Discussion Board for collaboration on QlikView Publisher.
Can Qlikview publisher be used to call external non qlikview programs?
It depends if you have a license for Publisher.
If you do, then download the executable from the QlikView web site... http://global.qlik.com/download
If not, then you can still crate tasks using QlikView Server.
Refer to the QlikView Server Reference Manual for the version you are using for instructions on creating tasks.