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Anyway to automate unused CALS cleanup?

We have 700 CALS but we always run out of it and have the constant pain of manually reclaiming unused CALS from documents.

Is there any way to automatically reclaim unused licenses?

Based on our distribution model 20 qvw's get distributed into 400 and CALS assigned to each of them, it is a pain to click through each of the 400 and reclaim manually, is there any way to automate this to determine all users who have not used their documents for the last 90 days and automatically reclaim their licenses?

Any assistance is appreciated.

Thanks!

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Re: Anyway to automate unused CALS cleanup?

Hi Biju,

The QlikView Power Tools has a User Manager app which could potentially be used to accomplish your task. You do need to be cognizant of the Qlik license agreement around Named User CALs:
Any CAL used by an identified user may not be transferred to another user, unless the transfer is due to a change in the employment status or work duties of the prior user, in which case there is a 24-hour quarantine* before the CAL be transferred to another user.

*In QlikView 11.20 SR16 and above the quarantine period is now seven days.

Hope this helps,

Chip

Sr. Technical Support Engineer with Qlik Support
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Employee
Employee

Re: Anyway to automate unused CALS cleanup?

Hi Biju,

The QlikView Power Tools has a User Manager app which could potentially be used to accomplish your task. You do need to be cognizant of the Qlik license agreement around Named User CALs:
Any CAL used by an identified user may not be transferred to another user, unless the transfer is due to a change in the employment status or work duties of the prior user, in which case there is a 24-hour quarantine* before the CAL be transferred to another user.

*In QlikView 11.20 SR16 and above the quarantine period is now seven days.

Hope this helps,

Chip

Sr. Technical Support Engineer with Qlik Support
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Re: Anyway to automate unused CALS cleanup?

This is perfect, thanks a lot Chip!

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