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"Stealing" the Visualization Bundle to be used on an older release

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Hey guys - a few valued Qlik Community members and contributors  ( @millerhm  @juraj_misina  ) brought to my attention an interesting topic after we released the February 2019 release of Qlik Sense.

What if I want those exciting, sexy, awesome, new visualizations I just saw....BUT I am not ready to upgrade to February 2019? 

Since we don't offer the Visualization Bundle as a separate installation package,  I guess you could find them individually in the Qlik Branch Garden - as I originally suggested, but @millerhm pointed out that they wanted the "certified extensions" that were part of the February 2019 release. That's when @juraj_misina made mention of a simple work-around involving "stealing them" Smiley Wink from the February 2019 release of Qlik Sense Desktop. I thought this was a great topic to produce a quick video on to show others whom might not be familiar with how that process might look.

Watch this quick video to see how I "stole" the visualization bundle from the February 2019 release and added it to my Qlik Sense Enterprise November 2018 release.

 

Thanks @millerhm and @juraj_misina for your contribution!

Note: I cannot attach the .zip file here at this time. It is possible if you have any issues with these extensions while being used with an older release, our support team may ask you to reproduce the issue within the February 2019 release, so please be aware.

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Thanks,

Mike Tarallo

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millerhm
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Awesome! Thanks, @Michael_Tarallo !

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juraj_misina
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Cool. I wasn't aware you could import multiple extensions within one zip.

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millerhm
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I actually zipped the parent Visualization Bundle folder as is and imported that directly into the QMC - piece of cake!

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juraj_misina
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Word of warning though: don't push it too far to history. Works with September 2018 patch 1, but not all extensions work with April 2018 release for example (haven't tested others).

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alexandernatale
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When is the release on QlikSense Cloud? 

 

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yoko1106
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Thanks! Shared with our team in Japan!

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igarri
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We've follow this process with the November 2018 Patch 2 Release and the extensions work fine. The problem we are finding is that every time the Qlik Sense Services restart, the repository service deletes these extensions... Anyone else experiencing this issue?Log.PNG

 

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j_star
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@igarri  Same Probleme. After the Backup, only the extension Bundle is deleted.  (November 2018 Patch 2)

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Michael_Tarallo
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OK I have reported this for investigation.

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Michael_Tarallo
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Hello @juraj_misina  can you verify this behavior? I reached out to our team as well. Technically you are just installing extensions - I don't see why they should be removed on a reboot. I will update you all once I hear something. 

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juraj_misina
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I restarted the environment with Septemer 2018 patch 1, no issues (Appart from services not starting properly on the first try, but that's another story. Kept me tense for a few minutes though Smiley Wink)

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j_star
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@Michael_Tarallo Did your team find out, why these extension are deletet after Service restart?

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Michael_Tarallo
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Hi J_star - according to @juraj_misina  whom tested with a previous release and PM they tested this and did not see this behavior. I will inquire on another channel to make sure.

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chiragpradhan
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Thanks, Michael ! Will all the extensions bundled have compatibility for the same Qlik Sense versions? The reason I ask this is because I downloaded the latest version of the word cloud from the Qlik OSS repository on Github but it did not work with QS Ent. April 2018 Patch 1. I eventually had to download an older version which worked fine.
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