Qlik Sense shortcuts that will make you shout

    Qlik Sense shortcuts that will make you shout

    • Holding SHIFT while drag-and-dropping a column from Fields menu into a sheet saved me a lot of frustration after the Chart Suggestions have been added to Qlik Sense
    • The ‘swedish taste’ of Qlik is still present in the software despite the fact Qlik is no longer a swedish company. If you accept it’s sometimes a little different, you will love it as much as your Volvo
    • Yet, there are still some disappointing gaps as e.g. missing useful shortcuts or those do not work


    1 Holding SHIFT to drop a column in a Filter Pane

    My recent discovery of the ‘Hold SHIFT while drag-and-drop your column into a sheet’ rule made me so happy as a first sip of a cold caipirinha with a fresh lime during hot summer. I guess, some of you Guys – building shiny apps – share my feelings. I almost got crazy every time I did with an intention of placing a Filter on my sheet. It worked that way, before Chart suggestions have been implemented. From that moment, when you do it without holding your SHIFT –  you get a table. Don’t like it. That’s why SHIFT immediately became one of my favorite keys.

    2 CTRL+E – turn to Edit mode and back

    Maybe it’s not a breathtaking thing, but still quite convenient while designing your app.

    3 CTRL+ -> and CTRL + <- go to next \ previous sheet using cursors

    Watch a video on DataMiners YT channel


    Need a more space for script and less distractors … I strongly recommend using

    4 CTRL + 0 + 0

    Real Magic! Sample script to generate random database for testing purpose.

    5 ALT + F11

    This will hide both – right pane (Sections) and left pane (Data connections). Click once more to get back.

    6 ALT+F9 and ALT+F10

    In theory you can hide either the left panel (ALT+F9) or right panel (ALT+F10) . In practice – sadly, it doesn’t work


    Reload data. I’m pretty sure you would prefer CTRL+R. Anyway, this one doesn’t work either …

    8 ALT+ PageUP and AND ALT + PageUp

    Those two work! Small thing but I like it – you move one section up or down


    Apart from these described above, there are numerous other shortcuts, usually quite obvious as they work same way as in Windows.

    • CTRL+S – Save app
    • CTRL+Z – undo
    • CTRL+Y – redo


    Unfortunately, so far,  Qlik has not provided other useful shortcuts as e.g.:

    • open Data Model Viewer – in reference to CTRL+T to display Table Viewer in QlikView
    • open Data Load Editor – in reference to CTRL+E in QlikView
    • select All objects – CTRL+A – that works in script only to select all


    You can find a list of all Qlik Sense shortcuts categorized by interfaces in Qlik Help.

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