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What language is QlikView written in?

Does anyone know what language QlikView is written in - C... C++... something else?

Also is any of the source code available?

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Re: What language is QlikView written in?

QlikView Desktop and QlikView Server service are written in C++. The other services (QlikView Management service, QlikView Distribution service, etc.) are written in C#.

The Ajax client and the Qlik Sense UI are written in Java script and html.

HIC

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khadeer_sparks
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Re: What language is QlikView written in?

QlikView has combination of languages that can be used to manipulate data, VBscripting, SQL Server & C++, are few of languages.

if you have Excel (VBA) Object Orient Programming language and SQL knowledge will be very useful.

For Datamodeling concepts u need some Database concepts on SQL r Oracle n other databases.

For scripting in Macros VBSCRIPT.

AQL(Analytical Query Language)

Some concepts in C++.

I hope there is no need to learn any language to work on Qlikview. All i mentioned are helpful in writing script in qlikview.

Re: What language is QlikView written in?

QlikView Desktop and QlikView Server service are written in C++. The other services (QlikView Management service, QlikView Distribution service, etc.) are written in C#.

The Ajax client and the Qlik Sense UI are written in Java script and html.

HIC

hschultz
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Re: What language is QlikView written in?

Ok, this is not really an answer, but rather a personal opinion.

QV's scripting (LOAD section) complete with debugger etc, bares a striking resemblance to Microsoft NAV's C/Side language.

Both products originate in the same country, and I often though that at one stage or another they were connected.

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Re: What language is QlikView written in?

Thanks Everybody.

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Re: What language is QlikView written in?

No, the QlikView scripting is not connected to the Microsoft NAV's scripting.

Further, the two - or rather three - products did not originate in the same country.

  • QlikTech was founded in Lund, Sweden in 1993
  • Navision was developed by a Danish company, Navision Software A/S.
  • Axapta was developed by a competitor of Navision, another Danish company called Damgaard A/S.

Damgaard and Navision merged in 2000 and shortly after, Microsoft acquired the new company.

HIC

thisisnita
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Re: What language is QlikView written in?

Hi HIC,

you have a wealth of knowledge, no wonder while preparing for Qlikview certification candidate is advised to see your blog.

Kindly also share your opinion, whether the source code for qlikview is available... some API allowed to be modified by individuals.

Regards,

Nita Prasad

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Re: Re: What language is QlikView written in?

HI Nita,

What source code do you need? Remember, QlikView is not open source and I'm not sure what source code you are referring to. Qlik already explosed APIs for custom development.

You have COM API

QlikView Core COM API Guide - Version 11

JavaScript API

QlikView JavaScript API Reference - Version 11

QMS API

QMS API Documentation - Version 11

Good luck!

Cheers,

DV

www.QlikShare.com

Re: Re: What language is QlikView written in?

Deepak Vadithala is absolutely right: QlikView is not open source, so we do not share the source code.

The APIs that Deepak mentions are all there for QlikView 11. For Qlik Sense we have introduced even more APIs, so it should be even easier to integrate with other software.

HIC

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Re: What language is QlikView written in?

Thanks for the info HIC.