Set Analysis Wizard as a Document Extension?

It is really amazing: Since I have published the Set Analysis Wizard some months ago this is by far the most requested resource on my blog:

  • About 300 unique QlikView developers / day are using the wizard on weekdays (!!!)
  • They create about 2.5 expressions on average
  • More than 50% of these users are recurring visitors

So it seems that the Set Analysis Wizard is helpful for at least some of the QlikView developers out there …

On the other hand I am really surprised that one of the features I have implemented is only used by 5% of all users. I talk about the ability to share created expressions with other developers … It took some time to implement this functionality but obviously this is not really a killer feature …

Porting the Set Analysis Wizard to a Document Extension Solution …

Having now in mind that sharing is not really necessary and helpful I am thinking about porting the whole solution to a document extension solution.

This should not be that tricky because most of the code is already based on JavaScript and would also make some essential advantages possible:

  • Tight integration into the place where you are developing your applications
  • Offline use
  • Selecting from the fields of your current application
  • Reviewing the results of your expression immediately

 

But …

But I am not really sure if it is (really) worth putting additional effort into this solution because I do not really know how you are using the existing wizard and especially which features you are missing, so …

… I need your help!

Please give me an idea how you are using the Set Analysis Wizard:

  • How do you use the Set Analysis Wizard in your daily work as a QlikView developer?
  • If you do not use it, why?
  • What features are missing?
  • Do you need more examples?
  • Are you (really) missing the support of using “Alternate States”?
  • Would it be helpful having the Set Analysis Wizard available as a document extensions?

 

Please use the comment section below for your feedback, which is really appreciated!

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7 Comments

  1. Rob
    Posted October 9, 2012 at 21:47 | Permalink

    Thank you for this wizard, it served as a great tool to teach myself set analysis and would love to have it as an extension.

  2. Gonzalo
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 14:51 | Permalink

    Your application is great. It solved a lot of problems with really complicate set, and is better than the help files 😉
    Would be great to have it at document extention, or even as a desktop application (since is an aspx 😉 )..

    Gonzalo…

  3. Erik
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 07:32 | Permalink

    Hy Steaf,

    It’s indeed an excellent tool. pherhaps you may think of building this as desktop application (thx Gonzalo) so you can put it in different Languages…

    thx

    erik

  4. Jamie
    Posted March 5, 2013 at 07:42 | Permalink

    Very useful tool, use it all the time a offline or document br very useful.

  5. Rob
    Posted March 5, 2013 at 08:44 | Permalink

    HI Stephan

    How do you use the Set Analysis Wizard in your daily work as a QlikView developer? ………I don’t
    If you do not use it, why? ……….It is a pain to use regularly over the web
    What features are missing?……….the ability to link into my own documents
    Do you need more examples?
    Are you (really) missing the support of using “Alternate States”?
    Would it be helpful having the Set Analysis Wizard available as a document extensions? ……YES

  6. Posted November 19, 2013 at 21:48 | Permalink

    I would like to see the alternative states feature . . . I’m new to Qlikview, and this tool is helping a lot.

    • Posted November 27, 2013 at 12:16 | Permalink

      Probably I will not manage to realize that for the current version (too many other projects), but maybe I’ll implement it for a QlikView.next version … hmmm, let’s see and wait 😉

      Regards
      Stefan