A great feature of Qlik Sense is that your ETL/load script scripts can be moved over from existing QlikView apps with very few modifications. Basically, you need to change the data sources to Sense’s way of doing things* (which I would say is a lot more robust and flexible), then things are likely to work straight off the bat.
Qlik Sense is very nice in most ways, the development environment however still falls short when compared to the one found in QlikView. Having a proper Windows client (which QlikView has) just gives more flexibility than using a web based editor and development environment.
Don’t get me wrong – Sense gets the job done – just that for people whose muscle memory is tuned to the QlikView development environment, Sense feels somewhat limiting and slow. That said, after spending a fair bit of time both porting existing QlikView apps to Sense, as well as developing new Sense apps from scratch, the development environment becomes less and less of an issue. I’d say that Qlik still has way to go though. But hey – we are looking at version 1 – I am sure there are plenty of good things to come in future versions.
Anyway – if you spend significant parts of your days in an application, you want to be as effective as possible in your work. QlikView has quite a few powerful keyboard shortcuts, Qlik Sense has somewhat fewer, but still useful. These are listed in this online Qlik Sense help page.
Seems that the help page is not complete though – some shortcuts are not listed there.
Let’s compile a list of them here, please feel free to add additional ones in the comments!
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