QlikView - Dashboard
A Dashboard is a powerful feature to display values from many fields simultaneously. QlikeView's feature of data association in memory can display the dynamic values in all the sheet objects.
Let us consider the following input data, which represents the sales figure of different product lines and product categories.
Product_Line,Product_category,Value Sporting Goods,Outdoor Recreation,5642 Food, Beverages & Tobacco,2514 Apparel & Accessories,Clothing,2365 Apparel & Accessories,Costumes & Accessories,4487 Sporting Goods,Athletics,812 Health & Beauty,Personal Care,6912 Arts & Entertainment,Hobbies & Creative Arts,5201 Arts & Entertainment,Paintings,8451 Arts & Entertainment,Musical Instruments,1245 Hardware,Tool Accessories,456 Home & Garden,Bathroom Accessories,241 Food,Drinks,1247 Home & Garden,Lawn & Garden,5462 Office Supplies,Presentation Supplies,577 Hardware,Blocks,548 Baby & Toddler,Diapering,1247 Baby & Toddler,Toys,257 Home & Garden,Pipes,1241 Office Supplies,Display Board,2177
The above data is loaded to QlikView memory by using the script editor. Open the Script editor from the File menu or press Control+E. Choose the "Table Files" option from the "Data from Files" tab and browse for the file containing the above data. Edit the load script to add the following code. Click "OK" and press "Control+R" to load the data into the QlikView's memory.
LOAD Product_Line, Product_category, Value FROM [C:\Qlikview\data\product_sales.csv] (txt, codepage is 1252, embedded labels, delimiter is ',', msq);
We choose the fields from the above input data as matrices to be displayed in the dashboard. For this, we follow the steps in the menu Layout → Select Fields.
In the next screen, choose the available fields to be displayed in the dashboard. Click "OK".
The following screen appears displaying all the fields
Adding Chart to Dashboard
NNow we add a chart to the dashboard by right-clicking anywhere in the sheet and choosing New Sheet Object → Chart.
Choose the Chart Type
Let us choose the chart type as a bar chart to display the sales values for various product Lines.
Let us select the Product Line as the Chart Dimension.
The expression to display the sales value for the Product Line dimension is written in the expression editor.
Given below is the dashboard displayed after finishing the above steps.
Using the Dashboard
The values in the above Dashboard can be selected for filtering specific products and the chart changes accordingly. In addition, the associated values are highlighted.