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More things I hate about QlikView

Let me start this post with a question: What is wrong with you people? I was building a little app for analyzing which are your favorite topics in this blog when I came across a sad realization. Even though QlikFreak is full of useful tips about visualization and data modeling, it looks like the most popular post is… well… the one where I complain about everything 😛

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In a way, writing this kind of posts is like talking about my problems with someone who really understands, and since I cannot afford a decent therapist, why don’t we put the constructive spirit aside and discuss the details we hate about the platform we love? Here we go: More things I hate about QlikView!

The extra space in listboxes when you use the AJAX client: I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had mixed feelings about the AJAX client. On one hand, it has great features such as notes, session collaboration and the fact that you don’t have to install anything special in order to use QlikView in desktops, laptops or even mobile devices. On the other hand, it slightly changes the size and alignment of the objects, modifies the amount of visible rows in straight / pivot tables and sometimes adds scrollbars to the charts. And well… I really hate unaligned objects in my apps!!! However, the thing that annoys me the most is, without a doubt, that blank space that appears at the end of certain listboxes:22_02

For God’s sake! Why. Are. You. There?!?! Aaaaarrrrghhhhh!!!

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Bulk Actions: At some point in our lives, we’ve all wished that QlikView had some sort of bulk actions (you know, a magical “Apply to all” button). For example, let’s say you just finished creating a 10-column straight table and you want to center all the labels.  You go to the Presentation tab and try to select all the expressions but you can’t, so you end up either clicking each column and centering its title or changing the object type to a Pivot Table and doing it all at once (I’m not really sure why this only works for Pivot Tables). Continue reading

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Top 10: Things I hate about QlikView

There is no perfect relationship. Your girlfriend is a little bit possessive, your roommate could use a shower once in a while and your boss always freaks out when you’re late. Come on, even QlikView has some flaws that you’d be happy to change.

Here’s my list of the most annoying things I’ve found as a QlikView consultant. If you’ve been creating apps for a while I’m sure that you’ll relate to some of them…

 

Splash screen

First things first: we will start our list with the splash screen. For those of you who are not familiarized with this term, the splash screen is that green window that pops up every time you open QlikView and disappears almost immediately. (I know… “immediately” is a vague term.)

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If you’re developing small applications in your PC this will hardly be an issue. However, if your computer lacks capacity, you work with multiple QVWs at the same time or have an important presentation with key customers, it tends to… linger a little more than usual.

Typically you can click on it and start working right away, but when this little friend it’s not in the mood, it stays there blocking your visibility even if you change the active window. Sometimes it stays green, other times it turns black, Continue reading