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Script syntax and chart functions

You can use statements and functions in the script to load and transform data into your app. You can also use functions in visualization expressions to build dynamic visualizations.


Qlik Cloud Analytics and Qlik Sense use a data load script to connect to and retrieve data from various data sources. The script is managed in the Qlik Sense data load editor. In the script, the fields and tables to load are specified. You can also manipulate the data structure by using script statements, expressions, and variables.

Script syntax overview

Backus-Naur formalism underlies the script syntax.

Script statements and keywords

Statements and keywords to use in your scripts.

Script and chart functions

Transform and aggregate data with load scripts and chart expressions.


Tutorial - Scripting for beginners

After completing this tutorial, you should be comfortable with loading data using scripts, editing scripts, and transforming data.


Tutorial - Next steps in scripting

After completing this tutorial, you should be comfortable with loading data using some of the more advanced scripting functions in Qlik Sense.

Visualization expressions

You can use expressions to process data in the app in order to produce a result that can be seen in a visualization. You can build visualizations that are more dynamic and powerful, with expressions for dimensions and measures. You can also use expressions to change the presentation of visualizations dynamically.

Chart expressions

Expressions to process data and change the way it looks in your visualization.

Script and chart functions

Functions for your data load scripts and chart expressions.

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