In my first post introducing QSDA Pro, I told how Document Analyzer was a tool I developed for use in my own consulting work and shared with the community of Qlik developers. The Qlik Sense QVF version got a big boost in utility when Axis Group joined the project and contributed their many many years of Qlik experience.
In this post I will introduce the Flag workflow of QSDA.
QSDA communicates it’s advice through “Flags”. Flags are issues that warrant your attention.
The Summary page gives an overview of Flags for this analysis. Clicking any of the Flag boxes or Flags in the Nav Ribbon will take you the Flags page.
The Flags page provides a collapsible list of all flags and buttons for more detail and flag status.
Flag text identifies the error and in most cases provides some detail, such as a fieldname or number of bytes that could be saved.
The dimension failed validation. The error is: Bad field name(s) "[PostalCode]" .
The details panel will provide more context for the flag to help you evaluate your response. Depending on the flag, there may be additional hyperlinks. Click the “?” icon to link to the Help article for this flag type.
To support a workflow of “checking off” the flags, buttons and flag status indicators are available in the both the Flag Details and Flag List views.
Resolved and Hidden flags are not shown in the list unless the filter is activated on the filter bar. Flags with no status are “Unresolved” and are always shown.
Buttons will automatically toggle to allow you undo a status. You can set/unset statuses on individual flags or at the flag type level. Hover over a button to discover its function.
From the Flag List you can view all flags. In the resource pages, you will also see the same flags but attached to the resource. For example, on the Dimension page, any associated flag will be shown with the specific Dimension.
These workflow features allow you to punch through the list of issues in your app, hiding those you don’t care about and checking off issues as you resolve them.