I thought personal edition of Qlikview is free. I am new to Qlik and working hard to learn the BI discovery tool. Please help.
It is free but you can't share the documents created in the free version with other computers.
From the reference manual:
QlikView Personal Edition can only open files created using that particular copy of QlikView. This means, with QlikView Personal Edition you cannot use your QlikView documents on different com- puters, you cannot share your QlikView documents with another unregistered user, or open a Qlik- View document from another user (exempted are documents specially prepared for personal use by QlikTech). However, documents created in QlikView Personal Edition can be used with a licensed copy of QlikView desktop and they can also be published on a QlikView Server.
l You cannot import an entire document layout (sheets/objects/security settings, etc. in XML format, without the data) into QlikView Personal Edition.
Should you change computers, you will not be able to open your previously created documents with Qlik- View Personal Edition. In this case, you can choose to recover your files. Recovering files means a new user key is generated, assigned to the old document and used for all subsequent files, not only for that particular file. After recovering a file, you can no longer use it on the computer that you created it in.
QlikView will accept 4 user key changes in a document. After that, you will get the error message “Key length has reached its maximum” and the document will not open any more. The only possibility is to rec- reate it from scratch.
Therefore, you should not recover QlikView documents that you did not create (from a forum or from a col- league, etc.). Doing so will use one of your remaining recovery attempts.