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Tutorial Tuesday: Implementing version control for Qlik Sense with Git, GitHub and Visual Studio Code

Welcome to my second Blog post, which will be a basic tutorial of how to setup a lightweight version control for Qlik Sense script. This approach is straight forward to implement in various occasions. My aim is not to over complicate version control by offering this as a nice beginners guide on version control and workflow.

This tutorial will be part of a series of Tutorial Tuesdays that will lead to a lightweight, straight forward and easy to implement framework within Qlik Sense. In the series of tutorials hereafter will we cover topics as version control with script changes, different localization settings, loading centralized variables, creating master items on variables and eventually getting a simple dashboard up and running based on all tutorials altogether.

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Qlik named a leader again in the 2019 Magic Quadrant

Qlik has been named a Leader in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms for the 9th consecutive year! More information and a write up by Qlik’s Dan Sommer can be found here. The full report can be requested here.

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Qlik Sense Desktop February 2019 released!

Hi, I am Vincent Hayward and this is my first blog on QlikFix.com, okay well to be honest; it’s my first blog post ever. So let me introduce myself first as colleague of Barry Harmsen at Bitmetric. Furthermore I am working with QlikView since 2010 and before that I was a WebFocus consultant. But eventually you stick with the best, so QlikView and Qlik Sense it is and WebFocus at rest. To conclude this short introduction; I am 39 years old, living in Naaldwijk, The Netherlands with my wife and kids. Loves to play indoor soccer and videogames, such as Overwatch, Civilization, Red Dead Redemption 2, Diablo and Starcraft.

Qlik Sense has really made progress becoming a full scale product as QlikView and made a huge effort having certain features in Qlik Sense that were common in QlikView. At the end of 2018 with the November 2018 release we even got variable input, tabbed containers, buttons as a dashboard bundle package. Basically it was an extension package, which was added to the Qlik Sense Installer by default and who cares!?

With the february 2019 release they really vamped the look and feel with an improved flow within the application. Now we can move from data, analysis and story much better then before. It became an one click navigation element as a horizontal menu.

Data, Analysis and Story as a horizontal menu
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Season’s greetings!

SenseTheme Christmas 2018 theme

Season’s greetings from QlikFix / Bitmetric! Just a quick little post to direct your attention to the SenseTheme Gallery, where we’ve just added a Christmas 2018 theme by our colleague Gwenny Sonneville.

And since we like being prepared, our colleague Bernard de Bruin has already created additional themes for winter, spring and summer 😉

Wishing all of you happy holidays and all the best for the new year!

For those of your who are interested in that sort of thing, below you can find some stats on SenseTheme usage in 2018

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SenseTheme: Theme Builder for Qlik Sense

SenseTheme

TL;DR: check out SenseTheme.

At Bitmetric, my colleagues and I regularly meet after work to investigate and experiment with interesting methods and technologies, share knowledge and generally shoot the breeze (we’re all at different client sites during the week, so it’s a good time to catch up).

The topic of our last meetup was Qlik Sense Themes. This is one of the big new (and highly anticipated) features in the Qlik Sense February 2018 release, allowing you to create custom themes for your apps. Our expectation was that we’d get the general idea of themes, go over the syntax and build a few cool themes. In reality, our meetup quickly devolved into a hunt for missing curly braces, property names and CSS classes. Still fun, if you’re into that sort of thing, but not as productive as we’d hoped.

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Qlik named a leader in the 2018 Magic Quadrant

Qlik has been named a Leader in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms for the 8th consecutive year. Although Tableau and Microsoft seem to have expanded their lead, Qlik has made some excellent progress along the “Completeness of vision” axis. With all the cool stuff that is coming up in the next year, I am sure this will be followed next year by more success along the “Ability to execute” axis.

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Qlik introduces Professional and Analyzer licenses for Qlik Sense

Qlik announces Professional and Analyzer licenses for Qlik Sense

As of today, Qlik has changed to a new licensing model for Qlik Sense. To those of you who’ve been around the Qlik ecosystem a little longer, this change will sound very familiar. Read on for a short summary of the most interesting changes.

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Look who’s talking to your Qlik Sense Desktop

lookwhostalkingHappy new year to you! Just a very short post today with a little fun and possibly a warning. You may be aware that you can use the Qlik Sense API’s on your Qlik Sense Desktop, but are you also aware that any webpage can access them? The widget on the top right contains some JavaScript that tries to connect to your local Qlik Sense Desktop, if it succeeds the version and number of apps are displayed. (click on the X Applications link for an application browser)

This is just some harmless fun of course, and potentially offers some nice options for Qlik bloggers, for example click to automatically generate an app, online performance analyzer, etc. Just be aware that there could also be more nefarious purposes, for example deleting applications or extracting data. It’s probably very unlikely that someone will target this, but good to keep in mind anyway.

On a different note, Qlik Sense 3.1 SR4 was released yesterday. And, if you’re based in The Netherlands (or willing to travel there) and interested in Qlik Sense web development with mashups, extensions and widgets then we have an interesting training coming up. More info here (in Dutch, but training will be in English, contact me if you’re interested).

Join me in the Qlik Sense Cloud

Qlik Sense CloudWant to build a quick dashboard or analyze some data? Want to share your findings with others or publish charts on social media? Then the Qlik Sense Cloud might be of interest to you. This cloud version of Qlik Sense has been available since September 2014. While it is still in beta, features are steadily being added. Best of all, it is completely free!

You can upload up to 250MB of your own data, but can also get external data from the Qlik DataMarket (for example information on exchange rates, demographics, weather or businesses) to augment your internal data.

 

A use case

The missus and I are expecting a baby early next year. Picking a name, in my opinion, is no easy task. I don’t want my kid to have the same name as 5 other kids in his class, but also not a really obscure name (like “Bamboo”, “Patient”, “Berlusconi” or “Zorro”, names that were actually given to some unfortunate kids in the Netherlands in 2014). To make things a little easier, I downloaded a list of all the baby names that were given in the Netherlands in 2014, loaded it into a Sense Cloud App and shared it with my wife. Now we can easily filter names based on popularity, length, letters, etc. and see what we like. It’s nothing too fancy, but the fact that we can use it from a tablet or our phone without having to install anything makes it a lot more convenient and fun.

Want to try the Qlik Sense Cloud?

If you would like to give the Qlik Sense Cloud a try, then enter your email address in the form below. You will then automatically receive an invite for my shared space on the Qlik Cloud. This will give you access to any applications that I publish to the Qlik Cloud and will also give you the option to create your own applications. (email addresses are only used to send the invites and are not stored)

Qlik Sense voice control with Amazon Echo

Amazon EchoI am currently at the Masters Summit for QlikView in San Francisco, where I just got a really cool demo from Rob Wunderlich. Rob built an extension object that integrates with Amazon Echo (want!) and allows you to control Qlik Sense using voice commands. Check out the video below.

Just as a reminder, if you weren’t able to join us at the Masters Summit in San Francisco this time, we have upcoming events in New York City and Copenhagen later this year. Check out the website for more information.