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Mastering QlikView by Stephen Redmond

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Chapter 3. Best Practices for Loading Data

 

"Data! Data! Data!" he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay."

 
 --Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle), The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

In this chapter, beginners to QlikView development will be shown how to connect to different data sources with the QlikView script, load tables of data, transform that data, and create charts and other objects. However, in the real world of QlikView application development, it will be very rare that you will create an application that contains the whole process, from data source to final visualizations, within one QlikView document.

Extract, transform, and load (ETL) is a standard process within data warehousing; moving and transforming data from different ...

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