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Remote include scripts

Got a bunch of scripts here for you, where do you want me to put them?One of the reasons why I like QlikView so much is that there are always new functions and applications to discover. Yesterday I was at a client who is a Qlik OEM partner. During lunch we discussed various uses of include scripts. The question came up if it was possible to remotely update include scripts. At the same time they didn’t want these external scripts to be viewable (they sell a solution based on QlikView, clients get the solution but the OEM owns the code). Of course, that makes things a little more complicated. The include script sits outside of QlikView in plain text, so anyone can read it. Besides that, updating an external script that sits on the client’s local server is also not a straightforward affair.

I started wondering if it might be possible to fetch an include script from a remote website. So I just tried it, and it works!* (in QlikView, Sense requires Legacy Mode to be enabled, I will let you decide if that is a good idea)

Try this one for example:

$(must_include=http://www.qlikfix.com/remote_include/?license=12345);

In my opinion, this opens up some interesting use cases:

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Hosting issues: QlikFix is back!

QlikFix is back!I had it coming, but yesterday it finally happened; the QlikFix website collapsed under its own success. With visitors and page views steadily increasing I had outgrown the cheap ‘n cheerful hosting solution that I’d been using for the past 3 years.

So yesterday I had to scramble and do what I’d been putting off for way too long; move everything to a new provider and a bigger server with more resources. Learned a lot about WordPress migrations and DNS in the process.

Everything should be up and running again and with better performance than before. If you notice any glitches or problems then please contact me.