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Hear directly from Qlik employees in our eight unique blogs. Check out the new Architecture Deep Dive Blog!

Important and useful support information about end-of-product support, new service releases, and general support topics.

Updates for Qlik Community offerings, announcements and changes.

All about product and Qlik solutions: scripting, data modeling, visual design, extensions, best practices, etc.

This forum was created for professors and students using Qlik within academia.

On this forum you can access and follow the latest updates of our courses and programs with the Qlik Education team.

Learn about what's new across all of the products in our growing Qlik product portfolio.

Information on all new product releases, connectors, beta programs, and technical product information.

Deep dives into specific back-end technologies which allow for the extension of Qlik to fit the needs of the enterprise.

Recent Blog Posts

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    Qlik Technical Bulletin Blog

    Availability of QlikView 9.0 SR6 - Important Update

    We recently made QlikView 9.0 SR6 available for general consumption. This service release contains many updates (documented in the attached release notes) that cover QDS clustering and an important update to the behavior of Session CALs, setting a minimum timeout at 15 minutes. The SR6 installation packages for Server and Publisher that were initially published 2 weeks ago contained an incorrect JavaScript file that made it impossible to open mul... Show More

    We recently made QlikView 9.0 SR6 available for general consumption. This service release contains many updates (documented in the attached release notes) that cover QDS clustering and an important update to the behavior of Session CALs, setting a minimum timeout at 15 minutes. The SR6 installation packages for Server and Publisher that were initially published 2 weeks ago contained an incorrect JavaScript file that made it impossible to open multiple documents with the Ajax client (bug 33166). If you experience these types of problems, please contact QlikTech Support for patch instructions. The issue has now been rectified. The SR6 installation packages that are now available for download do NOT have this problem.

    The full set of release notes for 9.0 SR6 are included here for your review.

    The software can be download from the QlikView Download center

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    Qlik Community Manager Blog

    QlikView on Twitter

    Twitter has quickly become one of the most trafficked and popular sites on the Internet. Unfortunately, many businesspeople view Twitter as a waste of time or a place where celebrities go to share what they had for lunch! While both of these statements can be true, there is actually a thriving business intelligence community on Twitter, where numerous analysts, developers and executives meet to share and have conversations about the latest news a... Show More

    Twitter has quickly become one of the most trafficked and popular sites on the Internet. Unfortunately, many businesspeople view Twitter as a waste of time or a place where celebrities go to share what they had for lunch! While both of these statements can be true, there is actually a thriving business intelligence community on Twitter, where numerous analysts, developers and executives meet to share and have conversations about the latest news and trends in BI. QlikView is on Twitter, and since joining in December 2008, we've grown to 1780+ followers. We are constantly sharing updates, news and interesting QlikView-related content, and interacting with QlikView customers, partners and other members of the BI community...and we'd love to have you join us!

    If you'd like to join us on Twitter, head over to Twitter's sign up page, sign up, log in, and then head to http://www.twitter.com/qlikview. On that page, you'll see a "follow" icon...click that, and you'll begin receiving our updates on your Twitter account. For more info on getting started with Twitter, check out Mashable's guide to Twitter.

    To help you get started, you can see what people are saying about QlikView by using a Twitter search for QlikView, and we've created a list of QlikView users on Twitter that you can follow all at once by visiting our QlikView Users on Twitter list. (Disclaimer: please keep in mind this list is comprised of personal accounts, and we aren't responsible for any content provided by these users).

    We've really enjoyed the community that has grown up around QlikView on Twitter, and we hope to see you there soon!

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    Qlik Technical Bulletin Blog

    9.0 SR5 Now Available

    Today we've released QlikView 9.0 SR5 (build ID 7502). The focus of SR5 is around QDS clustering and balancing load between nodes & task execution triggering between nodes. Please review the release notes (attached) for important information about Windows Server 2008 and steps to take during the upgrade to SR5. A full list of all of the bugs fixed in SR5 are included in the release notes.RegardsQlikView Product Team
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    Qlik Community Manager Blog

    Improved Search comes to QlikCommunity

    We've received a number of requests from our members for an improved site search function, and today we are happy to present our new Google-powered site search for QlikCommunity.As the amount of content in our community continues to increase, the ability to find the correct answer to a problem, a best practice or simply some more information on a certain topic becomes increasingly important to a great experience (along with preventing frustrating... Show More

    We've received a number of requests from our members for an improved site search function, and today we are happy to present our new Google-powered site search for QlikCommunity.

    As the amount of content in our community continues to increase, the ability to find the correct answer to a problem, a best practice or simply some more information on a certain topic becomes increasingly important to a great experience (along with preventing frustrating duplication of questions and content). Now that our community has grown past 30,000 members and over 50,000 forum posts, the search feature of our site has become less effective. The new site search offers a number of benefits to our site:

    • Easier to find search box: The community-specific search box is now located at the top of the content window, rather than at the top part of the navigation area, which confused some users. (See the screenshot to the right)
    • Google user experience: The search engine is powered by Google, so you can use all of the operators and syntax you're used to using with Google to find just the right answer to your question. Check out this page for Google search tips and tricks (more advanced here).
    • Better results: Google's indexing engine is arguably the best in the world, so you will instantly see a drop in the number of duplicate posts, posts with lots of pageviews and responses will be more prominent in the results. Combine that with the tips mentioned above, and finding an answer in our 50,000 forum posts is going to be much easier!

    A quick note to our members: The best way to avoid duplicate posts and irrelevant answers is to be as descriptive as possible with your subject lines and tags. Please don't post a thread with the title "Set Analysis Help", as this has been used 20+ times and is not an indicator of the problem you're having. You will also find that community members are more willing to answer your post if you are descriptive!

    The original search engine will still be used on a couple of areas of the site, but the majority of the site will be powered by Google search starting today.

    Thank you for all of your feedback, and for letting us know how we can serve you better. Thanks for reading and for participating in the QlikCommunity!

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    Qlik Technical Bulletin Blog

    QlikView 9.0 SR4 Now GA

    Today we've made QlikView 9.0 SR4 (build 7469) generally available. The software for all components can be downloaded from the QlikView download site. Attached are the release notes for SR4. We encourage your review of this document for the list of fixed bugs as well as any known issues at the time of release. Late in regression testing we found that the Enter key may push the wrong button when you add recipients to tasks in QEMC if you are runni... Show More

    Today we've made QlikView 9.0 SR4 (build 7469) generally available. The software for all components can be downloaded from the QlikView download site. Attached are the release notes for SR4. We encourage your review of this document for the list of fixed bugs as well as any known issues at the time of release. Late in regression testing we found that the Enter key may push the wrong button when you add recipients to tasks in QEMC if you are running IE8. If this happens, you can either turn on compatibility mode in IE8 or click on the magnifier icon to search for matching users - this is illustrated in the release notes

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    Qlik Technical Bulletin Blog

    Announcement - QlikView 10 and Java Client

    When QlikView 10 goes GA in October 2010, it will ship without the Java client. Simply put, we are eliminating the Java client with QV10. The decision to eliminate the Java client comes for several reasons:Very few customers use the Java client.The AJAX client is a more fully featured client than the Java client in QlikView 10. Given the Java client runs in a browser, and so does the AJAX client, it is redundant to have two browser clients -- esp... Show More

    When QlikView 10 goes GA in October 2010, it will ship without the Java client. Simply put, we are eliminating the Java client with QV10. The decision to eliminate the Java client comes for several reasons:

    • Very few customers use the Java client.
    • The AJAX client is a more fully featured client than the Java client in QlikView 10. Given the Java client runs in a browser, and so does the AJAX client, it is redundant to have two browser clients -- especially since the Java client lacks performance and features of the AJAX client. The interactivity of AJAX has now surpassed the Java client
    • The Java client introduces another layer of security risk that we eliminate if we focus on the AJAX client. Again, given both run in the browser, there is little value to this additional layer
    • It is very costly for QlikTech to maintain the Java client, especially in light of it's limited use

    While we plan to eliminate the Java client, two important capabilities are NOT being eliminated. First, is Java as an API on which to extend and build on QlikView. We will continue to support the JavaBeans infrastructure for interoperation between QlikView and J2EE application servers. Second, the Java client for mobile phones (JME), including Blackberry. In fact, by eliminating the Java CLIENT, we leave significantly more resources to focus on these two important areas.

    If you have feedback on this change, please leave a comment to this blog entry and/or contact your representative at QlikTech. The number one reason for sharing this change now, is to elicit feedback from our community while there is still time to modify QlikView 10.

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    Qlik Community Manager Blog

    Content is King What Do You Want to See

    Over the last 11 months, the web guys at QlikTech and I have made a lot of tweaks and improvements to make the QlikCommunity site easy to use and navigate for our members. However, the main reason that we've grown to over 26,000 members in that time is the great content that is found on this site. If it weren't for the discussions happening in the forums, great example QlikView files in the Share QlikViews section, and interesting blog entries fr... Show More

    Over the last 11 months, the web guys at QlikTech and I have made a lot of tweaks and improvements to make the QlikCommunity site easy to use and navigate for our members. However, the main reason that we've grown to over 26,000 members in that time is the great content that is found on this site. If it weren't for the discussions happening in the forums, great example QlikView files in the Share QlikViews section, and interesting blog entries from QlikView developers and users, no amount of site features and improvements would keep you, our members and visitors, engaged and returning regularly.

    Most of the content on this site has been created by our members, and we hope that this will continue. That being said, one of our goals for taking QlikCommunity to the next level is more QlikTech-generated content for this site. Our employees are immersed in all things QlikView every day, and we are working to bring more of their knowledge, insights and opinions to you. We recently launched the QlikView Blog, which is collectively written by a handful of QlikTech employees and will cover topics ranging from enterprise deployments to sales strategies to notifications of new releases and updates.

    Some of the other ideas we've been considering include:

    • A video tour of our R&D facility in Lund, Sweden
    • Video interviews/chats with members of the Product Management, R&D and Support teams
    • Live chat sessions with QlikTech employees
    • More in-depth technical screencasts, how-tos and demos
    • Hosting QlikView application "contests", where we will provide a dataset and choose the best application submitted from the Community

    These are just some ideas that we've come up with, but ultimately, we want to produce what YOU want to see: content that helps you know more about QlikView and use it more effectively every day. We'd really appreciate it if you could give us some feedback on the ideas presented above. If you have something else you'd like to see from us, we'd love to hear that as well.

    Thanks for helping us improve the QlikCommunity!

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    Qlik Community Manager Blog

    The Quest for Continuous Improvement - QlikCommunity User Survey

    Hello to all! I hope that you had a great end to 2009, and your 2010 has gotten off to a productive and exciting start!As you can see, we've made a few changes ourselves over the past few months. The most noticeable change has been the redesign of QlikCommunity to reflect the new design of our corporate website. While we are extremely proud of the site, we aren't comfortable resting on our laurels; we are committed to constant improvement to make... Show More

    Hello to all! I hope that you had a great end to 2009, and your 2010 has gotten off to a productive and exciting start!

    As you can see, we've made a few changes ourselves over the past few months. The most noticeable change has been the redesign of QlikCommunity to reflect the new design of our corporate website. While we are extremely proud of the site, we aren't comfortable resting on our laurels; we are committed to constant improvement to make the site as easy to use and useful as possible.

    The most important measure of a website's utility and functionality is the opinion of the people who use it every day: YOU. Without an easy to use interface and a reliable infrastructure, our members will not create and foster the great discussions that are the lifeblood of a great online community.

    To that end, we've created a 5-minute survey that we'd like our members to complete, which will help us to understand who is using the site, what features you find the most useful, what you think we're doing well, and most importantly, the parts of the site (and the QlikCommunity as a whole) on which we need to improve. We will keep the survey open for the next 30 days, and once we've collected all of the information, I will share it with you on this blog.

    I ask you to please take a few minutes to fill out this survey, and help us to keep improving the QlikCommunity for you and the more than 25,000 members that have joined us here. Thank you!

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    Qlik Technical Bulletin Blog

    9.0 SR3 Update New Build - 7440

    Since the release of QV9.00 SR3 build 7436 we have identified five bugs that we think are serious enough to upgrade the version that is available on the download site.Build 7436 is still a supported build and QT Support can provide the relevant download links if necessary, but for most build 7440 will be a better choice. The following bugs have been fixed between build 7436 and build 7440:Bug ID Title25276 Performance optimizations for handling m... Show More

    Since the release of QV9.00 SR3 build 7436 we have identified five bugs that we think are serious enough to upgrade the version that is available on the download site.

    Build 7436 is still a supported build and QT Support can provide the relevant download links if necessary, but for most build 7440 will be a better choice. The following bugs have been fixed between build 7436 and build 7440:

    Bug ID Title

    25276 Performance optimizations for handling many small requests in the server (*)

    25798 Error exporting document layout

    25803 Open URL does not work in the plugin

    25829 Cannot run QlikView Server on Domain Controller

    25907 Ctrl + Select in Multibox - Ajax SR3 - Connection Lost

    (*) The manifestation of this bug is that certain types of pivot boxes fail to work or force a server disconnect.

    This SR contains a number of fixes to QlikView, QlikView Server and clients and QlikView Publisher. See attached release notes for details.

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    Qlik Technical Bulletin Blog

    QlikView 9.0 SR3 Now GA

    Today we've made QlikView 9.0 SR3 (build 7436) generally available. The software for all components can be downloaded from the QlikView download site. Attached are the release notes for SR3. We encourage your review of this document for the list of fixed bugs as well as any known issues at the time of release. In particular SR3 contains a change that will affect anyone installing QlikView Server on a Domain Controller. Explicit descriptions of th... Show More

    Today we've made QlikView 9.0 SR3 (build 7436) generally available. The software for all components can be downloaded from the QlikView download site. Attached are the release notes for SR3. We encourage your review of this document for the list of fixed bugs as well as any known issues at the time of release. In particular SR3 contains a change that will affect anyone installing QlikView Server on a Domain Controller. Explicit descriptions of this change are available in the release notes as well as descriptions of how this scenario is being addressed with SR3.

    Regards

    QlikView Product Team

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    Qlik Community Manager Blog

    My Plans for the QlikCommunity in 2010

    I just returned from beautiful Miami Beach, Florida, site of "interaQtions", our 2010 corporate summit attended by all QlikTech employees. During the event, the QlikCommunity received a lot of compliments from employees across the organization, and a number of managers/directors/execs told me that they like what they are seeing, and view the community as a great asset that will be a big part of QlikView's continued growth. For that, I send out a ... Show More

    I just returned from beautiful Miami Beach, Florida, site of "interaQtions", our 2010 corporate summit attended by all QlikTech employees. During the event, the QlikCommunity received a lot of compliments from employees across the organization, and a number of managers/directors/execs told me that they like what they are seeing, and view the community as a great asset that will be a big part of QlikView's continued growth. For that, I send out a big THANK YOU to everyone who has participated this year, and we hope to see more of you in 2010. We are committed to growing and strengthening this community, and we couldn't do it without YOU!

    The new year is now in full swing, and we are ready to continue the awesome growth that we've experienced in 2009 by maintaining our commitment to features and processes that work, and improving the ones that don't. With that, here are the high-level plans we have for QlikCommunity in 2010:

    Continue our incredible growth

    The QlikCommunity grew tremendously in 2009, finishing the year with over 22,000 members, growing at a rate of 114 new members every business day! While that is an amazing number, there are an estimated 550,000+ QlikView users across the globe...so there is still plenty of work to be done. If you have employees at your company designing and developing in QlikView, encourage them to join us here. The more contributors we have, the better the community will be: questions will be answered faster, there will be more perspectives and solutions, and we will continue to foster innovation and best practices for the software we all use everyday.

    Support and improve infrastructure

    To support the growth of a large community, there need to be robust and reliable systems in place. Since the complete overhaul of our community platform last April, we have continuously added to and improved the functionality and usability of the site; 2010 will be no different. The first change you'll be seeing is a "facelift" of the site in coordination with our new global website in the next week or so. We will also be diligent in upgrading the site platform and adding new, useful features. Some of the improvements we've recently made (and some that are coming soon) are:

    • Persistent sign-on to the site (stay logged in rather than having to sign in each time you visit the site)
    • Moving the site to Amazon EC2 cloud servers for faster performance around the world.
    • The ability to post and respond to threads by email, rather than having to visit the site directly.
    • Unique role-based features based on your relationship with QlikTech (i.e. customers, partners, employees)
    • Evaluating more internationalization options, including interface languages, translation tools and more contribution from users across the world.

    Create more resources

    The most important part of the QlikCommunity is the content created by and for our users. We plan to add content extensively in 2010 to make QlikCommunity even more productive for our members. Some of the resources that are coming your way:

    • Qonnections Virtual - a virtual user conference with keynotes by QlikTech employees, each with its own discussion thread that is monitored by the presenter. (now available here)
    • More Educational Videos - I'll be working with Product Marketing and R&D to produce more how-to videos and screencasts aimed at both beginners and experts alike.
    • New features - a video tour of our R&D facility in Lund, Sweden, Q&A with R&D engineers and product managers, web-based documentation...the list goes on!

    If you've read this far, I hope that you are as excited as I am about what 2010 will bring. These new features and content will be incredible, but they won't mean anything without YOUR participation. Without you, our Community would not be the incredible resource it is today. Please continue to let me know if there is anything we at QlikTech can do to improve your experience with the QlikCommunity.

    Looking forward to a great year!

    --Jason

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    Qlik Community Manager Blog

    Quick Tip Changing the interface language

    QlikCommunity is quickly approaching 13,000 members, and many are from outside the U.S. With customers in over 95 countries and more than 15 new customers added every day, QlikView is quickly making its way to all corners of the world! Many of these new customers and partners are joining QlikCommunity to take advantage of this great resource. While the U.S is the most represented country, we have great representation from a handful of other count... Show More

    QlikCommunity is quickly approaching 13,000 members, and many are from outside the U.S. With customers in over 95 countries and more than 15 new customers added every day, QlikView is quickly making its way to all corners of the world! Many of these new customers and partners are joining QlikCommunity to take advantage of this great resource. While the U.S is the most represented country, we have great representation from a handful of other countries, and their numbers are growing every day. Here's a quick breakdown of our members by country:

    To this end, we are proud to offer a new localization feature to QlikCommunity: the ability to change your interface language. While most of the content on QlikCommunity is in English (the exception being a number of local user groups that are in the members' native languages), you can change the interface language (site options, commands, etc.) to one of five different languages:

    • English
    • Spanish
    • Swedish
    • German
    • French

    I've created a short video that will explain how to change your interface language; the video will open in a separate window (hosted by Screencast.com):

    If you want to skip the video, here are the steps to change your language settings:

    1. Click Edit in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. This will bring up your profile (hint: this would be a good time to fill it out!)
    2. Scroll down to the Language drop-down.
    3. Choose your desired language.
    4. Click Save.

    Please let me know via the Contact Form if you have any questions, suggestions or problems. Thanks everyone!

    --Jason

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    Qlik Community Manager Blog

    Listening to the Community

    We relaunched our community in April, and over 8,800 members have joined us here on the site. While the response to the new site and features has been overwhelmingly positive, there are still some ways that we can improve. We've been collecting your ideas, and we've added a few features recently:Sign Out/Edit Account LinkIn the upper right-hand corner of the page, you will see a couple of new links that we've added to make things for convenient f... Show More

    We relaunched our community in April, and over 8,800 members have joined us here on the site. While the response to the new site and features has been overwhelmingly positive, there are still some ways that we can improve. We've been collecting your ideas, and we've added a few features recently:


    Sign Out/Edit Account Link

    In the upper right-hand corner of the page, you will see a couple of new links that we've added to make things for convenient for our users:

    You can now sign out of QlikCommunity, as well as edit your account, which as of now, is only resetting your QlikView SSO password. We will soon extend this functionality to the rest of your QlikView SSO account (name, email, address, etc.)


    QlikView Downloads Link

    QlikTech recently debuted a new QlikView-powered Downloads page, but it hasn't been as easy to find as we would have liked, so we've moved it to the navigation bar of the site:

    The link will pop up the QlikView Downloads app, where you can download QlikView installation files, reference manuals, tutorials and more!


    Product Enhancements/Feature Requests

    Many of you were asking for a way to submit QlikView-related ideas and requests for functionality to QlikTech, and this form is the place to go. Start by clicking "Feature Request" in the navigation bar:

    This will take you to the form. Note that this form is not for support issues, scripting problems, or any other sort of question/comments/complaints/praises that don't involve an addition or upgrade to the product.


    Have some ideas of your own?

    These ideas were all developed because of requests from our community members. If you have an idea about how to make this community better, easier to use, faster, or anything else, you can submit it at this URL:

    Thanks to everyone who has submitted an idea already, and I look forward to receiving more suggestions soon. We are working on new features all the time to make your QlikCommunity experience more useful and enjoyable. Thanks for reading!

    --Jason

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    Qlik Community Manager Blog

    Welcome to the Community Features Blog

    Before I go into this first blog post, I'd like to say two things: WOW!...and THANK YOU! I say them because your response to our redesigned QlikCommunity has been astounding! Over 8,400 of you have logged in to the new site over the past four months, which has already surpassed the number of members that visited the Community over the last 3 1/2 years! And new members continue to join at the average rate of 79 users per day!(click the chart image... Show More

    Before I go into this first blog post, I'd like to say two things: WOW!...and THANK YOU! I say them because your response to our redesigned QlikCommunity has been astounding! Over 8,400 of you have logged in to the new site over the past four months, which has already surpassed the number of members that visited the Community over the last 3 1/2 years! And new members continue to join at the average rate of 79 users per day!

    (click the chart image to see it in full size, and yes, feel free to debate me on bar v. line for this application!)

    Alright, I'll try to calm down with all of the exclamation points. (!)??

    I'd like to provide you with a brief introduction to me and what to expect from this blog in the near future.

    Who the heck is this guy?

    My name is Jason Long, and I've been working for QlikTech for a little over a year now. I serve as our company's Community Manager, and I oversee the QlikCommunity and our social media presence (including our Twitter and Facebook accounts), as well as play a role in other marketing and online activities. I am the primary point of contact for any issues with the site, as well as any suggestions, comments or questions you may have.

    So, what will be covered in this blog? Why should I read?

    • System features and how-to's: QlikCommunity is built on an extremely robust platform, and we will continue to develop it to meet our community's ever evolving needs. That being said, the different areas of the site offer tons of functionality (which can be confusing at first!), and I'll be explaining the best way to use these tools to get your work done and enjoy the experience.
    • Community highlights: We really enjoy having QlikCommunity members drop by the site often, but we understand that QlikView users are really busy (getting things done rather than waiting for IT!) and sometimes don't have time to check in as often as they'd like. I will use this blog to highlight great blog posts, interesting discussions and cool QlikView files posted to the community.
    • Member highlights/community events/etc.: As our community grows, I'll begin to cover other things like highlighting our members, passing along relevant information about QlikTech, fun QlikView-related stuff, and anything else the community will find interesting!


    Thanks again for your participation in the QlikCommunity and for taking the time to read this blog! Be on the lookout for my next post about the new features we've recently added; it should be out early next week.

    --Jason

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