Technical Bulletin

6 Posts authored by: Darren Ball

Yesterday we made a patch update to the June 2018 Release, which has a few modifications including some security updates to the Google Drive & Spreadsheets Connector.

 

This is available through the Qlik download site, along with it's release notes.

Yesterday we made a patch update to the November 2017 Release available through the Qlik download site.

 

The patch addresses a specific issue with the Google Drive and Spreadsheets Connector where some characters weren't properly being encoded.

 

Thanks to the users who brought this issue to our attention through our community group.

The Qlik Web Connectors November 2017 Release (2.28.2) is now available on the Qlik.com download page (you need to be logged in to Qlik.com)

 

Along with a number of general improvements, this version has 4 new beta connectors added to the suite including:

  • Office 365 Mail/Contacts/Calendar
  • OneDrive v2 - which is enabled for OneDrive business accounts,
  • IBM Watson Natural Language Understanding for more text and sentiment analytics, and
  • for all of you desperate to better your fitness performance, there's even a Strava Connector

 

This now means that there are 47 connectors available

 

If you're using Qlik Web Connectors 2.2.0 and either any beta connectors or standard connectors, please read the note towards the end of this post about upgrading.

 

In this release no connectors were moved from a beta state to either Premium or Standard Connectors.

 

Some multi-source connectors have been split into individual connector, so for example in previous versions of the Qlik Web Connectors we had the Premium Qlik Sentiment and Text Analytics Connector, which required a subscription and corresponding LEF.

 

You will now see the following Premium Connectors listed, although they all share the same, single

Sentiment & Text Analytics subscription and LEF entry:

  • Qlik MeaningCloud Connector
  • Qlik Repustate Connector
  • Qlik Sentiment140 Connector

 

The Qlik RegEx Connector is now a free, Standard Connector

 

The following connectors have been split out but also deprecated:

  • Qlik Alchemy Connector
    • This has been replaced by the Qlik Watson Natural Language Understanding Connector
  • Qlik Saplo Connector

 

Other connectors that have been split out are the AYLIEN Connector and Mailbox Connector.

 

The Qlik script that has been generated using these previous connectors may need to be modified. Please refer to the Release Notes, for more information.

 

Current Users of Beta Connectors or Only Standard Connectors

As a reminder, if you are using Qlik Web Connectors 2.2.0 and either:

  • any Beta Connectors or
  • any Standard Connectors WITHOUT any Premium Connectors enabled

 

then these will expire on 31-Jan-2018, so you must upgrade to the new November 2017 Release (2.28.2) version as soon as possible.


The new expiry date in the November 2017 Release will be 30-Nov-2018.We also maintain a schedule here.

 

See here for help on upgrading.

 

Please see the release notes, also on the download site, for full details.

 

Help can be found here:

http://help.qlik.com/en-US/connectors/Subsystems/Web_Connectors_help/Content/Setup-deploy/Qlik_Web_Connectors_package.htm

 

We hope you continue to enjoy using the Qlik Web Connectors and please join the new community group, where you can provide us with feedback on the product, any of the connectors, seek assistance with the beta connectors or exchange ideas and solutions with other users.

 

Thanks

The Web Connector Team

Qlik Web Connectors 2.2.0 is now available on the Qlik.com download page.

 

The previous release of Qlik Web Connectors saw beta connectors being reintroduced and in this version some of these are now generally available and we have also added 3 new beta connectors!

 

This now means that there are 40 connectors available

 

If you're using Qlik Web Connectors 2.1.0 and either any beta connectors or standard connectors, please read the note towards the end of this post about upgrading.

 

The following were moved from beta to Premium connectors and will require a Qlik Web Connector LEF to continue using them:

  1. Qlik Google Search Console Connector (previously know as Qlik Google Webmaster Tools Connector)
  2. Qlik Slack Connector

 

The following were moved from beta to Standard connectors:

  1. Qlik Bitly Connector
  2. Qlik Box Connector
  3. Qlik OneDrive Connector

 

Beta connectors included are:

  1. Qlik Adobe Analytics (Ominture) Connector
  2. Qlik Amazon S3 Connector
  3. Qlik AYLIEN Connector (new!)
  4. Qlik Blue Yonder Connector
  5. Qlik GitHub Connector (new!)
  6. Qlik Google DoubleClick for Advertisers (DFA) Connector
  7. Qlik Google Prediction Connector
  8. Qlik JIRA Connector
  9. Qlik Office 365 Sharepoint Connector
  10. Qlik SurveyMonkey Connector (new!)

 

Unfortunately, the Qlik Azure Data Marketplace Connector had to be removed because Microsoft have retired their Data Marketplace, meaning that there was nothing to connect to.

 

How to Access the Beta Connectors

There is no special 'beta' version of the Qlik Web Connectors to use, you just download the new version and you'll find them in there along with the rest of the connectors.

 

However, there are some very important things to note:

  • You MUST accept some additional beta terms in order to access them.
  • There's no special license to apply, so once the terms are accepted you can use all of the beta connectors.
  • In this version, the beta connectors will ALL expire on the 31st January 2018 for ALL users (around 10 months from release date)
  • There is no support and maintenance provided by Qlik for the beta connectors, instead you can seek peer assistance in the new Qlik Web Connectors' community group. So, please don't go to Qlik support for help.
  • They are beta connectors. Please don't use them in production!

 

Why do they Expire?

We wanted to make the beta connectors as accessible to as many Qlik users as we could, but we had to strike a balance to ensure that in the future we aren't finding beta connectors being used that have been updated many times over and/or available to subscribe to.

 

Hence we decided to use an expiry date. To use them past this date, just download the latest version at the time.

 

How the Betas Expiring Impacts the Use of Other Connectors

The beta connectors' expiry date has been set to the same expiry date already used in Qlik Web Connectors that affects those using just Standard Connectors. So, if you only use Standard Connectors, you need to update anyway.

 

If you subscribe to any Premium Connectors, they will continue to work up until their subscribed-to expiry date and will not be affected by the beta connectors expiring. However, if you wish to continue to use the beta connectors past their expiry date, you will still need to download the latest version at the time.

 

Current Users of Beta Connectors or Only Standard Connectors

As a reminder, if you are using Qlik Web Connectors 2.1.0 and either:

  • any Beta Connectors or
  • any Standard Connectors WITHOUT any Premium Connectors enabled

 

then these will expire on 31-May-2017, so you must upgrade to the new 2.2.0 version as soon as possible.

 

See here for help on upgrading.

 

Please see the release notes, also on the download site, for full details.

 

Help can be found here:

http://help.qlik.com/en-US/connectors/Subsystems/Web_Connectors_help/Content/2.2/Release-Info/Version-2-2.htm

 

We hope you continue to enjoy using the Qlik Web Connectors and please join the new community group, where you can provide us with feedback on the product, any of the connectors, seek assistance with the beta connectors or exchange ideas and solutions with other users.

 

Thanks

The Web Connector Team

Today sees the latest release of Qlik Web Connectors 2.1.0, which is now available on the Qlik.com download page.

 

The initial releases of Qlik Web Connectors didn't include the beta connectors that were once available in QVSource and so I'm please to announce that most of them are now back in this new version!

 

Beta connectors included are:

  1. Qlik Adobe Analytics (Ominture) Connector
  2. Qlik Amazon S3 Connector
  3. Qlik Azure Data Marketplace Connector
  4. Qlik Bitly Connector
  5. Qlik Blue Yonder Connector
  6. Qlik Box Connector
  7. Qlik Google DoubleClick for Advertisers (DFA) Connector
  8. Qlik Google Prediction Connector
  9. Qlik Google Webmaster Tools Connector
  10. Qlik JIRA Connector
  11. Qlik Office 365 Sharepoint Connector
  12. Qlik OneDrive Connector
  13. Qlik Slack Connector

 

Although some of the QVSource beta connectors didn't make it this time, you may have noticed that we do now have a shiny, new beta connector for Slack!

 

So, along with the 17 Premium and 8 Standard connectors, there are now 38 connectors as part of the Qlik Web Connectors suite

 

How to Access the Beta Connectors

There is no special 'beta' version of the Qlik Web Connectors to use, you just download the new version and you'll find them in there along with the rest of the connectors.

 

However, there are some very important things to note:

  • You MUST accept some additional beta terms in order to access them.
  • There's no special license to apply, so once the terms are accepted you can use all of the beta connectors.
  • In this version, the beta connectors will ALL expire on the 31st May 2017 for ALL users (just over 6 months from release date)
  • There is no support and maintenance provided by Qlik for the beta connectors, instead you can seek peer assistance in the new Qlik Web Connectors' community group. So, please don't go to Qlik support for help.
  • They are beta connectors. Please don't use them in production!

 

Why do they Expire?

We wanted to make the beta connectors as accessible to as many Qlik users as we could, but we had to strike a balance to ensure that in the future we aren't finding beta connectors being used that have been updated many times over and/or available to subscribe to.

 

Hence we decided to use an expiry date. To use them past this date, just download the latest version at the time.

 

How the Betas Expiring Impacts the Use of Other Connectors

The beta connectors' expiry date has been set to the same expiry date already used in Qlik Web Connectors that affects those using just Standard Connectors. So, if you only use Standard Connectors, you need to update anyway.

 

If you subscribe to any Premium Connectors, they will continue to work up until their subscribed-to expiry date and will not be affected by the beta connectors expiring. However, if you wish to continue to use the beta connectors past their expiry date, you will still need to download the latest version at the time.

 

Reminder for Current Users of Only Standard Connectors

As a reminder, if you are using Qlik Web Connectors 2.0.0 or 2.0.1 and only the Standard Connectors, they will expire on 31-Jan-2017, so you've just over 2 months to update! Again, this doesn't affect those using any licensed Premium Connectors.

 

Please see the release notes, also on the download site, for full details.

 

Help can be found here:

http://help.qlik.com/en-US/connectors/Subsystems/Web_Connectors_help/Content/2.1/Release-Info/Version-2-1.htm

 

We hope you continue to enjoy using the Qlik Web Connectors and please join the new community group, where you can provide us with feedback on the product, any of the connectors, seek assistance with the beta connectors or exchange ideas and solutions with other users.

 

Thanks

The Web Connector Team

Darren Ball

Qlik Web Connectors 2.0.1

Posted by Darren Ball Jul 13, 2016

The start of July saw the launch of Qlik® Web Connectors 2.0.0 - the release of the QVSource portfolio within the Qlik Connectors™ product suite. These connectors are now delivered and sold as additional Qlik products for both QlikView® and Qlik Sense®.

 

Now Qlik offers pre-configured connectors to many social media and cloud-based data sources!  Qlik Web Connectors can help our customers increase the value of their existing Qlik deployment by gaining up-to-date insight into these increasingly valuable sources of marketing, sales and support information


Today we released the latest version of Qlik Web Connectors - 2.0.1, which is now available on the Qlik.com download page.

 

Please see the release notes for full details.

 

Help can be found here: http://help.qlik.com/en-US/connectors/Subsystems/Web_Connectors_help/Content/2.0/Introduction/Introduction.htm

 

This service release had a few minor fixes, but most notably sees the reintroduction of the Google AdWords and Klout connectors, which had to be omitted from the first release.

 

If you are an existing QVSource customer and use the Google AdWords connector, please refer to the release notes as you will need to upgrade from QVSource to Qlik Web Connectors by the 29th August 2016. As part of the transfer from Industrial Codebox to Qlik, the key in QVSource's Google AdWords connector will stop working and your Qlik applications that use it, will not reload new data.

 

Thanks

The Web Connector Team

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