July 18, 2013

Q-Tip #3 – Pressing “Back” button is not just for selections

It’s fascinating how obvious things often turn out to be “not-too-obvoius”… We know that the “Back” and “Forward” buttons in QlikView can take you back to your previous selections and forward to more recent ones. So, if you made 2 consecutive selections, pressing “Back” twice should return you to the starting point? Well, most of […]
July 5, 2013

Q-Tip #2 – Those “not-so-invisible” hidden objects

So, we all know that QlikView only spends resources on calculating objects when they are visible, right? WRONG! If you have many hidden objects on a page, check out the Sheet Properties, tab Objects, and see that the hidden objects still draw substantial Calc Time, even if they remained hidden from the very beginning. We […]
June 25, 2013

Q-Tip #1 – Beware of DISTINCT!

We all know and use QlikView keyword DISTINCT, which makes the resulting table of the load unique. What we don’t usually know, until we learn it the hard way, is that DISTINCT can be very dangerous and deceiving. We will mention two major issues with DISTINCT that are not too obvious: DISTINCT doesn’t always mean […]
June 10, 2013

Intro into Q-Tips

Q-Tips are little nuggets of knowledge that we collect on the way as we learn more about anything — QlikView, BI, systems, life… In this section, we’ll be publishing little tips and tricks, “gotcha” and “aha!” moments, warnings and bug reports. What’s in the name? Well, besides our obvious obsession with the letter “Q”, we […]
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