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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Are you struggling with the standard Qlik Sense functionality? Maybe like me you are loathed to put anything from Branch into a production environment, or maybe you have even started trying other products to see what might meet the requirements? Well some good news for you, Vizlib is providing a supported Qlik Sense Extensions that are appropriate for enterprise customers.. Finally! Vizlib expands the capabilities of Qlik...

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This extension lets you use videos as a background to your Qlik Sense Dashboard. In this example I connected aerial views of different energy sources to selections made on the dashboard. It certainly adds something eye catching to your standard Qlik sense dashboard. It only works when using Qlik Sense through a browser with Qlik sense desktop or server.     You can use any video URL to...

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Recently I was trying to use dates as one of the dimensions inside an extension.   Qlik can deal with lots of types of dates, when they are passed to the extension they come through in both a text format in the way they were formatted within Qlik using the date time functions and the Qlik Serial Number. This is handy, but since I wanted the extension to work...

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Extensions are cool and wizzy. They are great for early buy in on a Qlik Sense project, but in production there are some important questions to ask before utilizing them: Who built the extension? How often is the extension updated? Does the extension work with my dataset? Where can I get support if the extension breaks? Does the extension use external css or js files? Are there any license restrictions on...

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If you were wondering how to manage extensions or Mashups in Qlik sense you can do this directly in Qlik Sense Desktop by accessing the new Qlik Sense Dev-Hub. It lets you create and browse mashups and visualisation extensions you have installed on Qlik Sense. It is split into four useful tools:   Single Configurator This page will lets you select an app and then select any object inside...

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You may be comfortable with the Qlik Sense default current selections box:   What if you or your end users aren't keen on the look and feel? Especially inside a web application you may not want to always use this to control your Qlik charts. Using the APIs you can completely customise these controls. An example I replaced the standard icons with basic text links and used some basic...

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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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To normal mortals like me it took a while to work out how to actually access the Qlik Sense Workbench in Qlik Sense Desktop. At this time it is not a separate product and doesn't require any fancy installation or anything. Follow these steps to access Qlik Sense Desktop Workbench: Start Qlik Sense Desktop Open a Chrome or Firefox and go to http://localhost:4848/workbench  UPDATE: workbench is now called dev-hub since...

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