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meetmrudul
Contributor II

Widgets and Extensions in QlikSense

Hi QlikGurus,

Can anyone please provide me when we should go ahead with Extensions and when to use Widgets.

Or can anyone please tell me the pros and cons of Extensions and Widgets.

Regards,

MK

6 Replies
shraddha_g
Honored Contributor III

Re: Widgets and Extensions in QlikSense

These are not supported by Qlik and there is no guarantee that extensions or widgets will get updated along with qliksense versions.

Khan_Mohammed
Honored Contributor II

Re: Widgets and Extensions in QlikSense

If clients have weird requirements and if you cannot find an object in Qlik Sense then you use either of those.

Show/Hide

Alternate States

Custom Reporting

Geo-Mapping

Slider Objects

etc...

meetmrudul
Contributor II

Re: Widgets and Extensions in QlikSense

but which one is good.

prithviram777
New Contributor III

Re: Widgets and Extensions in QlikSense

Hi Mrudul,

We usually use extensions when we feel that our data can be better displayed and with more features in a different manner besides the qlik vizualizations. You can try exploring different extensions present in the Qlik Branch.(qlik.branch.com)

Pros:

Extensions are created by developers who feel they can represent their data in a better fashion.hence you can find it that way too.

It moves away from the usual qlik visualizations that everyone uses, hence it might look good.

Cons:

Since it is not supported by Qlik, it might not work properly with your project.

It might not get updated or stay working as qlik releases the versions.

Since it is pre defined, you might not find it suitable for your project or will not be in a position to add features.

These are the things which comes to my mind now.

Thanks

snehalameya
New Contributor II

Re: Widgets and Extensions in QlikSense

Hi Mrudul,

I have used both extensions and widgets in my applications.

One important point to note is, that extensions are re-usable components. They can be multiple times in various sheets and apps. Whereas widgets are to be created specifically for each requirement.

Widgets require Html and css knowledge. Extensions require angularJs.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Snehal Nabar

Khan_Mohammed
Honored Contributor II

Re: Widgets and Extensions in QlikSense

It all depends on what you want to achieve?

alternate states are used for comparison between 2 charts.

Slider can be used as Date Slider between Date, Month's, year or Quarter or any other dimension etc

Custom reporting would be like an Ad-Hoc reporting where a user can switch on/off to see the dimension/measure added in Master Item

Geo mapping is used for showing data set points around the globe/country/city

There are many more extensions and widgets.

Good thing i they all are Open Source, so that you can go inside the .JS script and edit it as per your need.

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