Hello Folks,


We have created a new Ideas Space within QlikCommunity so that all of the Ideas are centralized. This way you can create or vote on ideas on a variety of topics from one location. Over the next couple of days we will be migrating ideas out of individual forums to this new area as well as retiring closed ideas.

Have you wanted to suggest an idea but haven’t tried it yet? Here are some best practices:


  • Sort Ideas by Status- view both Active and Delivered Ideas to see if someone has already suggested something similar that you could support by voting on.
  • When you submit an Idea- be sure the title and summary are short, have all necessary details and that you have a clear and actionable recommendation.
  • We have a global audience- so if you want more votes and comments make sure your idea is easy to understand.
  • Be consistent with terminology- if you are referencing specific QlikView functionality be sure to use the same terms as found in the software.
  • Keep your value statement in mind- what value does your recommendation provide to other QlikView users and be sure to reinforce this in your Idea.


These tips should help your Idea be approved more quickly and encourage other members to vote on it. Be sure to take the time to review, vote & comment on other member’s ideas.


Your feedback is valuable to us and other QlikCommunity members!

Hello Members,


We are preparing QlikCommunity for a platform version upgrade which will include a number of enhancements which include:


  • Jive features tour and getting stated guides
  • Customizable Activity Streams
  • @mentioning
  • Improved points interface and display
  • User contextually enhanced search


We are targeting mid June for our upgrade and are currently working on some content clean up and restructuring. Here are some changes you can expect to see:


QlikView Applications – Removal of the QlikView Application Content type. All QlikView Applications will be converted by their owners into Document format with specific naming and tagging.

*If you own a QV Application we are posting detailed instructions on how to properly convert it to the new format and will also be available to assist you.


Forum Categories and Tags – We are currently evaluating categories and tags used in forums to see what updates are needed. Some categories may potentially become their own forums based off of activity and content type. Tags are always a challenge and during the upgrade we will try to standardize similar tags as much as possible to improve the tag clouds and search experience.


Resource Library - Documents will be moved into a new Resource Library area so you can more easily search on and find How-to Videos, Technical Guides, QlikView Applications, etc. Expect to also see additional standardization of categorization, naming and tagging for existing and new resources.


Broken link clean up - We always look for broken links in the community. As discussions and resources both inside and outside QlikCommunity move or are retired links become obsolete- if you see a broken link please post it here or email me at sli@qliktech.com so we can find a valid link to replace it or delete the reference.


If you have questions please feel free to share them!


Best Regards,

QlikCommunity Management Team


QlikCommunity offers relevant content for our viewers including a variety of Blogs which are updated frequently. We invite you to visit our different blogs and subscribe to the ones that interest you the most.


Navigating to our Blogs

You can access recent blog posts from the feed on the home page, or select Blog Posts from the Browse menu to see all the blogs.

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Once you are on the main Blog page you can select the blog you want to visit from the right hand side of the page.

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When you find a Blog which is interesting you may subscribe to it so that you receive a notification when a new post is published.


  1. Make sure you’re logged in


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     2.       Subscribe via the Actions Menu

You may choose to subscribe to it in 2 different ways:

      • Receive email notifications
        • Select Receive email notifications and you will see a notice at the top of the page confirming that you will receive email updates when a new blog entry has posted.
        • The Receive email notifications button will also change to Stop email notifications which you can select if you would like to discontinue these updates.
      • View feeds
        • You may choose to add this blog feed to your RSS feed reader.
        • Click on the View feeds button and the next page will display a selection of RSS feed options for the Blog you just visited.

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      3.      Select the Blog feed you want to subscribe to

          The system will open your RSS feed tool and follow the steps to subscribe as set by your particular RSS reader tool.

          (I use Chrome so this screen shot shows my view)


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Your subscription should now be enabled.

Have you seen our new comic book? It’s a super entertaining look at how QlikView empowers IT to deliver self-service Business Intelligence to business users. If not please take a moment to read QlikView Unleashed- a Business Discovery Odyssey where IT helps users conquer business challenges.




Please tell us who your favorite character is or if you have an idea for our next comic book installment.

We are excited to launch the redesigned QlikCommunity home page today, and hope you find it more useful and visually engaging.


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Here are some of the major benefits from the new homepage design:


  • Improved navigation to make it easier to find relevant Forums and Resources
  • Simplified persistent header and toolbars to optimize content display above the fold
  • Better display and differentiation of meaningful content: Featured Content, Blog Posts, Discussions, Popular Content and Latest Resources


With the redesigned home page we think you will find relevant content more quickly and improve your overall experience with QlikCommunity. You will also see improvements throughout the community such as:


  • Simplified and visually refreshed Community Topic, Start a Discussion and Create a Document pages
  • Improved organization and use of color for Ideas and Groups pages


We are always working on improvements and hope you find these changes helpful. Please leave a comment or message me if you have any questions or feedback. 

We know how important it is to gather and share information via social networks. We recently launched a nifty new social media toolbar on the QlikView.com website AND QlikCommunity.


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Business Discovery Blog- See the most recent blog posts

Facebook- See our most recent postings, Share and Like content with your Facebook friends

Twitter- Follow us or retweet from the QlikView Twitter channel

Share- Share the page you’re visiting with your social media contacts

Forward- Share the page you’re visiting with notes via email






Now you can quickly and easily access our different social media channels or share pages with your friends using this tool from the left hand side of any page in QlikCommunity. We’re always working to innovate and hope you like it .

Hello QlikCommunity Members,


I wanted to take a moment to let you know that we just launched the new QlikView Expressor sub-community on Friday August 10th. This area is all about the Qlikview Expressor product and is where you can ask or answer questions or view resources and tutorials. Our dedicated Expressor experts are on hand to answer questions and facilitate your learning experience.


Hugo Sheng- Community Manager and Moderator

Hugo recently joined QlikTech via the Expressor acquisition in June 2012.  Hugo was responsible for both Pre and Post Sales at Expressor and has 15 years of Data Warehousing and Data Integration/BI experience.  Hugo is currently focused on QlikView Expressor sales, services, and enablement.

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Michael Tarallo- Moderator and Business Discovery Blogger

Michael has 16 years of Business Intelligence and Data Integration experience and supports positioning, messaging and sales enablement activities for QlikView Expressor. Michael is already contributing to the Business Discovery Blog and QlikCommunity by helping to show you the art of what’s possible with QlikView and QlikView Expressor.

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John Lifter- Moderator

John has over 5 years experience with the Expressor Data Integration product. He is also a documentation expert and principal customer success engineer and is responsible for post-sales customer mentoring and training for QlikView Expressor.

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Take some time to drop by and post a question or comment for the team.

Sara Leslie

Meet our Moderators

Posted by Sara Leslie Aug 8, 2012

I wanted to take a moment to introduce several of our QlikCommunity Moderators who you can easily recognize by the large green moderator Icon. Our team is happy to assist you at any time so feel free to post a question in the QlikCommunity Help area if you need help or have feedback for us.


            John Trigg from our Product Management team.

John has been with QlikTech since 2008. Originally PM for the Developer and Desktop product line, he now has a focus on Analytics and the QlikView Platform. You can easily find John in our Ideas section of QlikCommunity. Have you looked at and voted on any Ideas submitted by other QlikCommunity Members? If not then please take a minute to stop by.

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Bill Britt from our Support team.

Bill moderates throughout QlikCommunity but focuses his time in the Deployment and Management area. He has been with QlikView for over 5 years and started out as a consultant and a trainer for all of the software as well as a Train the Trainer.  He moved to Third line Support about 2 years ago and just last month to become a DSE (Designated Support Engineer) working with QlikTech’s biggest customers.

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Miguel Angel Baeyens from our Expert Services team.

Miguel moderates throughout the community but focuses on our Development QlikView Desktop, Deployment and Management, QlikCommunity Help and New to QlikView areas. Miguel joined QlikTech in February 2012 and has been working in the Expert Services team involved with all kinds of enterprise deployments in Spain. But he was previously a top contributor in QlikCommunity as a QlikView Partner over the last 3 years. He really likes the technical part of the product from the developer point of view: scripting, object designing and expressions. He is also interested in the infrastructure part: Server, Publisher, clustered environments.

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Sara Leslie In my role as the community manager I also moderate throughout the community but focus on the QlikCommunity Help area.


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Thanks John, Bill and Miguel for your hard work and dedication with helping members of QlikCommunity with all types of questions and ideas.

I attended my first ever Qonnections Summit this year in Miami Florida. What a great event with over 900 partner attendees and so much creative energy. To me the best part of the summit was being able to meet so many of our QlikCommunity contributors in person to collaborate, share ideas and gather feedback. It seemed like every time I turned around there was someone I have worked with online and finally had the opportunity to see in person.


Highlights included:


  • Corporate Strategy Presentations- QlikTech Executives shared their perspectives on BI trends and QlikView.
  • InterQonnections City – Area for Partners to collaborate and see QlikView 3rd party demos.
  • Program Sessions- Run by QlikTech program managers, experts and even partners about all kinds of QlikView programs, best practices and tools.


Our team along with two of our top QlikCommunity partner contributors Oleg Troyansky and Rob Wunderlich presented a session on community best practices. We had attendees ranging from experienced community members with valuable feedback to those who are new and looking at how to get started. My thanks to Oleg and Rob who shared some really valuable tips as partners who have helped so many people in QlikCommunity.


We also hosted our 2nd Social Media get-together with all kinds of partners who are active in QlikCommunity, Twitter and Blogging.


Thanks to everyone who attended and looking forward to hosting this event again at Qonnections 2013.


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Hello QlikCommunity Members,


Several of you have asked about some recent changes in QlikCommunity so we wanted to keep you up to date on a few housekeeping items.


Broken links clean-up

We wanted to let you know that we are in the process of cleaning broken links, old content and areas that need to be refreshed in QlikCommunity. When we migrated to the new platform last year some of the links embedded in old discussion threads did not carry over correctly, resulting in broken links.


Nobody likes broken links- they complicate search results and keep you from getting quick, succinct answers to your questions. Over the next month we will be deleting some of these links and updating others. If you notice one of your posts is now missing a link or it’s been changed please be patient as it’s quite a big undertaking to address these.


Old Content

We will be refreshing some of the older videos and instructional content over the coming months. Feel free to send a recommendation for content you think should be updated. 



In January we successfully blocked a barrage of spammers, but we do have a small set of different spammers trickling into the community. These spammers create an account and send inappropriate private messages to community members. If you have received one of these messages PLEASE send it to us so we can delete the user account. Feel free to forward the spam message directly to me at sli@qliktech.com.


As of today- we have deactivated internal messaging in the community to prohibit spammers from sending these messages. We have also stepped up the moderation filters- so if your post doesn’t go live immediately it is probably waiting to be approved. Note that we approve posts throughout the day and will do our best to get them live quickly.



Over the last couple of months QlikCommunity has been battling Spam. Over the last week these people have increased the posts enormously and we are taking steps to eradicate the situation. Today’s spammers use a variety of tactics to post inappropriate content in our forums. Many of you have opted-in to email updates in your favorite community areas and around certain topics.


We have stepped up our moderation and tracking processes inorder to keep spam out of our community and from clogging your email accounts.Most of your posts will continue to go live quickly as usual, but some content may be a bit slower going through our review and moderation. If you have received spam emails from our community we apologize and hope to get this fixed quickly.


You can also help. If you see a Spam post please Flag it! This will help remove unwanted content from clogging our forums and tag clouds.


You can report abusive and spam posts by clicking on Report Abuse on either way indicated below: 


  • Actions Menu on right hand side of the menu
  • Bottom of the content or thread post


We appreciate your continued participation and patience as we deal with this situation.


Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or feedback on this topic.

After 3 1/2 years with QlikTech, I am moving on to a new opportunity. My last day as Community Manager will be December 30th.


That statement of fact seems simple enough, but when leaving behind a great company with a great product, it's not that easy. Saying farewell to a community of friends and colleagues that have taught me so much is even harder.


I have thoroughly enjoyed serving you as the QlikCommunity Manager and the "man behind the curtain" on our social properties (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) I will cherish the experiences, knowledge and professional relationships I've gained during my time at QlikTech, and I thank you for all that you've done to make my work here meaningful, productive and very enjoyable.


Even though I'm leaving my official duties with QlikTech, I will still hang around the QlikCommunity; QlikView is still the best software platform out there for discovering and dissecting data, and I plan to use it at my next company and beyond...I'll just call it "my secret weapon"!


You are in very capable hands with your other Community Manager, Sara Leslie. In a very short time, she has learned our systems, aligned herself with our strategy, but most importantly she has embraced our culture and understands the great value that our QlikCommunity members bring to the company. She has tons of great programs planned for you this year, and I know that this group of dedicated QlikView pros will prosper under her leadership!


If you would like to keep up with me in the future, I'm most active on Twitter (@longjasonm), and I've joined the community with a new profile: Jason Long


A sincere THANK YOU to all of the 70,000+ QlikCommunity members who have made this the most rewarding experience of my career, and I wish you all the best in the new year and the years to come!


As Steve Jobs said..."Stay hungry, stay foolish"!




Jason Long

Community Manager

QlikTech, Inc.

The QlikCommunity team would like to take a minute to recognize one of our top contributors- Miguel Angel Baeyens. Mr. Baeyens has been an active member since November 2009.


I reached out to Miguel to learn a little more about his history with QlikCommunity. Here is a brief summary from him.


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"I was told that the QlikCommunity was the place to be as well as the best reference point and a good source of knowledge for every QlikView Developer. I quickly joined and started searching and finding tons of interesting discussions and materials covering all kind of topics that helped me to thoroughly understand the technology. I started contributing just a few days after joining, in an effort to give back to the Community. I truly enjoy each challenge that makes me deepen my knowledge as I become more confident with the software. My eagerness does the rest.

As my job requires me to know every step in the development process, I find every aspect of the QlikView technology useful. Hence my willingness to contribute in all sides (Server, Mobile, Design and, of course, Development)."


We also spoke at length about some of his experiences which I wanted to share with you.


How long have you been using QlikCommunity?

I have been using the QlikCommunitysince my introduction to the QlikView world which goes back to November 2009,when I joined my current company as BI Consultant. I did have experience with the database world and data ware housing and data mining, using the SQL Serverfrom Microsoft above all. But never used a BI tool like QlikView. So I receiveda couple of days of training on QlikView and I was told that the QlikCommunity was a very useful source of knowledge, going even further than the Reference Manual. So off I went...

Over the next few weeks, I asked about 3 questions and then realized that was able to help people with their own questions as I became more and more confident with the different aspects of QlikView, the script, design, Server, network issues... Since then, except for short periods of time when my job required some extra miles or- if while travelling my wife suggests not to carry the laptop with me... I have been participating every day.


What are the most valuable resources you have found here?

The most valuable resources are -of course- other peoples experience on how to face issues which are usually the same or very similar to the ones I'm facing. In particular reading posts from Rob Wunderlich, Oleg Troyansky, Vlad Gutkovsky and John Witherspoon among others have been very helpful. The posts which have helped me the most are usually long and have very detailed answers on how QlikView works. I also value the participation of QlikTech experts, like Stefan Bäckstrand, Johannes Sunden, Kristofer Säll, Bjorn Wedbratt and of course Jason Long. The company contributions give a lot of consistency to the structure and content of an official product forum.


In what ways have you found that collaborating here has been helpful to your organization?

I'm not the owner of the company I work with, but it's not unusual to receive private messages or mails asking for collaboration and ideas from co-workers and customers. Some customers end up looking for additional information related to QlikView and they are always referred to the QlikCommunity. I have learned a lot and also made many valuable contacts whom I like to reference and share.

Is there a memorable example you can share where use of online community has made a significant difference to you or another QlikView user?

There is one which happened last April, during Qonnections 2011. It was my first time attending this event, and QlikTech organized a Social Media/Community meeting. I was walking around the hall of the hotel reading emails on my phone lost in my thoughts, and this guy comes up to me smiling and shakes my hand. He turned out to be Richard DeRocco, who I helped few days ago with some issue. He bought me a beer and we had a long discussion about this and that. We became good friends and still send each other notes from time to time. That lovely incident marked me.It made me realize- Hey! I am helping actual people! From that day on I started to see each name and each question differently. It's not about getting points or about being a reference. It's about helping real people that don't hesitate to thank you for what you have done. I felt (and I still feel) humble and thankful, and above all, lucky.

Thank so much Miguel for your contributions to the QlikCommunity! It wouldn’t be the same without you and others who take time to share ideas and help other members.

The QlikCommunity team is getting ready to host our first ever Ask the Expert online event,and you’re invited! This event will be held online in a special forum, and QlikTech employees will be on hand to answer your questions. By having these conversations online, we can collaborate on topics that impact a large number of our community members and enable you to have conversations with the people who work directly with the product.


For our QlikView 11 Ask the Expert event, we will have three QlikView experts from our product marketing team who have been working directly on the recent QlikView 11 launch. Each of our experts has broad rangeof QlikView product experiences but a slightly different perspective.


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This event will run on Thursday and Friday December 15th and 16th from 8am-5pm Eastern Standard Time. QlikCommunity Members are invited to ask questions or comment on discussions on the event page, and QlikView representatives will be on hand to participate and answer questions. Topics we will be focusing on arearound the different themes unique to this product launch:


• Social Business Discovery

• Comparative analysis

• Mobile Business Discovery

• Rapid analytic app platform

• Enterprise platform


This will be the first of our Ask the Experts event series, so be sure to send us a recommendation for topics you would like to see covered in the future.  We believe these events are a  great way for our community to learn more and participate with us directly, especially for product launches, revisions and new or hot topics in the QlikView community.


We’re really looking forward to this event, and hope to see you there!

We are really proud to announce that we’ve shipped QlikView 11 to the world! This is our most social, mobile and enterprise-ready version ever, and we’ve collected this list of eleven resources to help you get the most out of this new release:


  • Download QlikView 11: What better place to start than by downloading the software? You can download a fully-functional version of QlikView Personal Edition for free, or if you are an existing user, you can login to download the upgrade.
  • “Why Upgrade to QlikView 11?”: This free whitepaper download will help you and your organization understand the improvements and updates made in QlikView 11, and outlines the advantages to running this new release.
  • QlikView 11 FAQ: Thanks to our Product Marketing and R&D teams, we’ve compiled a lengthy document that addresses many of the questions you may have about QlikView 11…this is a living document, and as new questions come up, we’ll answer them and add them to this page. Make sure to bookmark this one!
  • What’s New in QlikView 11 Webinar: Our CTO and SVP of Products Anthony Deighton hosted the “What’s New in QlikView 11” Webinar last month, and it is a great overview of the five release themes and other improvements made in our newest version. You can sign up to view the recorded session at your convenience!
  • Updated QlikView Product Tour: We've updated our popular Product Tour video to reflect all of the new QlikView 11 features. If you want to introduce QlikView to someone who's never heard of us, this video is a great place to start!
  • QlikView Overview: The Explore QlikView area of our website has been updated to reflect all of the new capabilities in QlikView 11, and we have a number of great links and resources available in this section of our site.
  • QlikView 11 Demo Application: To see Business Discovery in action, you can view the QlikView 11 Demo on our demo site, which demonstrates a number of the new features, including Alternate States,
  • Video: Social Business Discovery: This video outlines some of the new social features in QlikView 11, including bookmarks, in-app decision notes, and collaborative sessions.
  • Video: Innovation is No Accident: We created this cool video about Business Discovery called “Innovation is No Accident”. You can also check it out on YouTube if you want to share it!
  • Blog Post: QlikView 11 on Mobile: Chris Mabardy takes a look at the changes and improvements made to our mobile capabilities in QlikView 11. For a deeper dive, check out our whitepaper QlikView on Mobile: Beyond Reporting.
  • Video: What’s New in QlikView 11: Our CTO Anthony Deighton stars in this video that highlights the five themes of QlikView 11 in a very “illustrative” manner!


I hope that you find these resources helpful, and you will soon be well on your way to working and creating great Business Discovery apps in QlikView 11! If you have created any resources around QlikView 11 (blog posts, videos, etc.), please leave them in the comments section for others to see!

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