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Licensing question


We are currently on 8.5 and are interested in upgrading to version 9.

Our setup is as follows:

1 Enterprise Server

1 Enterprise Publisher

30 Named Users

We use Publisher heavily. My question is would we need to buy a separate publisher license or would it be given to us as a part of the upgrade process?


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I beleive if you are current on Maintenance payments, you should receive the equivilent V9 functionality at no charge. To confirm, contact your QT sales office or partner.


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I beleive if you are current on Maintenance payments, you should receive the equivilent V9 functionality at no charge. To confirm, contact your QT sales office or partner.



Hi Amit,

I don't know about licensing.

I'm using Personal Edition, Can you explain the relationship between Server, Publisher and named users.

Advance Thanks

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hi saravana,

the difference between the above licenses that you've asked is somewhat easy.

personal edition: when your are using this edition...though it's a full feldge development edition but you cannot share your application( built on your laptop to someone else machine. to view or use you application the other guy has enter a license key.

so in short a personal edition is for your own development purpose and not meant for sharing with other people.

now what is named cals? OK the named cals are the licenses which we give to clients for using the qlikview applications. minimum of 10 named cals are allotted. after when you have allotted the named cals to different desirous members of your company then and only then they can access the qlikview application.

now publisher comes into picture normally when you ask more from your qlikview application. by this I mean the reporting services and all, pdf generation etc.


hi gauravkhare81,

Thanks for your reply.

Can you detail little bit on publisher and server?

May be on,

1. where reports are developed ?

2. where they are deployed ?

3. which handles the user request?

4. which decides the access rights of the user?

are some of them.

Thanks in advance

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Hi Saravana,

Here is some explanation from the Server Reference manual:

QlikView Server
QlikView Server provides a platform for hosting, and sharing QlikView
information over the Internet/Intranet. QlikView Server is tightly integrated
with QlikView to deliver a seamless suite of data analysis technology to end
users. The server component of QlikView Server is the centerpiece of this
technology, supplying a robust, centrally managed, QlikView document
community, connecting multiple users, client types, documents, and objects
within a secure and safe environment.

QlikView Publisher
QlikView Publisher is a member of the QlikView product family that manages
content and access. By presenting your end-users with up-to-date information
and letting you manage your QlikView documents in a powerful way,
QlikView Publisher is a valuable addition to the QlikView suite.
QlikView Publisher distributes data stored in QlikView documents to users
within and outside the organization. By reducing data, each user can be presented
with the information that concerns him/her. The QlikView Publisher
service and user interface are now fully integrated into QlikView Server and
the QlikView Management Console (QMC).

Qlikview Client:

There are multiple clients that can be used to connect to the Qlikview server. There is the windows client, Sun Java client, ActiveX IE plug-in client or the AJAX Zero-footprint client. Nothing apart from the standard web browser is needed for the client.

Both the server and publisher are part of the same install package and are deployed on the server.

For more details, please go to and download the Qlikview Server Reference manual for version 9.0.



Really very useful guidance

Thanks alot Amit