It’s been a while since I last blogged. I have been busy with many projects and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find the time to blog. But as promised in my previous few blogs, I decided to make the time and share our son, Aaron’s, #DataLiteracy journey.
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.
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.
I am happy to announce that I have my new personal project on Qlik Branch after finally managed to make some time for it. The few hours I have spent on this resulted in a variable management solution (or the first part of it!).
UPDATE: New download “Data Load Script” option added
This was my first visit to the Qonnections, thanks to the Tahola team for arranging the trip and inviting me to join. Being a fairly frequent tech show goer, I thought I knew what to expect and what I will see there. But boy, was I in for a surprise, Qlik team went an extra […]
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 and via APIs/webhooks to bespoke applications when there is a job failure on Qlik Sense Enterprise. I utilised the QRS API as well as REST connector and webhook technologies to achieve these goals. That got me thinking, what else can be done using webhook? At Tahola, we 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.
I feel honoured to be able to present at the last Qlik Meetup in London. What a great turnout once again! Great crowd with lots of very good topics discussed and questioned asked. Nice to see the developer community is flourishing this way.
…Time flies by, this certainly is true in every sense. I cannot believe it has already been over 2 months since my last blog. There are so many exciting things that have been happening at Tahola, we have been involved in some really interesting Qlik Sense projects, which has resulted in me completely losing track of my blog.
I have been sitting in the shadows and reading up on all the good work the people from the Qlik community are producing. I have benefited from it more than I can count and have tried to add my small contributions to that many times. Unfortunately, finding the time has always been a bit of a challenge. Now, I have decided to make the time and write something meaningful, in the hope that someone will read my blog, find it useful and benefit from it.