Qlikview Course Content
Introduction to Qlikview
Introduction to the concepts of Business Intelligence, learning about QlikView, the unique features of QlikView that make it the market leader, comparison to other BI tools, the complete overview and architecture of QlikView, studying the various file types and extensions.
Learning about the various QlikView products, understanding about the QlikView Desktop, Server, Access Point, Publisher, the Management Console and NPrinting reporting platform.Hands-on Exercise – Practice QlikView Desktop, Server, Access Point, Publisher, the Management Console and NPrinting reporting platform.
Introduction to Data and Scripting
Understanding the data warehouse architecture, the concept of dimensional model, fact tables and dimensions, learning about Star and Snow Flake schema, QlikView data model comparison to other data models, understanding the data source files.Hands-on Exercise – Understanding the data warehouse architecture, the concept of dimensional model, fact tables and dimensions, learning about Star and Snow Flake schema, QlikView data model comparison to other data models, understanding the data source files.
Loading Data From The DataBase
Learning about loading data from various databases, generating script, loading of text files, delimited text files, loading data from multiple data sources, various types of data loads like incremental, binary, resident, buffer, preceding, mapping load types, understanding how to load inline table, generic tables, media content and image inclusion, web page data loading, semantic load, various examples to simplify the concepts.Hands-on Exercise – Load data from a database, Generat script, Load a delimited text file, Load data from excel file, Load inline table, generic tables, media content,Include image, Load a web page data
Structuring the Script
Learning to create tabs in the scripts, debugging of scripts, inclusion of variables and comments in the scripts.Hands-on Exercise – Create tabs in the scripts, debug a script, Include variables and comments in the scripts.
Basic Data Model and Table Viewer
Understanding the basic data model of QlikView, learning to work with the Table Viewer, the System Table and System fields.Hands-on Exercise – Work with the Table Viewer, the System Table and System fields.
Introduction to the various data relationships – Join, Concatenation, Join, and the different options available in each.Hands-on Exercise – Use Join, Concatenation
Data Modelling Considerations
The rules of data modeling in QlikView, introduction to circular references, synthetic key tables, resolving synthetic keys and circular references.Hands-on Exercise – Resolve synthetic keys and circular references
Qlikview Data (QVD) Files
Understanding what is QVD file in QlikView, the way to create QVD file, the standard structure of a QVD file, its various components, the various types and uses of QVD files, learning what is optimized and unoptimized load.Hands-on Exercise – Create QVD file
Creating a Master Calendar
Creating a master calendar in QlikView, extracting the highest and lowest data, deploying scripts to create variables, working with arbitrary date ranges.Hands-on Exercise – Create a master calendar in QlikView, Extract the highest and lowest data, Deploy scripts to create variables, Work with arbitrary date ranges
Understanding the various concepts of QlikView security, defining the access controls, levels of access, maintaining the access control database, section access addition and other concepts.Hands-on Exercise – Create the access controls rules, Create different levels of access, Access and Edit the access control database
Handling Null Values
The various types of null values in QlikView and the different methods to handling them.Hands-on Exercise – Handle null values in QlikView
Sheets and Sheet Objects
Working with QlikView sheets and sheet objects, learning about the sheet basics, cross tables, the data transformation in QlikView, transposing a physical table.Hands-on Exercise – Perform a data transformation in QlikView, Transpose a physical table.
The List Box
Understanding a list box, most basic sheet object, the various actions in List Box, its properties, the example of a list box.Hands-on Exercise – Use a list box and assign actions to it
The Table Box
A sheet object that shows several fields simultaneously, learning to create a table box, sorting in table box, understanding table box formatting options, printing the data from table box, exporting to a text file.Hands-on Exercise – Create a sheet object that shows several fields simultaneously, Create a table box, Sort data in table box, Format data in a table box, Print the data of table box, Export data to a text file.
The Multi Box
Representation of value from multiple fields, learning to create a multibox, the various selection features, formatting and resizing of multiboxes.Hands-on Exercise – Create a multibox, Select data using different criteria, Format and Resize a multiboxe
The Button & Text Object
Working with text and button objects, learning to create them, formatting, resizing, copying and moving of text objects, understanding of action scripts in button and text objects.Hands-on Exercise – Create text and button objects, Format, Resize, Copy and Move text objects, Run action scripts in button and text objects
Learning the basics of QlikView Charts, graphical representation of numerical data, various types of charts like bar, pie, grid, funnel, combo, learning to create charts, selections in charts and exporting of charts.Hands-on Exercise – Plot charts like bar, pie, grid, funnel, combo, Make selections in charts and export charts
Multi Dimensional Charts, Pivot Tables
Introduction to multidimensional charts, setting up multiple expressions in straight table and pivot table, learning about straight table and pivot table, table box and deploying visual cues.Hands-on Exercise – Plot multidimensional charts, Set up multiple expressions in straight table and pivot table, Deploy visual cues
Learning about Gauge Chart in QlikView, the various types of Gauges, understanding how to build Gauges, the various types of Gauge Charts.Hands-on Exercise – Build Gauge chart in QlikView
The Other Sheet Objects
Introduction to the other sheet objects like Statistics Box, Slider/Calendar Object, Current Selections Box, Bookmark Object, Container Object, and Input Box.Hands-on Exercise – Create sheet objects like Statistics Box, Slider/Calendar Object, Current Selections Box, Bookmark Object, Container Object, and Input Box
Additional Editing in The Layout
The additional editing like settings of type legend, title, fast change chart type, text in chart and reference lines, caption settings and drilldown, cyclic functionality.Hands-on Exercise – Set up type legend, title, captions
Uses Of Expressions
Learning about the various expressions like chart attribute, colour, working with calculated fields, labels, and dynamic text in text objects, calculated fields and dimensions in list boxes and charts.Hands-on Exercise – Create chart attributes, Assign colour, Work with calculated fields,Create dynamic text in text objects
The Settings Menu
Learning about the settings menu in QlikView, the various options like user preferences, document properties and sheet properties.Hands-on Exercise – Use settings menu in QlikView to set user preferences, document properties and sheet properties
The various QlikView functions like ApplyMap, Lookup, Previous, Value List, Interval Match, Class, Value Loop, Peek, Pick, Match, Wild Match, Statistical Functions,Range Functions, etc.Hands-on Exercise – Use functions ApplyMap, Lookup, Previous, Value List, Interval Match, Class, Value Loop, Peek, Pick, Match, Wild Match, Statistical Functions,Range Functions
Adhoc Reports and Bookmarks
Learning about ad hoc report creation and editing, introduction to QlikView bookmarks, the various types of bookmarks, creating and managing bookmarks.Hands-on Exercise – Create ad hoc report, Edit the report, Create and manage bookmarks
Understanding QlikView themes, creating, applying and working with dynamic themes.Hands-on Exercise – Create, apply and work with dynamic themes
Learning about QlikView extensions, visualizing of data with extensions, creating a simple HTML extension, HTML table, working with interactive extensions and external libraries with extensions.Hands-on Exercise – Use QlikView extension for data visualization, Create a simple HTML extension, Work with interactive extensions
Understanding set analysis, defining data values that are different from set definition, working with modifiers, identifiers, operators, example of expressions, indirect set analysis, YTD & MTD and rolling 12 months, various examples.Hands-on Exercise – Work with modifiers, Identifiers, Operators, Expressions, Implement YTD & MTD and rolling 12 months
Understanding alternate states for performing comparative analysis on sets of multiple data items, working with market basket analysis, examples of various alternate states.Hands-on Exercise – Perform comparative analysis on sets of multiple data items, Do market basket analysis
Understanding what-if analysis in QlikView, working on creating variables, slider objects, assigning variables to sheet and slider objects.Hands-on Exercise – Do what-if analysis in QlikView
Server Installation & Deployment
The process of installation, various types of licenses, types of CALS, learn to deploy the application on the server, working with server bookmarks, annotations.Hands-on Exercise – Deploy an app on the server
Qlikview Server Course Content
QlikView Server Definition
Introduction to QlikView Server, its features and capabilities, understanding how it works with Windows, configuration and services.
Architecture & Scaling
Introduction to QlikView Architecture, working with Microsoft IIS, learning how to decide on the Server size, factors to consider before going in for scaling the Server.
Licensing & Policies
Learning about QlikView licensing, managing and controlling the licensing group, the different ways to distribute licenses, restricting rights using NAMED CAL user.
QlikView Windows authorization, access rights to users, the rules to follow while assigning Windows authorization, managing the Windows authorization.
Learning about the various prerequisites for QlikView installation, the ports to enable to communicate with QlikView licensing server, things not to pre-install in QlikView Server, managing the firewall and antivirus.
The set-up for Server installation, the detailed process of Server installation, learning to distribute the QlikView components in various Server boxes, the components that are available upon installation, QlikView Server licensing.
QMC & Configurations
Introduction to QlikView Management Console, main portal to configure and manage QlikView Server, application of license, managing licenses and services.
License Distribution & Policies
The QlikView license distribution and policy management, providing various rights to various user segments.
Learning how to organize various QlikView folders, introduction to QlikView Distributed Services and QlikView Web Server.
Learning about QlikView Security management, the security group policies, the external security architecture, license lease and masking of connection.
Managing the QlikView documents, categories of distribution, securing the documents, collaboration and sharing of sessions, learning about CAL & DOC CAL.
Windows log & Problem sector
The various issues faced during working with Windows, administration and access denied issues, resolving the problems.
Servers & Publisher management
Understanding the features of QlikView Publisher, difference between the Server and the Publisher, Server and Publisher management.
Learning how Publisher extends the capabilities of the Server, the distribution function of the Publisher, Publisher security group, access group section.
Publisher Document Management
Working with QlikView Publisher, understanding distribution, configuration of distribution group, task scheduling, looping and reducing, learning what is source document, dependencies.
Scaling up servers & performance optimization Techniques
Understanding the concept of hyper-threading, deploying various optimization techniques for scaling server performance, testing of documents, dependencies, using source library XMLs and log files.
Understanding the need for QlikView clustering, the architecture of clustering.
Use of cluster and environment
Understanding how to deploy clustering in a Windows environment, working with sandbox, LUN management and failover procedure.
Testing of document & recommendations
Working with various testing tools, the recommendations for scaling.
Monitoring, System Admin Apps, Firewall issue, Antivirus issue, Log file checking
Project 1 – QlikView Dashboard creation using 3 principles of DARObjective – This project involves understanding the concepts of the QlikView Dashboard, Analysis, Reporting (DAR) methodology to creating and building of QlikView applications. This way you can reuse your earlier QlikView Worksheets with minimal changes thus saving you time and effort. You will have hands-on experience in designing the Dashboard, creating Analysis Page and ultimately develop the QlikView Reports with DAR implementation. You will learn about the business overview, deploying user-driven controls for data filters and reporting of specific details in this QlikView Dashboard project.
Project 2Domain – Human ResourceObjective – To see the current values of salaries in one column and historical values in another cell in a mini chart that would contain a bar chart and a trend chart
Project 3Domain – HealthcareObjective – Visual Mapping between Vaccination rate and Measles outbreak
Qlikview Server Project
Project – PublisherTopics – This project is involved with working on the QlikView Publisher. You will learn about creating tasks using the QlikView Publisher the most common of which include the distribution, loop & reduce or external tasks. As part of the project you will gain hands-on experience in QlikView job scheduling and distribution and also QlikView file distribution. Learn about the strength of QlikView Publisher in providing a centralized control when it comes to managing QlikView files. You will have complete freedom when it comes to reloading and distributing of files and also scheduling it for access via email and intranet.