In just a few minutes, your Qlik Sense data can be used to design and share documents with ConnectReport's Platform.
This quick start will teach you how to do this using ConnectReport Desktop, which works with Qlik Sense Desktop data.
You will need to register and download ConnectReport Desktop before you can start building reports. Once you register, you will receive a link to download ConnectReport Desktop. From there, download the setup file and run it to install ConnectReport Desktop.
You'll also need to have Qlik Sense Desktop installed and running.
If you don't have a copy of Qlik Sense Desktop, you can download it on Qlik's website
Open Qlik Sense Desktop and ensure that you are signed in. Whenever you run ConnectReport Desktop, you will need to have Qlik Sense Desktop running so that the application can communicate with Qlik Sense.
Now, launch ConnectReport Desktop and choose the Qlik Sense connection in the sidebar.
Now that you've selected Qlik Sense as your data source, you can start building a report template. Whenever you create a new template, you have the option of selecting from four report formats: Report Document, Slideshow, Spreadsheet, or Web template. We recommend choosing the Report Document type for your first template.
To proceed, click Continue
Now that your template is configured, select a Qlik Sense app in the data sidebar. Choose a visualization you'd like to report on, and drag it into the editor stage.
Once you've added a data visualization, you may also need to share more granular insights using tabular data. ConnectReport supports several ways to add tables using data from Qlik Sense to meet the demands of any reporting workload. In this guide, we will add the data associated with the visualization we just added.
First, we'll click the small + symbol next to the visualization you added. From here, you can see the fields that underly this visualization. You can drag in the entire table, or individual dimensions and measures.
If you want to take your reporting further right away, you can also configure the table via the Table ribbon menu to apply sorting, limits, totals, and several other options.
With several key items added to your report, a common next step for many report authors would be to apply filters. In this example, we will apply a filter on Location to the entire report page, so that we filter both the visualization and the table.
To apply filters to tables, visualizations, or pages, click on the Filters tab of the sidebar. From here, you can drag in Qlik Sense Bookmarks, or create your own selections. We will create our own selection on 'Grade / Location' and select 'A'. Once applied, you can right click on any data object on the page and click Display filters in report to provide information on the applied filters to your report viewers. After applying your selections, you can click to expand the Live Preview to view a larger preview of your report
Wondering about more advanced filtering capabilities? ConnectReport supports nearly unlimited combinations of ways to filter your data at several different layers. The most basic filter is one applied at the object level, e.g., to a table or visualization. You can also apply filters to report tasks, template pages, and in ConnectReport Enterprise, you can leverage Filter Cycles to automate your bulk reporting workloads.
Now that your simple report is nearly complete, it's time to add some style. ConnectReport provides the capabilities necessary to meet your branding and report design needs, and share compelling stories about your data.
To get started, we have added a title and logo. To add text, right click anywhere on a page and click Add text box. To format text (including text inside tables), click on Format in the ribbon menu to apply styles to your text. To add an image, click Insert in the ribbon menu and select an image from your file system to add to your report.
To change the color scheme of a table, click on the table menu and choose or customize a color scheme.
Once your report is ready to go, you can export it to several different formats. To export your report, navigate to View in the ribbon menu and click on the desired format.
In ConnectReport Enterprise, you can share reports to a governed portal where downstream report consumers can view and download reports in various formats. ConnectReport Enterprise also supports distributing reports via email, and retrieving reports through an API.
Now that you've gotten a brief overview of ConnectReport's live report template editor, you're equipped to tackle the challenges of reporting in a modern BI ecosystem with grace, simplicity and flexibility. With ConnectReport in your back pocket, you can accelerate insight delivery and share compelling stories around your data with your customers and colleagues with ease.