Blog posts from our network of speakers

One of the great strengths of Qlik is its simplicity and accessibility, and there is a lot of valuable material publicly available designed to get you up and running with the program. What is a lot harder to find is targeted tuition tailored for the intermediate and advanced level. Much of the support provided for more specialized problem solving comes from knowledge shared throughout the informal ‘Qlik community’ of online forums and blogs, and many users do not realize the vast potential of the platform.

RSS Qlikview Cookbook

  • Document Analyzer Batch Analysis July 18, 2017
    I’ve received several requests to provide a batch interface to the popular QV Document Analyzer tool that will provide for analyzing multiple QVWs with a single command.  It’s now available for download here. The script is a windows cmd file.  Because many browsers block download of cmd files, I’ve provided it with a “txt” extension. […]
    Rob Wunderlich
  • Web Dev for Qlik Devs Course in San Francisco June 29, 2017
    In January I attended (review) Nick Webster’s  “Web Development for Qlik Developers” course.  I found the course extremely valuable so I’m bringing Nick  to San Francisco September 19-22 for a four day fast track course. Are you a Qlik Sense Developer that wants to understand how to use the various QS APIs to create your own […]
    Rob Wunderlich
  • QV12 REM Logging Change June 27, 2017
    Summary: QV12 no longer prints the REM statement to the Document Log. In QV11 “//” and “/*” comments do not appear in the Document Log, but “REM” comments do appear in the log.  I found REM useful to provide some documentation in my logfile or record which branch was taken in an IF-THEN-ELSE. QV12 has changed […]
    Rob Wunderlich

RSS The Qlik Fix!

  • QlikView for Developers: Update June 30, 2017
    Today PacktPub published a new version of Miguel García’s and my 2012 book, QlikView 11 for Developers. Now released under the version-agnostic title QlikView for Developers, the book can be used for QlikView 11, 11.2, 12 and 12.1. (and given how little love Qlik has shown QlikView recently, probably every upcoming version, if any, after this) […]
    Barry Harmsen
  • What I learned about Qlik Sense security February 23, 2017
    When comparing Qlik Sense to QlikView, the most obvious differences are on the front-end, with its completely overhauled and fully responsive design. Other major differences are the server-based development, the use of Master Items and the shift towards APIs, mashups, extensions and widgets. Somewhat less prominent, though very deserving of your attention, is the security model […]
    Wesley Smit
  • Qlik named leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant February 16, 2017
    The 2017 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms has been released and Qlik is in the Leaders quadrant for the 7th consecutive year! Besides Qlik, both Tableau and Microsoft return in the Leaders quadrant, where they also were last year.   Comparing this edition with previous year’s Magic Quadrant, we can see that Qlik […]
    Barry Harmsen

RSS Q-Tips

  • Q-Tip #17 – The Curious Case of a Wildcard Load and a Join May 9, 2017
    It’s been a while since I had a chance to write a blog article… I can’t complain though, because preparing and delivering the Masters Summit for Qlik in Munich was a lot of fun. I also took a few days off and jumped to Prague, which was awesome! Interesting discovery (at least to myself) – in Prague,...
    Oleg Troyansky
  • Q-Tip #16 – What’s Special About Those Derived Fields December 20, 2016
    Ever since the introduction of Derived Fields in Qlik Sense, I was curious – what’s so special about them? Are they different from any other fields that are stored in your data set? Are they stored or calculated on the fly? Do they work equally well in Chart dimensions, in Filters, and in Set Analysis...
    Oleg Troyansky
  • Q-Tip #15 – Excluding the Excluded October 27, 2016
    It’s been a while since I found an interesting topic, worthy of a blog article… This Q-Tip originated from a question that we received at the Masters Summit for Qlik in Ausitn, TX. Here is the question: Hmm… at first I was puzzled and couldn’t even come up with a direction for the possible solution....
    Oleg Troyansky

RSS The Qlik Board!

  • Did you get the memo? … finding the subField of a string February 25, 2016
    Just a quick post (yes, I know I still owe you a PART 2 for the accumulating data post) .. Situation I am dealing with a string which has an arbitrary number of words in it. Each word is separated by a space. I want to get the last word. (ahem!) Solution I was not […]
  • The Trouble With Totals – those pesky accumulations February 5, 2016
        The trouble I don’t know about you, but I find it VERY easy to run into trouble (a.k.a. BUGS) when implementing accumulations in charts in Qlik. I’ve probably made every mistake possible at one time or another. Especially when working with averages, it can be very easy to make an “unnoticed mistake” … […]
  • Importing Tasks via Remote Management – Step-by-Step July 31, 2014
    I recently moved a client’s dev/test environment onto a new server. There were a few dozen reload tasks and rather than recreate them by hand, I chose to use the Import Task feature via the QMS Remote Management service. I’ve known about this feature but have never had a chance to use it. I looked […]
    Bill Lay