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Henri_Rufin
Luminary
Luminary

Sheet thumbnail

Before publishing an app, I always make sure each sheet has a thumbnail that looks like the corresponding sheet. It would be great if we had a feature that would help us capture right away the screen into the thumbnail without having to use external tools to do so.

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martingries
Luminary Alumni
Luminary Alumni

Hi Henri,

Yeeesss. Can I press 100 times the like button for this idea? 😉

I asked for this function at our last Luminary Meet-Up in Lund...

It's very time consuming and for our users really a good "insight".

Hope that Qlik will manage this...

 

BR

Martin

AndrewMcIlwrick
Luminary Alumni
Luminary Alumni

100% agree

mountaindude
Luminary Alumni
Luminary Alumni

+1, that would be awesome.

 

Lacking this feature, a few years ago I created a tool that at least makes it easier to upload entire collections of good icons, formatted (wrt size, aspect ratio, color) to look good as thumbnails. 
Not the same as a mini-view of the actual sheet, but none the less useful at times.

When I tried this tool a few weeks ago it seems one of its dependencies was broken, so I worked around it. Haven't gotten around to document it/update the git repo tho, sorry.. But ping me if you get stuck and I'll try to help out short term at least.

Open source of course: https://github.com/ptarmiganlabs/butler-icon-upload

Carl_Hunter
Partner
Partner

+1 from me, this would be great!

AlexPolorotov
Partner
Partner

+1  

By the way, we did it in our Chrome extension called Gitoqlik. You could use it.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6NAvV3iKjs 

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Henri_Rufin
Luminary
Luminary

Yes I heard about this one but it is not meant to be free in the long run right? Plus I think this really needs to be a standard feature. It’s not difficult to make. As a matter of fact I think the thumbnail should show the sheet as it is by default unless something is being uploaded in its place.

AlexPolorotov
Partner
Partner

@Henri_Rufin 

Gitoqlik free for individuals. 
For teams, it will be a freemium model with team onboarding and some features.

Thumbnail assistant will be free for all.  So, you could use it without any concerns 😀

Patric_Nordstrom
Employee
Employee

Thank you for your feedback on ways to improve our product. While this is something we understand would be useful, it's not on the short-term roadmap. Please continue to show your support for this idea.

I agree that thumbnail are helpful, I would say it's always better to spend 3 mins and make a specific thumbnail. A screenshot of the whole page usually gets too crowded.

Thanks,

Patric

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AndrewMcIlwrick
Luminary Alumni
Luminary Alumni

In my own opinion manually created thumbnail copies are not the best solution.

Today I was working with a relatively new customer on this very topic.

The ability to set an app property to automatically set the sheet thumbnail images would be a massive advantage. Capturing screens and uploading media is almost immediately out of date in a fast changing application ( which after all is the whole point of Qlik Sense ).

So provide a user toggle - Auto On / Off ?

simonaubert
Partner
Partner

Hello,

Competitors allows an automatic creation of the thumbnail. It seems like a really standard feature.

Best regards,

Simon