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Dual Storage vs Dual Behavior

Summary: The Dual() function stores both string and numeric representations of a value.  “Implied Duals”  such as Dates, store only the numeric portion and apply the string mask as needed. In some circumstances such as un-optimized QVD loads, implied duals can get converted to “full duals” using storage unnecessarily. In ...
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Evaluating a Data Story

I’m midway through Alberto Cairo’s new book “The Truthful Art” and finding it very stimulating.  It’s an interesting time to be a data scientist,  journalist or consumer of data. “The Truthful Art” encourages us to use data truthfully and fearlessly, and provides processes and principles to do so. This week ...
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Guest Speakers for Munich Masters Summit

We’ve got a couple of special  guest presenters lined up for the Munich Masters Summit for Qlik , 5-7 April. Ralf Becher of TIQ Solutions GmbH, Qlik Luminary and  well known in the Qlik Community, will give a talk titled Spice your Qlik Sense app with Extensions and Widgets.  Ralf ...
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Web Development for Qlik Developers

I just finished the four day “Web Dev for Qlik Dev” course with Nick Webster of Websy.io.  I rate the course Excellent! The course focus is to equip  Qlik Developers with a basic understanding of how to use Web Technologies with the Qlik Sense APIs.  The week starts with an introduction to web ...
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Document Open Processing

Summary: QlikView OnOpen Document triggers fire after the saved opening sheet is calculated.  That sheet may have some heavy calculations that slow the user’s opening experience. Maybe you already know this, maybe not. I commonly use a Document OnOpen trigger to make sure that my Document opens on the correct sheet ...
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Recipes for Qlikview Success