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Governed Metrics Service

Governed Metrics Service


Qlik Sense enables self-service visualization with a balance of control and agility that gives IT confidence that the visualizations that users are empowered to create are correct.  One way this is enabled is through the use of masteritems.pngMaster Items.  A Master Item is a dimension or measure that is defined by a central IT or BI team or line of business analyst and deployed to users in conjunction with a Qlik Sense application.

This capability enables users to create visualizations with trusted dimensions and measures without having to author or understand the underlying business logic.  This is an important requirement of modern self-service analytics platforms.

The Qlik Governed Metrics Service (GMS) Power Tool builds upon this capability by allowing metrics that are defined externally to Qlik Sense to be loaded and applied to one or more applications. The metrics that are loaded to each application are configurable and managed through the Qlik Management Console via custom properties.

  • image.pngMetrics defined in an external database or XLS.


  • Metrics extracted into a Metrics QVD.

  • GMS Power Tool reads the Metrics QVD and applies metrics to one or more applications.

GMS Power Tool is a node.js based module that plugs into the existing Qlik Service Dispatcher framework.


Additional Information

Minimum Requirements:

  • The Governed Metrics Service requires Qlik Sense Server.
  • The Governed Metrics Service has been tested with Qlik Sense 2.2.4.  Testing with Qlik Sense 3.0 is underway.
  • For now, the Governed Metrics Service requires a licensed Qlik Sense server site running version 2.2.4.
  • Please do not install for use with Qlik Sense desktop.  The Governed Metrics Service will not work.


Before installing the Governed Metrics Service, we highly recommend going through the Qlik Sense server QMC configuration instructions in the documentation.  Application, custom property, and task names will be requested during the install and it's easier on your memory if you have created them in advance. 


Direct link to configuration is found here:

http://eapowertools.github.io/GovernedMetricsService/

GitHub‌ Page

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Employee
Employee

We will slowly be phasing this tool out for a new governance dashboard that is more performant. We have released a Telemetry Dashboard which isn't the same, but offers some insight into an enterprise deployment, and that will evolve into a new governance dashboard.

The issue being the governance dashboard is borderline unusable when you open apps with data, and if you open apps without data, it's missing a lot of vital information.

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Creator
Creator

Hello Jesse,

>> We will slowly be phasing this tool out for a new governance dashboard that is more performant. We have released a Telemetry Dashboard which isn't the same, but offers some insight into an enterprise deployment, and that will evolve into a new governance dashboard.


Why isn't this in the product roadmap to be a formal part of Qlik Sense governance?  Where is the best place to submit ideas and requests to this end?


I would like to be able to start with an enterprise data dictionary and build visualizations over these definitions, all without being tied to a specific application.  Then I would build applications from these pre-built modules, and map data brought into the app to the enterprise data items, dimensions, and measures defined in the enterprise catalog.  Modules could then take look at these mappings and use them by default, or one could override the default to another data item of choice...


René

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Creator
Creator

Hi eps

We are very interested in the idea of governed metrics (master items) being deployable through a Qlik Sense Enterprise site, but noticed your post above:

"We will slowly be phasing this tool out for a new governance dashboard that is more performant."

Does your statement mean the GMS will no longer be developed and maintained by the Enterprise Architecture team going forward?

Thanks

Chris

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