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datanibbler
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QlikView - any ebooks available?

   Hi,

I just started work at a company where QlikView is just being deployed. I am new to the QV world myself, though I have worked with similar tools, and I'm going to be more or less the one in charge of the whole story. So at the moment I am reaching in all directions at once to learn as much as I can as fast as I can. There is some on-site QV training scheduled, but that's three weeks away and I want to make the best possible use of that time so I can already fire off some in-depth questions during the training.

What I am considering is that I spend upwards of 2h per day on the train between my home and my workplace. That's time I can use, at least partly, to read up on QlikView. That's why I'm asking if there is any ebook material available on QlikView.

Thanks a lot!

Best regards,

DataNibbler   

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Re: QlikView - any ebooks available?

You're welcome . Please do mind that converting from PDF to another format can be quiet hard, resulting is badly converted docs (see http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/conversion.html#pdfconversion) .

I guess it would still be wiser to get an actual ePUB or MOBI file, and convert this to the required format.

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datanibbler
Esteemed Contributor

Re: QlikView - any ebooks available?

Hi,

this is myself - cannot edit the post for some reason. I forgot to say, amazon is not an option for me, they seem to only sell ebooks in .kindle format (they don't actually tell which format an ebook is in, so I assume it's .kindle only) and that's one of the few formats my Kobo can't read...

Best regards,

DataNibbler

MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

Re: QlikView - any ebooks available?

Hi,

Check this link

http://community.qlik.com/message/147065#147065

I think Qlikview Reference Manual and Qlikview Help document are the best books.  You can download in qlikview site.

http://community.qlik.com/docs/DOC-1794

Hope this helps you.

Regards,

Jagan.

datanibbler
Esteemed Contributor

Re: QlikView - any ebooks available?

Hi Jagan,

thanks for helping! However, the manual is 1,000 pages, 12MB, with a lot of screenshots. Several factors keep me from using that as an ebook:

- It's a pdf which is somewhat awkward to read on an E_Ink display (since it shrinks to fit and I have to do a lot of zooming to read it).

- On my private laptop I have Linux (Lubuntu) and there's no freeware pdf_to_epub_converter available afaIk.

- My authorizations on this (work) PC are extremely limited, I cannot install anything and I cannot connect my private hardware (so I would be having trouble copying the manual to my eReader)

Well, I'll try anyway.

Best regards,

DataNibbler

MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

Re: QlikView - any ebooks available?

Qlikview 11 for Developers is currently the best book available imho.

edit: uhm, really.... is it that hard to find the available ebook formats on that page?

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datanibbler
Esteemed Contributor

Re: QlikView - any ebooks available?

Hi,

sorry for the somewhat delayed reply, it's all a bit chaotic here. The description on that bookshop's Website sounds quite good. I guess that book includes the SQL needed to program and streamline QlikView load_scripts, formulas and so on?

I'll talk to my superior about acquiring that.

The only "problem" I see is that when choosing to buy this as an ebook, it seems like what I'm going to get is a pdf. In my eyes, that's just two different things: A pdf is NOT an ebook, pdf is very awkward to read on an eInk_display. I will have another go at looking for a pdf->epub converter for a Linux system.

Thanks a lot!

Best regards,

DataNibbler

P.S.: @ Gysbert

Ah - no, actually it is not hard to see. The thing is, unless you don't get the option to select a format until relatively late in the purchasing process - if indeed there is such an option. I didn't try it out because I didn't want to risk ending up with an unintentional purchase.

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Re: QlikView - any ebooks available?

Abou the tool to convert PDF's to ePUBs:

Do have a look at Calibre: http://calibre-ebook.com/ . It is available for Linux.

datanibbler
Esteemed Contributor

Re: QlikView - any ebooks available?

Thanks michelkr!

That is helpful. I don't know where we (the  company) can/ will order that book and whether there will be the possibility of ordering it in epub format or in pdf only, but it's reassuring to know that there's a possibility to convert it.

Best regards,

DataNibbler

Not applicable

Re: QlikView - any ebooks available?

You're welcome . Please do mind that converting from PDF to another format can be quiet hard, resulting is badly converted docs (see http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/conversion.html#pdfconversion) .

I guess it would still be wiser to get an actual ePUB or MOBI file, and convert this to the required format.

datanibbler
Esteemed Contributor

Re: QlikView - any ebooks available?

Hi michelkr,

I guess this is actually the wrong place for such a question, but: Do you know how things go when my company purchases a book in epub format? I guess that will be DRM protected like most and you need a license key to read it. Is that then bound to whoever_does_the_purchasing's license key? Can I then read it on my eReader at all, and will the company's "ownership" of the ebook be maintained so anyone else can also read it?

Thanks a lot any way!

Best regards,

DataNibbler