What’s a visualization

A visualization in the context of this API represents the visual output of some underlying data stored in Qlik’s Associative Data Model. It could be almost anything you want it to be and is traditionally developed to show the data in the shape of a chart, table, kpi etc.


A visualization has two main parts: a backend Generic Object that describes the properties of the visualization and is persisted in the data model, and a frontend visual part that renders the layout of the Generic Object.


The minimal visualization that doesn’t contain any data nor renders anything looks like this:

export default function () {
  return {
    qae: {
      /* */
    component() {},

The component() is where you render the visual part, while qae is where you define the properties and data handled by Qlik’s Associative Engine (QAE).

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