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We are currently looking at the best strategy for developing an app or multiple apps to cover a wide variety of business sectors and focus areas. Ideally we would like our users to be able to access all the data and all master items in one location in case they would like to combine the data in a single visualization. However, because Qlik Sense does not provide a way of separating out master items, e.g. in folders, to group compatible items together, it seems that we would need to either prefix the master item names with the sector name or focus area name so that they would be grouped alphabetically or tag them appropriately, which then relies on the users searching for them from the master item list. Neither of these options is optimal.
An alternative approach would be to develop different apps for different sectors and focus areas, but this would lead to the creation of a large number of apps which would increase the administrative burden.
Does anyone have any advice on either grouping master items or an app strategy based on their own experience or ideas?
Also, although I think I know the answer to this question, I'll ask it anyway. Is it possible to link one app to another in the sense of being able to draw from a combined list of master items, visualizations and sheets?
Thanks in advance,
Thanks for your response. However, we would like to be able to combine items from all different focus areas and sectors in the same app, so I do not think that this approach would work.
Have you looked at using tags on your master items ?
Then one can search for items with the tag you are after. This also gives the advantage that as a single Master Item can have multiple tags, it could be tagged as say both Finance and Budget, so will be returned by searching for either.
Thanks for responding. However, as per my original post:
" it seems that we would need to either prefix the master item names with the sector name or focus area name so that they would be grouped alphabetically or tag them appropriately, which then relies on the users searching for them from the master item list. Neither of these options is optimal.
In my view, tagging is usefiul but it would be better used in addition to some way of grouping items, e.g. in folders, rather than instead of.
As I said, it's not that I don't like tagging, it's just that I think that the user experience would be better if a folder structure or similar were to be implemented. It's a bit like having a list of 500 Excel functions and only having the "Find" function without the functions also being grouped into Numeric, Date, Logical, etc.folders. Another problem is that you need to know how the items have been tagged before searching the tags.