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Push the Boundaries of Analytics - Qlik Sense Bot (video)

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Good Tuesday Qlik Community! Today I have a fun and entertaining way to showcase the power of the Qlik Sense platform, its APIs and the art of the possible. But first, let me give you some background. In March, Qlik participated in the Gartner BI Bake Off (direct highlights here) - and for the 'innovation' portion of the presentation, my colleague Josh Good demonstrated a neat concept, showing what is possible with the Qlik platform and it's robust set of APIs - a Qlik Sense Bot - developed by my colleague Juan Gerado Cabeza. Since then we are getting numerous requests to see and learn more about what was shown on that day, so I have create this brief video to share some of its insights.

4-18-2017 7-38-28 AM.pngWhat is a Bot you may ask?

You already know some popular bots – Siri, Cortana, Alexa and of course Google. These guys are programs designed to perform tasks, such as setting an alarm, telling you the weather, searching online or even ordering a pizza. So why not have a bot tell you who your top sales people are, alert you when profit margin reaches 20%  – or - even have it send you charts and reports directly to your device?  The possibilities are endless. Juan as done just that, creating an analytical assistant - that in actuality turns Qlik data visualization into conversational analytics.

Now understand the Qlik Sense Bot - IS NOT a product provided by Qlik, but rather a neat concept that demonstrates the art of the possible when using the Qlik platform and its APIs. Now - neatness, coolness and Qlik platform superiority aside, what I like the most about this innovation is that it provides many real world applications. Bots can be used by anyone, anywhere, on any device and at anytime – scheduling automated tasks and providing access to information when and where you need it – reducing complexities, and increasing availability of insight by simply having a conversation. So in my opinion I do see this as a viable product offering, but you never know. Watch this brief video to learn more about this awesome concept. If you want even more information about this superior innovation, please contact us at qlik.com, or you can reach out to us on Twitter or on the Qlik Community.

Have a great day!

Regards,

Michael Tarallo (@mtarallo) | Twitter

Pushing the Boundaries of Analytics  - Qlik Sense Bot

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Well groovy - love it.

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guruprem
Contributor III

Fantastic! Possibilities are endless with Qlik.

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Do you want to see it live? On other messaging platforms? Reach me at the Qlik booth in Qonnections, i will be happy to talk to you about this innitiative.

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ingoginqo
New Contributor II

Awesome demo of a wonderful creative use case for API integrations!


Would be great to have access to some sample code to help us build something similar.

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Hi Ingo, working on it. Stay tunned after Qonnections.

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Here is a link to the Qlik Branch project Sense Search Components posted by websy1985

It is a similar concept and has all the source code available on GitHub sense-search-components/src/js at master · websy85/sense-search-components · GitHub

I saw it demo'd at a recent London Qlik Dev Group – Eat. Sleep. Qlik. Repeat. event and was well impressed.

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Is it available on Google Play Store ?
mto
Please can you provide us with more details.

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Employee
Employee

Hi Salah - this is more like a POC built with the APIs - Telegram is Telegram - Android Apps on Google Play - but the Qlik Sense Bot is not an app per se. It is an application runing on a server that integrates with these different platforms I mentioned in the video.

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thanks Mike, are you making a video explaining how to make this? or do you have some tutorials?

Regards.

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Employee
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Hi Cristian  - that remains to be seen at the moment. Juan is working on a consumable version that could be published - they may enlist me to create the video.

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Hi Mike,

It's   looks very interesting API,

Is this possible to work with this BOT in Qlik Sense Desktop/Cloud versions.

Thanks,

Mahesh

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Employee
Employee

Hello Maheswara,


At first glance no - Desktop does not allow any other connections other than itself - loopback / localhost - that is by design as it is meant as a local client. As with Qlik Sense Cloud - it would be possible only if certain API layers were exposed, but in the cloud version those are not available.....yet :-)

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Thanks Mike

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matteo_mi
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triple wow! this is a wonderful feature!

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Employee
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Hi Matteo - we thank you - and I know what you mean, but so there isn't any misinterpretation for community clarity - it is not a specific "feature" of Qlik Sense - but rather one of the many possibilities one can build with the power of it's APIs!

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matteo_mi
New Contributor II

Ohhh yes sorry for my expression, yes I understand that is not a feature but the result of API programming. Is there any way that this project is going to be shared with the community ? maybe on GitHub?

Thank you Michael

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Employee
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Hey Matteo - yes I am told there will be something available after our customer / partner event: Qonnections. Stay Tuned

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paulyeo11
Valued Contributor II

This is one of the best feature a lot of people like it very much , thank Qlik development team. Well done.

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pbjungles
New Contributor

Michael,

In which versions will it be available?

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rakeshpaul
New Contributor

Hi Michael,


I wan't to set thing up, can you please guide how we can develop it.


Regards,

Rakesh Paul

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Hi jcz, want to follow up that can we get any sample code somewhere?

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paulyeo11
Valued Contributor II

Now a day Qlik is showing many proof of concept , Can some one share the concept will be ready by when ? Any estimate date ?

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Hi Rakesh, I am working on it. I will let you know

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Working on it...

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rakeshpaul
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Hi Juan,

Is there a way we can work collaboratively, I would be very happy if I can contribute.

Regards,
Rakesh Paul

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parkera
New Contributor III

Michael, good chatting at Qonnections. API connective tissue aka Bots have been with us for years and we are even seeing Software companies having VPs of Bot technology (Including Sage). The game is simple, if we want to embed and share data via API we need automated processes to do so. Code or Bots provide this service, as a static or dynamic service or micro service... Possibilities are endless. Oddly the acquirers of Qlik, Thoma Bravo also own one of the best Bots in the business from Kofax www.kofax.com/robotic-process-automation

Kofax has been in the Bot industry for 10 years and deployed primarily ECM/BPM based solutions. Now would be a great time to join forces and unleash the Kofax Bot "Kapow" (www.kofax.com/web-data-extraction) onto structured data with Qlik...

PS Thanks for the MP4 Download - This means the whole world can share in the joy of watching your videos.

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phaneendra_kunc
Valued Contributor III

Waiting for it

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mtaralloqlik1

can you help us with some documentation or steps to configure Telegram with our sense env?

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can you help us with some documentation or steps to configure Telegram with our sense env?

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I have created this group for customers and partners: ---

You have the steps to create a chatbot there

Regards

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