Today - Jeff Goldberg is back as our latest guest blogger and will introduce us to Qlik Sense QMC Utilities. Jeff is a Senior Enterprise Architect on the North America Enterprise Architecture team who has worked in various technology positions for over 16 years. Jeff focuses on integration, deployment, automation, security, and api topics across a wide range of software. Thanks for this valuable contribution Jeff!
Good day Qlik Community! Recently you may have seen this logo popping up on Qlik Community, Qlik Branch, or on the Visualize Your World tour. It represents our add-on capabilities that support our initiatives to provide Governed Self-Service and Power tools for Qlik Sense, created by the North America Enterprise Architecture team. Today, the EA PowerTools team would like to introduce you to their latest release known as QMC Utilities.
QMC Utilities is a collection of tools using the Qlik Sense APIs to automate and streamline a variety of processes within the management and administrative areas of Qlik Sense. In the initial release, the team released three helpful tools to make configuring and administering a Qlik Sense deployment easier.
Sheet Approver: Currently, the process to take a published sheet in an app and make it a base sheet requires a few steps which include duplication and app ownership changes. The Sheet Approver enables application owners to search through the community sheets in a Qlik Sense application and promote them to base sheets in as little as two clicks. The Sheet Approver is a great solution for scenarios where multiple app designers need to make new sheets for existing applications. Now, app designers can create sheets in their “my work” area at the same time, publish them to the community, and the application owner can approve the sheet for inclusion in the core app.
Custom Property Bulk Loader: One of the unsung capabilities in Qlik Sense is the ability to add custom attributes to resources within Qlik Sense. These custom properties help in numerous ways to manage a Qlik Sense environment, from providing local group type attributes, to users, to creating dynamic security rules that have broad applicability and reduce the risk of “rule creep”. Unfortunately, adding custom property values can take some time as it requires key entry. The Custom Property Bulk Loader solves this problem by enabling administrators to load a list of values into an existing or new custom property for Qlik Sense.
Rule Manager: The Rule Manager makes it easy to export and import rules from one Qlik Sense site to another. Rules are selected from the list, exported to json with all the necessary information to import the same rule into another environment.
Want to download this great set of tools and learn more? Head over to the EA Powertools community page to download this solution and have a look at the other great things this team is building to enhance Qlik Sense!