4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 29, 2010 11:40 AM by Monika Krupa RSS

    Usage vs Session Cals

      Could someone explain the difference between Usage and Session Cals? I have read the definitions from the Qvs Reference manual and it is still unclear.

      Session CAL - Each Session CAL allows one user to access one QlikView document, i.e. to have one session at a time. Anonymous users are allowed, no identification of the client user is necessary.

      Does the definition of Session CAL mean this? If I have one Session CAL and setup a dashboard on IE using the QVPlug-in, I can have one Anonymous user access that dashboard at at time. If I have two Session CALs then two Anonymous users can access the same dashboard at the same time.

      Usage CAL - Each Usage CAL gives the right to initiate one session (single document) per running 28-day period. The session may last a maximum of one hour. Any activity after the first hour has expired will count as a new session (albeit without visible interruption). No identification of the client user is necessary

      Usage CALs definition is unclear. Any additional information would be much appreciated

        • Usage vs Session Cals
          Johannes Sunden

          Imagine the CALs as bus tickets. The session cal is a ticket that's valid always for the person carrying it and after that person gets off it can be handed to any other person, however, it can only be carried by one person at a time.

          The usage CALs are instead a pile of single tickets for the bus. These can be assigned to whoever and grant that person an hour on the bus. If the trip is longer it requires a second ticket. The tickets are renewed on a monthly basis but the renewal is a steady increase and not all at the same time. So if you have 28 usage cals the renewal for each cal is 1/28th of a CAL a day meaning that with 28 CALs one usage CAL per day will be renewed. Seems I drifted away from the bus metaphor but I hope you get the picture.


          • Usage vs Session Cals
            Michael Reese

            A Usage CAL is more limited. It's only good for an hour over a 28 day period. This is probably for demo purposes or assuming it is a much lower cost, it may be an effective solution fo clients who intend on spending very little time in the application.

            For isntance, if you have ten usage CALs, you can access the QVW for a total of ten hours over 28 days. It could be one 10 hour session or ten 1 hour sessions. But either way, once ten hours is used up, you have to wait until next month to use the server again.

            • Usage vs Session Cals



              do you know maybe is it possible to create object with Usage or Session CALs by thin client and collaborate it?