CAL stands for Client Access License, and offers different license types depending on the user type and what the user is intending to do.
For example, a Named User CAL is used as a dedicated user license, which means one user has the privilege to see/open as many documents as he/she likes. This license can also be used for the local QlikView Desktop client for development of applications. This is our highest form of license.
We then also have Document CALs which entitle one user access to one document. These are the cheapest in the License model, and users often have more of these. These can be used as a pool of licenses when others such as Named User, Session or Usage CALs are taken.
We then also have Session CALs which are intended for a user to have a license for his session where he can open any document. Once he has left QlikView server, I believe his session is over, and the license is returned to the available pool.
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CAL Stand for "Client Access License", its a license key, which you assign to user or document to open and see document.
There are 4 types of CAL in qlikview
Client Access License (CAL) type:
“User” = Named User CAL, (assign to user or Computer, so user can open any number of documents)
“Session” = Session CAL (its session based, sharing session for some defined time)
“Usage” = Usage CAL (calculated as use browse)
“Document” = Document CAL ( assigned to document)
There are different prices for each CAL you can see the server reference manual for detail.
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