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QlikView 11 for Developers - QlikView Book


QlikView 11 for Developers - QlikView Book

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6795646/QlikFix/QlikView11ForDevelopersBook/QlikView11ForDevelopersBook.pngIt's with great pride that I announce a new book for both beginning and experienced QlikView developers:

QlikView 11 for Developers (available in English and Spanish)

(Packt Publishing, ISBN: 978-1849686068)

This book was authored by Mike García and Barry Harmsen and has a foreword by QlikTech's Donald Farmer. Technical review was provided by Ralf Becher, Steve Dark and Stephen Redmond.

With over 500 pages of original content, QlikView 11 for Developers offers a completely practical and hands-on guide to learning both basic and advanced QlikView development concepts. The book follows a practical case based on a fictional company; HighCloud Airlines. This case evolves throughout the book, developing your QlikView skills step by step while gradually building a complete QlikView solution.


Topics covered in the book include:

  • Using script to load and transform data, and best practices for keeping everything manageable
  • Data modeling, and how to overcome common modeling challenges
  • Styling and designing your applications
  • Advanced aggregations and expressions
  • Point-in-time reporting and achieving complex calculations using Set Analysis
  • Best practices for setting up a scalable data architecture
  • Securing your data with Section Access
  • Time-saving techniques for making your QlikView development more efficient.

Of course, there's much more content than can be described here. For those interested in browsing the content, exercises and code bundle, check out the Discover what's inside QlikView app on the QlikMarket.

Complete code bundle

All example and solution files are Personal Edition enabled. This means that anyone with the free, personal edition of QlikView can pick up the book and start learning how to develop QlikView applications. There is no need to invest in software beforehand. The complete code bundle can be downloaded by clicking here (850 MB, so might take a while).

Where to buy?

QlikView 11 for Developers is available in both paperback and ebook versions, and can be purchased online through Packt (paperback + ebook), Amazon (Paperback - Kindle), Barnes & Noble and many other places.

English edition:




Updated 2013/12/13 - Now also available in Spanish:





Since the book's release there have been many reviews, below you will find links to some of them:

Of course, there are many more reviews available, for example on Amazon or the QlikMarket.



This is a great book.

Best Regards,     Bill

New Contributor III

Great!, very weel!

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Please add some more real world scenarios/examples to this book. My post on the need for such things is here if you wish to see it - Real world scenarios, examples ?


Hi John,

The book follows a complete case and works through all sorts of real world scenarios already. Can you be a bit more specific about what you would like to see in the next iteration?

Kind regards,


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This book is a very great book (thanks for it). I am preparing the certification and I reread a part of it often (I must admit with the reference manual too, in order to have a deeper insight of QV)

The exercices in it are a good way to practice the first time: in the middle of difficulty to learn much. I do not know if it is real but it seem's to me that it was (dimensions, facts, business questions ... were very realistic).

To learn the BI and QlikView, we can see the demos and the community for real things that people try to do in real life (there are so many questions). And try to replicate that stuff, try to answer ...

Another book that I like much is "QlikView for Developers Cookbook" by Stephen Redmond. But according to me, this is a second book that we can read after this one. When we are (a little) familiar with QlikView.

Thanks again for that great book


Contributor III

Hey John,

I use QlikView in the real world everyday (designing and developing) and this book identifies and deals with most of the common challenges you would face in the "real world".  There can be more specific challenges that are not in this book but those typically can be resolved doing a search or asking the community.   


Indeed. We've strived to include most of the common real world challenges that you would encounter when working with QlikView.

If you want more specific scenarios then I suggest you also check out Stephen Redmond's "QlikView for Developers Cookbook". This contains many more specific scenarios (or recipes) and practical solutions. Some of these you may never need in your daily work, but others may prove invaluable.

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Thanks for all your comments. I am using the book now and I am facing a problem now. Can you please help me ? http://community.qlik.com/message/486658#486658

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Hi Fabrice. I want to develop strong QV developer skills. I see that preparing for a certification is a good way to do so. Unfortunately, I see that there is a BIG difference in the level of difficulty in the sample QV certification tests and the kind of tutorials (all free QV) and books (QV 11 for developers - page 176 so far) that I have come across.

I believe that I can get better by solving good quality problems, ranging from a simple multiple choice, to a real-world scenario like the one in Barry's book. There are plenty of books dedicated to several kinds of certifications, but none for QV. Often, the books are used to just cram and pass the test. But, I still feel their


I guess Barry Harmsen could write a book like for certification or just for self evaluation purposes. I'd like it to be like any textbook we used in college - Chapter(s) followed by questions. Perhaps, this forum could have a "mark as problem" option, by which mods can mark a well-explained, generic question as a problem. People can just come here, SELECT Problems and solve them for practice.

Thanks for listening.


Don't have access to the book or the solution files at this moment, but will follow-up later.

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