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Supported Editor Extensions

jheasley
Luminary Alumni
Luminary Alumni

Supported Editor Extensions

Many Qlik developers use external code editing platforms (Notepad++,Atom, and Visual Studio Code).  There should be supported language and syntax packs for external editors, provided by Qlik.  Since these rules and definitions are already built somewhere in the source code for the internal editor, they should be ported for other editing platforms. 

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mountaindude
Luminary Alumni
Luminary Alumni

Agree.

Ideally also including a way to do an on-demand syntax check on scripts. I would love to have a CI/CD workflow that verifies the correctness (from a syntax point of view) of the code before deploying it. This would enable workflows that are pretty much the same as the workflows used by "regular" (non-qlik) developers out there, of which there are millions and millions.

My point is: If a way of working as proven effective by lots of people over many years, why shouldn't we Qlik developers also use it? Right now it's possible to do bits and pieces, but it's hard to set up a complete, good and modern developer process for Qlik scripting.

Carl_Hunter
Partner
Partner

+1 from me. The internal script editor within Qlik Sense isn't great. Making it easier to use external IDEs would be great. 

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.

Fyi, Matt Fryer keeps a definition file for Notepad++ here:

https://github.com/MattFryer/Qlik-Notepad-plus-plus/releases/tag/v2.6

Thanks,

Patric

 

 

 

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