56 Replies Latest reply: May 24, 2017 6:08 AM by Kaushal Kaushik RSS

    Playing with Extensions in Sense

    Michael Tarallo

      As you know, extensions provide additional functionality that extend the capability of many products. QlikView has this capability, so it only makes sense to have it in Qlik Sense too - no pun intended.

       

      I'd like to point out that Extensions are not limited to just visualizations. You can implement other types of functionality, including those available from the Qlik Sense API. (This will become more relative when the Qlik Sense Server is released later this year. See the ToolBar extension to see a simple example of this.)

       

      If you want to check out the current example extensions that are available with Sense you can perform the following steps:

       

      1. Go to C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Qlik\Examples\Extensions
      2. Copy the complete folder of the extension you want to C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Qlik\Sense\Extensions
      3. Restart Desktop

       

      So for example - if you want to use the PeopleChart:

       

      Take the complete folder from C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Qlik\Examples\Extensions

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      Copy to it to:

       

      C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Qlik\Sense\Extensions

       

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      After Desktop starts, go to the design interface in an app:

       

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      Use as you would by adding measures and dimensions

       

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      Enjoy!