

There are a number of ways of showing variance to target in a dashboard. Here I show how to create a stacking bar chart which is simple to read and gives meaningful comparisons between dimensions and against target.


Quick Intelligence on YouTube

by Steve Dark - Feb 12, 2016 - 0 Comments

Some of the work that we have done for clients has found it’s way onto YouTube, as part of our clients marketing material. This post highlights some of the videos where this has happened, we hope you enjoy them. Look out for where we managed to get one of our consultants (as well as our dashboards) into the video.


Qlik Luminaries Class Of 2016

by Steve Dark - Jan 20, 2016 - 2 Comments

Each year Qlik announce their list of Qlik Luminaries for the year. These people are those who are most visible in the Qlik ecosystem. Evangelising about the platform and helping others get the most from it. Will the class of 2016 please stand up.


Qlik Sense Cloud Plus Is Here

by Steve Dark - Jan 11, 2016 - 7 Comments

We have long been big fans of Qlik Sense Cloud. You can build full BI apps, in your browser at no cost – and I find I can start it up quicker than Sense Desktop. Recently a new button has appeared in the UI, heralding the arrival of Qlik Sense Cloud Plus.


Christmas Songs in Qlik Sense Charts

by Steve Dark - Dec 21, 2015 - 6 Comments

This year’s Quick Intelligence Christmas eCard features a number of Qlik Sense charts which give a clue as to the title of a Christmas song. Can you name them? Better still, can you create your own?


Three New Qlik Books

by Steve Dark - Nov 30, 2015 - 12 Comments

It has been a busy month for Packt publishing, who have brought out three new books to help you with getting the most out of QlikView and Qlik Sense. This post rounds them up.