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Employee
Employee

The Qlik Web Connectors November 2017 Release (2.28.2) is now available on the Qlik.com download page‌ (you need to be logged in to Qlik.com)

Along with a number of general improvements, this version has 4 new beta connectors added to the suite including:

  • Office 365 Mail/Contacts/Calendar
  • OneDrive v2 - which is enabled for OneDrive business accounts,
  • IBM Watson Natural Language Understanding for more text and sentiment analytics, and
  • for all of you desperate to better your fitness performance, there's even a Strava Connector

This now means that there are 47 connectors available

If you're using Qlik Web Connectors 2.2.0 and either any beta connectors or standard connectors, please read the note towards the end of this post about upgrading.

In this release no connectors were moved from a beta state to either Premium or Standard Connectors.

Some multi-source connectors have been split into individual connector, so for example in previous versions of the Qlik Web Connectors we had the Premium Qlik Sentiment and Text Analytics Connector, which required a subscription and corresponding LEF.

You will now see the following Premium Connectors listed, although they all share the same, single

Sentiment & Text Analytics subscription and LEF entry:

  • Qlik MeaningCloud Connector
  • Qlik Repustate Connector
  • Qlik Sentiment140 Connector

The Qlik RegEx Connector is now a free, Standard Connector

The following connectors have been split out but also deprecated:

  • Qlik Alchemy Connector
    • This has been replaced by the Qlik Watson Natural Language Understanding Connector
  • Qlik Saplo Connector

Other connectors that have been split out are the AYLIEN Connector and Mailbox Connector.

The Qlik script that has been generated using these previous connectors may need to be modified. Please refer to the Release Notes, for more information.

Current Users of Beta Connectors or Only Standard Connectors

As a reminder, if you are using Qlik Web Connectors 2.2.0 and either:

  • any Beta Connectors or
  • any Standard Connectors WITHOUT any Premium Connectors enabled

then these will expire on 31-Jan-2018, so you must upgrade to the new November 2017 Release (2.28.2) version as soon as possible.


The new expiry date in the November 2017 Release will be 30-Nov-2018.We also maintain a schedule here.

See here‌‌ for help on upgrading.

Please see the release notes, also on the download site, for full details.

Help can be found here:

http://help.qlik.com/en-US/connectors/Subsystems/Web_Connectors_help/Content/Setup-deploy/Qlik_Web_C...

We hope you continue to enjoy using the Qlik Web Connectors and please join the new community group, where you can provide us with feedback on the product, any of the connectors, seek assistance with the beta connectors or exchange ideas and solutions with other users.

Thanks

The Web Connector Team

31 Comments
Contributor III
Contributor III

If you are having trouble with the Notification connector a possible workaround is to leave the password blank. We have noticed that for users using a non authenticated SMTP server who are entering credentials (where they actually are not required to), the previous version did not attempt to login in this case but the new version does (but errors).

Apologies for this - we are looking at a way to address this in a better way.

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Partner
Partner

Hi Chris!

Just want to provide some positive feedback!

Using Nov2017-Release we had to change from

[http://localhost:5555/data?connectorID=NotificationConnector&table=SendEmail&SMTPServer=mail.server&useSSL=False&to=$(to)&subject=$(subject)&message=$(msg)&html=True&from=name@company.at&appID=]
  
   to

[http://localhost:5555/data?connectorID=NotificationConnector&table=SendEmail&SMTPServer=mail.server&Port=25&SSLmode=None&to=$(to)&subject=$(subject)&message=$(msg)&html=True&fromName=SenderName&fromEmail=name@company.at&appID=]

Now everything works as before!

Thx,

Roland

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Partner
Partner

For the @file parameter to work, we had to change the following in deploy.config (was different in the versions before)

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Contributor
Contributor

some feedback about IMAP MailboxConnector.

for an ETL with data sent though mail, we are using IMAPMailConnector.
In the past, before splitting POP/IMAP, we stored the last UID as a variable and used this UID as parameter for an external tool (written python3) to mark this mail as \Seen. e.g. UID was 178
Now, the UID changed to something internal "FlwlJ8AAAVX" and our external tool cant mark this mail as \Seen because this ID isnt found.

any ideas how to get the "real" mail-ID / UID?

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Employee
Employee

Hi Michael,

Thanks for your message regarding the Mail Connector.

So that we an help you further, I have requested to 'follow' you. Could you please accept this and follow me back?

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Employee
Employee

This week a new patch was made available to address an issue with encoding values in the Google Drive & Spreadsheets Connector.

Please refer to this blog post for more information:

Patch for Qlik Web Connectors November 2017 Release Available

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