RightQlik: a Windows Explorer context menu for QlikView

By Barry Harmsen


RightQlik is a small utility written by QlikView 11 for Developers co-author Miguel García. As I love how this utility makes my developer life just a little easier I posted a link today on LinkedIn and Twitter. I was surprised by how many people had never heard of RightQlik. It’s been out for quite a while. In the hope of having a few more people discover this little gem I am putting this post on my blog.

So what does RightQlik do?

RightQlik is a custom context menu (pictured right) that is shown when right-clicking on a QVW file. It allows quick access to common functions that you will often perform on a QlikView document:

  • Open in a new QV instance: open the QlikView document in a new QlikView instance (i.e. “having the program open multiple times”). This lets you easily switch between several QlikView files, or display them side by side (this is what I often use).
  • Open without data: opens the document without also loading its data. Very useful when you quickly need something from a big document, or if the data has become corrupted (fortunately a very rare event).
  • Reload document: reload the QlikView script and close the document after completion. With this option, you can run simultaneous, local reloads of several QlikView documents with a simple click by first selecting all of them.
  • Reload and keep open: reload the QlikView script and keep the document open after completion.

This custom context menu is only shown when dealing with QVW files, so it will stay out of your way when dealing with any other file type.

You can download RightQlik for free from the QlikMarket.

PS. If you find this utility useful, then please consider writing a short review on the QlikMarket.

About The Author

Barry Harmsen

Hi there, I'm Barry and I'm a Business Intelligence Consultant at Bitmetric and based in the Netherlands. Originally from a background of 'traditional' Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence and Performance Management, for the past 10 years I have been specializing in Qlik and a more user-centric form of BI. I have done numerous QlikView and Qlik Sense implementations in many different roles and industries. In 2012 I co-authored the book QlikView 11 for Developers. You can follow me on Twitter at @meneerharmsen.


  • 1
    June 24, 2015 - 11:00 | Permalink

    Hi, this is a great tool
    i have implemented it in many installations and it saves tons of time and qlicks

    buit on some computers, when i install it and right click a QVW it shows the rightqlik on the context menu with an arrow beside it but when i press it nothing happnes, all the options are not there
    any ideas?

    also, how is it possible to remove the menu?

  • 2
    December 11, 2015 - 13:03 | Permalink

    Great tool, I use it everyday and it spares me a lot of clicks
    Keep up the good job
    Cheers from Italy

  • 3
    Jhonatan Leiva
    May 11, 2017 - 17:45 | Permalink


    The link is disable?

    Its possible the export qvw model for various


  • 4
    August 1, 2017 - 22:18 | Permalink

    Hi, the link to QlikMarket for download is not valid anymore (thanks anymay for the tool)

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