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johnhorneramllp
New Contributor III

QlikView 9 PDF Report Distributor

In QlikView 9 we can now publish QlikView Reports to pdf and have them looped and reduced and emailed to the QlikView user community which is a long awaited new feature. Does anybody know definitively whether we can distribute these pdf reports to non-QlikView users / license holders...in other words they would simply consume the pdf report attached to their email but never logon to the QlikView Server. I am assuming that this can be done but would like to know for sure.

Regards

John H

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QlikView 9 PDF Report Distributor

You can distribute to anyone or anywhere. The document is a standard PDF. It has static content only. There is no connection made to the QV server when the PDF is opened.

-Rob

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QlikView 9 PDF Report Distributor

You can distribute to anyone or anywhere. The document is a standard PDF. It has static content only. There is no connection made to the QV server when the PDF is opened.

-Rob

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QlikView 9 PDF Report Distributor

Im trying to develop an application that need to meet similar requirements. Have you already tried using this feature? I just have some questions which are quite unclear to me.

Will it be able to handle a scheduled automatic sending of email report attachment (pdf) to a limited number of external Users (Not all users)

i.e., Given there will be another system that maintains the User accounts with the information of email and status if the user has to be sent an email attachment, can this information be used by Qlikview when sending out the PDF Report Attachments - as well as reduce the data depending on the user type (defined by a Group where user belongs)?

Example:

USER

EMAIL

GROUP

Send Email PDF Attachment

JPL

jpl@xyz.com

Regional Director

N

USR1

user@xyz.com

Country Manager

N

USR2

usr2@xyz.com

Store Mgr

Y

If there will be a web page outside Qlikview that will allow users to download generated static PDF reports, how can the generation of static reports be integrated with Qlikview? Is this also covered by the PDF Distributor?

I would appreciate your help sir. Thanks in advance.



Employee
Employee

QlikView 9 PDF Report Distributor

Please not this is an addon feature to Publisher. You pay for the licenses to distribute the PDF and so you have purchased the license for the users that will get the PDF.

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QlikView 9 PDF Report Distributor

Thanks for noting that. Does that mean 1 user cal for every email recipient? Given we have the license for the pdf distributor, will it be able to handle the tasks mentioned above?

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QlikView 9 PDF Report Distributor

Can any one please guide me pdf report distributor steps...

danielrozental
Honored Contributor II

QlikView 9 PDF Report Distributor

I believe you can only distribute files to AD users but they don't need to have an assigned CAL.

QlikView 9 PDF Report Distributor

It's correct that you can only email to usernames that are in your directory (AD if that's what you're using). But the email address associated with that "user" can be an mail group that contains email addresses outside your domain.

-Rob

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QlikView 9 PDF Report Distributor

Thanks Rob,

Incase if we are not using Active directory . The functionality is not applicable.Please correct me if i am wrong.

danielrozental
Honored Contributor II

QlikView 9 PDF Report Distributor

No, as Rob says, you can use it with other directory services or even with QlikView custom users.

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