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Qlik Sense Upgrade Guide - Step-by-Step plus common issues and tips included

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Qlik Sense Upgrade Guide - Step-by-Step plus common issues and tips included

These instructions will walk you through the upgrade process step-by-step and include best practices and tips and tricks to provide a comprehensive guide. 


Checklist before performing a Qlik Sense upgrade: 

  • Read the release notes and review the system requirements for the Qlik Sense version you intend to upgrade to. 
  • Create an upgrade plan including testing and maintenance windows 
  • Draw up a rollback plan in case of unexpected results
  • Test! Prior to any upgrade, validate the new version in a test environment mirroring the production environment
    • Validate Qlik Sense Apps and their visualizations: Do they still behave as expected?
    • Tasks: Do Apps reload and build as expected?
    • APIs: Are API calls still functioning as expected?
    • Extensions: Verify installed extensions
    • Customizations: Validate that customizations such as third party authentication modules work as expected.
  • Back up (Backing up a Qlik Sense Site):
    • The Repository Database
    • Certificates
    • Your Qlik Sense Shared folders storing Apps as well as QVD file locations


Content of the Guide:

  • Updating Qlik Sense (what are patches)
  • Upgrade and centralized logging
  • Preparing to Upgrade Qlik Sense
  • Upgrading Qlik Sense
  • Upgrading Qlik Sense after uninstalling Qlik Sense

Please note that the content of this document has been extracted from the February 2020 release of the Deploy Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows guide and improved by Qlik Digital Support to include common issues and useful tips when installing Qlik Sense.


  • Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows


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Specialist II
Specialist II

Excelent post @Andre_Sostizzo , thank you! i'll share it  because it has relevant information for qlik admins and users!

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