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farisahamad
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Qlik Engine API- Practical use cases

Can anyone help me in understanding the practical use cases of Qlik Engine APIs ?

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Employee
Employee

Re: Qlik Engine API- Practical use cases

That's a pretty open ended question, but you might want to check out this site for example on how people have built solutions on top of Qlik's APIs: http://branch.qlik.com/

Here is a pretty simple solution that I contributed to: http://branch.qlik.com/#!/project/56728f52d1e497241ae69811

And another one that I have been involved in that is rather more complex: Qlik Explorer for Developers is here!

farisahamad
Contributor

Re: Qlik Engine API- Practical use cases

Thank you for the reply.

So Engine APIs are also involved in building extensions?

Employee
Employee

Re: Qlik Engine API- Practical use cases

The engine API is required for all interactions that require calculations on the engine side, so for instance everything involving retrieving or filtering of Qlik Sense data requires communication through that API. Most extensions therefore utilize the engine API in one way or another, though they will usually be utilizing some wrapper API that suites the technology the solution is based on. In the examples I linked to, the .Net SDK‌‌ is used for accessing the engine API through C#. Other popular wrappers for javascript applications are Backend API‌ and more recently enigma.js.