13 Replies Latest reply: Feb 3, 2014 8:56 AM by Magnus Berg RSS

    QDF and Personal Edition

    Mark O'Donovan

      Hi there,

       

      I am currently starting to use QDF at work and all is going well.

       

      I would like to experiment with QDF more at home but cannot open the Variable Editor document because

      I only have the Personal Edition of QlikView desktop.

       

      Are there any plans to make the variable editor available to be opened with a Personal Edition license ?

       

      Thanks

       

      Mark

       

      http://www.markodonovan.com

        • Re: QDF and Personal Edition
          Michael Tarallo

          Good question Mark - technically QDF concepts are to work with the source and user document directory structures on a QlikView Server / Publisher installation - so I don't see the reason as to be used with Personal edition alone. QDF practices are also really recommended for large deployments that need a method of managing QlikView applications. Personal edition is really to explore QlikView and develop apps for one's own need. Beyond that a license would need to be purchased. Please note that this restriction is not because of the QDF tools (Variable Editor) - it is built into the QlikView application (desktop) itself. If I created any simple QV with my personal editions or paid for edition, I can only share with other licenses QV individuals. I believe there is a limit on how many QVs can be opened from others before it prevents it all together, Hope this helps. I will mentioned Magnus Berg to chime in - if he sees fit.

           

          Thanks for your question.

           

          Mike Tarallo

          Sr. Product Marketing Manager

          QlikView and QlikView Expressor

          • Re: QDF and Personal Edition
            Magnus Berg

            Thanks for your feedback Mark. I will check out if we could incorporate an embedded license into Variable Editor so it will open with Personal Edition.

            Cheers

            • Re: QDF and Personal Edition
              Magnus Berg

              Hi Again Mark,

              please validate this version of Variable Editor that incorporates an embedded license.

              If this works fine I will replace the deploy tool.

              Cheers

              • Re: QDF and Personal Edition
                Mark O'Donovan

                Hi there,

                 

                Just to let you know we are now using QDF in development, test and production.

                 

                Thanks

                 

                Mark

                  • Re: QDF and Personal Edition
                    Magnus Berg

                    Cool!

                    Do you have any good or bad feedback on the implementation and environment?

                    The new Variable Editor is attached to this discussion.

                    Cheers

                    Magnus

                      • Re: QDF and Personal Edition
                        Mark O'Donovan

                        Thanks Magnus,

                         

                        I did not see the attached when I was looking at the reply in my inbox.

                         

                        So far everything is going well and I am just changing one document at a time to using QDF.

                         

                        I love having a more standard way of deploying qlikview apps and being able to easily create separate projects whereas before we just had folders for qvw\qlikview loader documents in each environment (dev,test or live).

                         

                        All our live documents should be changed to use QDF by the end of next week as I need to show another qlikview developer how to use QDF first.

                         

                        Hope you have a great weekend and I'll let you know how I get on.

                         

                        Thanks

                         

                        Mark

                         

                         

                        http://www.markodonovan.com

                          • Re: QDF and Personal Edition
                            Srikanth P

                            Hi Mark, We are also willing to implement the QDF in our environment and can you please share the any documentation for start up.

                             

                            Thanks ...

                              • Re: QDF and Personal Edition
                                Mark O'Donovan

                                Hi Dathu.qv,

                                 

                                I found the best way to get started with QDF was to watch the videos in the QDF group and create a test deployment.

                                 

                                I moved all the QVD loaders into the QDF framework first.

                                 

                                Because we moved 1 document at a time into QDF we had to make sure that any QVDs that were being generated in the QDF shared folders were also available to documents in the old folder structure. 

                                 

                                For this reason we left the QVD loader documents in both the QDF folders and old folder structure until all the documents that required the QVDs were moved into QDF.   

                                 

                                So far I have just used shared variables\connections. 

                                I have also tested the script to create calendar tables which will be very useful.

                                 

                                In the next week I will be training up another QlikView developer on how to use QDF so we can start using the remaining qlikview documents with QDF.

                                 

                                Thanks

                                 

                                Mark

                                 

                                http://www.techstuffy.com

                                • Re: QDF and Personal Edition

                                  dathu.qv,

                                   

                                  I started up the same way as markodonovan, which worked great for me.  What really makes the implementation easy is that you don't have to switch everything over at once.  You can gradually migrate your loaders and reports over time with little downtime.

                          • Re: QDF and Personal Edition
                            Magnus Berg

                            Hi, the new QDF Version 1.3.1 incorporates Variable Editor that include an embedded license.

                            Cheers

                            • Re: QDF and Personal Edition
                              Magnus Berg

                              Hi Everyone, the embedded license used earlier was only valid until Jan-31 2014.

                              The latest release of QDF (updated today) have a later license valid until 2015.

                              Best Regards

                              Magnus