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Moving Apps from Qlik View to Qlik Sense

Has anyone has a lot of experience recreating Apps in QlikSense that are in Qlik View, I have a few works projects I am about to start to do this and I would like to know if anyone has experience, tips or any learning's that might be useful

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Re: Moving Apps from Qlik View to Qlik Sense


from technical prespective, with the Qlikview converter it's fairly easy

to move the data , object and script

the real issue, is clients tend to look for Qlikview in qlik sense

and look for the same capabilites, and a lot of time are frustrated with missing capabilites.

so for me, each conversion product start with selling the client the idea of self service

and the need to redisgn both the visual display and the approch on how to use the app

if the client buys into this than the transformation is easy.


Re: Moving Apps from Qlik View to Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense's responsive design and rewritten visualisations certainly give it a different look and feel.  The biggest hurdle I found was encouraging people, both users & developers, to work with the product and not against it. 

I would suggest where possible to do everything Out Of the Box and avoid bespoke extension visualisations and mashups.  Some people are tempted to try and recreate QlikView Apps in Qlik Sense that are identical to QlikView - but if the objective is to exactly replicate QlikView then I would question the decision to migrate when you have a QlikView that is already identical to itself.  I'll repeat myself: Work with the product and not against it.

When you have your base migration to Qlik Sense completed and Live, then it is the time to really exploit QlikSense.  Having initially avoided bespoke extensions and gone OOB, now you will have enough experience of Qlik Sense, and your migration to it, to start exploiting bespoke Qlik Sense extensions with the hindsight you now have.

I believe the real strengths of Qlik Sense are its responsive design and rich API's to create bespoke extension visualisations and mashups.  But to quote an old cliché you need to do the right thing at the right time for the right reason.