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Introducing: The GINQO Master Item Manager

Introducing: The GINQO Master Item Manager


Managing Master items can be time consuming. Master Items can also become difficult to maintain and validate as more are created, risking consistency in your development. To solve this issue we created the GINQO Master Item Manager to help you work more efficiently with Master Items. 

Try our new Master Item Manager extension (https://github.com/GINQO/Master-Item-Managerand we look forward to to hear your comments, feedback here!

What is it?

  • The GINQO Master Item Manager (MIM) is a simple utility tool meant for creating, updating, or deleting Master Items based on an Excel file.  That Excel file can be used to define the Master Items across multiple applications.
  • The MIM can also be useful for exporting Master Items into an Excel file for review/validation.
  • After adding Master Items to a template file, you are able to reuse them among other Sense apps
  • From a table object,  you can decide which Master Items you want to be added to your Qlik Sense applications.
  • Using Qlik's associative engine, Master Items can be organized into your application by means of tags, name, descriptions, etc.

Why was it built?

  • The Qlik Governed Metrics Service (https://developer.qlik.com/garden/57655702febb2ca54e7149d2😞
    • has not been further developed and is not working for the latest Qlik Sense releases
    • It requires installation of additional software and might not meet the security requirements in your environment
  • Master Items are slow to create but are frequently reused
  • Some customers use the same data sources, meaning same metrics
  • Customers have requested this feature to manage Master Items themselves
  • Occasionally you might create duplicate Master Items and be unaware of it.
Who is it for?
  • Developers who are reusing Master Items across multiple applications
  • Customers who want more control over their QS environment

Thank you.  Are you planning to join Trusted Extension Developers?

Contributor II
Contributor II

Newlines in Master Items fields are not parsed correctly when loading the generated CSV in Excel (this is an Excel issue). However, this issue limits the use of this Extension. It would be great if the  Extention would also export to XLSX format.

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