Data Literacy by Kabir Rab

Data Literacy at school

In my previous blog, I talked about my son’s data literacy journey, how it all started and how his interest in this topic led to many conversations at the school playground. That got me thinking whether this idea can be replicated to workshops for his friends and other classes in the primary school. This would be the perfect time to help these young kids become aware of the data footprints that they are creating and equip them with means to read, understand and analyse it.

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Process Flow/Step Container Extension for Qlik Sense

Another sleepless night and another extension (or 2.. see the Score Card extension details below)! Ability to display a process flow/steps is something I missed in Qlik Sense. Yes, you can build multiple visualisations and put them in certain order to create a process flow but that uses up the screen space and do not always look great in mobile view. So, I decided to build something that is simple to use and allows the user to set up a flow/steps for their process and ability to display different visualisations for each step.

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2 More Qlik Sense Extensions…

I have been working on a Data Literacy project with my 6 year year old son the past few weeks (I will cover that topic another time). I wanted to make the charts more relatable for him. To get him to engage with the data side, I found myself developing a few extensions. The project revolves around a game that I built (17 years ago…) and I needed to display the results with his game avatar. And that led to these 2 simple extensions.

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Qlik Load Script Alerts to Microsoft Teams

Qlik Sense is a great platform, however, it has its shortfalls. One of them would be the lack of push notifications out of the box from QMC. Last year, I worked on a few solutions to send alerts via emails to users’ inboxes and via APIs/webhooks to bespoke applications when there is a job failure on Qlik Sense Enterprise. I have utilised the QRS API as well as REST connector and webhook technologies to achieve all these goals. That got me thinking, what else can be done using webhook? At Tahola, we (the developers, consultants) use Microsoft Teams as part of our collaboration suite. I thought it would be a good idea to be able to send alerts to the Teams channel directly from Qlik data load scripts (via REST connector), whether be a load completion alert or just a simple KPI summary table from the data model. So, I spent few hours building a PoC Qlik application to that goal, and thought, I should share the concept with others as it might be useful in some scenarios.

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