QlikView  version 11.20 SR5 is now available. This important release includes Direct Discovery enhancements, amongst other new supported platforms and capabilities. It can be downloaded here.


Direct Discovery broadens the classic in-memory capabilities of QlikView to allow for direct query access to Big Data solutions like Hive & Cloudera Impala as well as traditional data warehousing solutions like Teradata and SAP HANA.


11.20 SR5 also includes some additional enhancements, see below:


- Enhanced Direct Discovery capabilities - major re-write and new functionality has been added

o Possibility to use WHERE clause

o Drill-to-details

o Cancel query

o Global search on dimension fields

- Map Extension - a new mapping extension delivered together with an updated Extension example QlikView application

- SharePoint 2013 Support - a new proxy that can be used for SharePoint integration, delivered in the Workbench installation package

- Added support for QlikView Desktop on Windows 8.1

- Added support for IE11


The release and the release notes can be downloaded here: http://global.qlik.com






The Products Team

We are pleased to announce the general availability of the QlikView Governance Dashboard version 1.1 to our customers & partners.


You may download the release http://download.qlik.com - requires registration and login.


QlikView Governance Dashboard 1.1 SR1 Highlights

Major Improvements:

  • Ability to use the Governance Dashboard app to scan multiple QlikView clustered environments
  • Improved License support includes Concurrent Sessions metric, session trend lines, more usage details
  • New Dashboard landing page with at-a-glance summary of QlikView deployment which can be easily printed
  • Field Usage page containing high level analysis of where fields are referenced in expressions, variables, labels, dimensions, and groups


Minor Improvements:

  • Additional publisher statistics including: duration of last reload, days since last reload, and section access
  • Additional Sheet Object metadata: sheet reference for objects (QV 11.2 SR4), text "definition" for text objects, expressions in Listboxes
  • Direct Discovery indicator in data lineage for scripts written in QV 11.2
  • More meaningful navigation bar with clearer tab labels


More than 100 Bug Fixes and Enhancements:

  • Notable: Issue with using UNC Paths in the configuration of the Dashboard fixed.

Please make sure to read the included release notes, attached to this post for your convenience.




The QlikView Products Team



We are pleased to announce the general availability of QlikView Expressor 3.11 to our customers and partners. You may download the release here.


QlikView Expressor 3.11 Release Highlights


In addition to visual improvements and bug fixes, QlikView Expressor 3.11 now includes Read and Write QVD file support.


Brief Description of a QVD File


A QVD file is QlikView's native, proprietary Document Data storage format or stream that is commonly stored on disk. It is used in various capacities, but commonly to store and load data in to QlikView very rapidly.  Its structure reflects the uncompressed version of the native optimized in-memory representation of data used within QlikView applications. QVD files only store unique values and everything else are pointers to the parent data; reducing the amount of memory or disk space needed and providing speed-of-thought analysis when using QlikView. Reading data from a QVD file is typically 10-100 times faster than reading from other data sources.


Common Uses of QVD Files


  • Increasing Load Speed
  • Decreasing Load on Database Servers
  • Consolidating Data from Multiple Data Sources (RDBMS, Files, Web, etc.)
  • Consolidating Data from Multiple QlikView Applications


What this means for QlikView Expressor?


QlikView Expressor adds a layer of data governance and data management to your QlikView deployment by providing a graphical, reusable and consistent approach to consolidate and prepare data for QlikView. (learn more here)


With the addition of  QVD support, QlikView Expressor can now utilize the popular QVD storage format for not only writing QVD as output, but also for reading QVD as input; allowing the reuse of existing QlikView QVD assets as data sources for other applications.


How do I use it?


  • Use the QlikView Read operator for reading both QVD and QVX file formats with the respective extensions (.qvx or .qvd).
  • Use the QlikView Write operator for writing both QVD and QVX file formats with the respective extensions (.qvx or .qvd).


Watch the embedded companion video below: (YouTube (public)  / Jive (requires community login)






Please make sure to read the included release notes, attached to this post for your convenience.




The QlikView Products Team

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