Adam Cooke

I currently work as a consultant for Qlik, a software company doing some interesting stuff in business intelligence. Check it out Qlik.com. I write this blog to showcase some technical bits that I hope will be useful to others.
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Streams are kind of like user groups. Here are the key points about Qlik Sense Streams: A stream enables users to read and/or publish apps, sheets, and stories. Users who have publish access to a stream, create the content for that specific stream. The stream access pattern in a Qlik Sense site is determined by the security rules for each stream. By default, Qlik Sense includes two streams: Everyone...

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Most organisations and people in business intelligence are aware of the term Data Warehouse and its percieved benefits: A Data Warehouse Delivers Enhanced Business Intelligence A Data Warehouse Saves Time A Data Warehouse Enhances Data Quality and Consistency A Data Warehouse Provides Historical Intelligence by storing snapshots from a live system We can actually do these things with Qlik Sense. This is thanks to the powerful Qlik Engine, the great compression speed...

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Datamarket is an attempt to give you access to reliable external data such as Weather, Demographics to provide insight with your own data set. Practically it means that once you go through the datamarket wizard, it will generate a Load statement that will pull the data you specified into your data model. By default the script will be locked - so it is controlled by the wizard,...

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Maybe you need to see your dashboard in bright high visiblity colors? When accessing a Qlik Sense dashboard through your browser just put theme/highvis at the end when your on a sheet. http://localhost:4848/sense/app/ %5C%5Cpsf%5CHome%5CDocuments%5CQlik%5CSense%5CApps%5CSales%20Discovery/ sheet/XuWLHFK/state/analysis/theme/highvis Remove the spaces from the link above. Not always perfect but interesting....

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This is a great example of using workbench editor to get the most out of Qlik Sense and achieve things that no other product(including Qlikview) can with drag drop functionality for users with no HTML/CSS skills! Hopefully more to follow. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USFK1hh5DWY&feature=youtu.be[/embed]   The branch project: http://branch.qlik.com/projects/showthread.php?529-Mashup-Builder-for-Demo This approach is one way to generate very customised web applications using approved branded templates built by an expert and empower business users to professionally publish...

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Before we start please note the below is my own opinion and is in no way endorsed by Qlik as a company. Follow at your own risk :). The aim of this post is to explore the possibility of hosting a Qlik Sense mashup on the popular cloud web hosting provider Heroku. What is Heroku? Heroku (pronounced her-OH-koo) is a cloud application platform – a new way of...

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In places where Qlikview is already alive you may want to give your users a single place for them to access both types. This can be done using this project on Qlik Branch:   http://branch.qlik.com/projects/showthread.php?180-QlikPortal&highlight=accesspoint   This is one approach for handling both products on the same site and helps keep things simple for the end user....

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Note: This is all my own opinion and in no way is endorsed by Qlik. Use at your own risk!! Why would you want to do this? ExpressJS is one of the most common frameworks used with nodeJS. You don't need to use this to authenticate Qlik with a web application, you could just use the implementation explained in the NPM example at: https://github.com/braathen/qlik-auth Any real world nodejs implementation is...

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Here are some basic steps for deploying a mashup from Qlik Sense Desktop to Qlik Sense Server: Copy the qvf file from your local Qlik folder (by default it is C:\Users\[user]\Documents\Qlik\Sense\Apps) Import the qvf file through the management console (start>apps>import) Make accessible to the right stream (everyone if your just testing) Obtain the server app ID from the URL when in sheet overview inside the app e.g: 5fd30a77-32e7-4f51-a15c-d0d31a34de8b Insert this in the...

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Just a quick post to mention the handy nodejs qlik authentication npm module that is available on github built by Rikard Braathen. Should help with people trying to authenticate Qlikview and Qlik Sense inside web applications using nodeJS! Github: https://github.com/braathen/qlik-auth NPMJS link: https://www.npmjs.com/package/qlik-auth   Worth checking out!...

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