6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 3, 2010 7:01 AM by Saravana Prabhu Paramaramaraj RSS

    Licensing question

    Amit Deshpande


      We are currently on 8.5 and are interested in upgrading to version 9.

      Our setup is as follows:


      1 Enterprise Server

      1 Enterprise Publisher

      30 Named Users


      We use Publisher heavily. My question is would we need to buy a separate publisher license or would it be given to us as a part of the upgrade process?



        • Licensing question
          Rob Wunderlich

          I beleive if you are current on Maintenance payments, you should receive the equivilent V9 functionality at no charge. To confirm, contact your QT sales office or partner.


          • Licensing question
            Saravana Prabhu Paramaramaraj

            Hi Amit,

            I don't know about licensing.

            I'm using Personal Edition, Can you explain the relationship between Server, Publisher and named users.

            Advance Thanks

              • Licensing question

                hi saravana,

                the difference between the above licenses that you've asked is somewhat easy.

                personal edition: when your are using this edition...though it's a full feldge development edition but you cannot share your application( built on your laptop to someone else machine. to view or use you application the other guy has enter a license key.

                so in short a personal edition is for your own development purpose and not meant for sharing with other people.

                now what is named cals? OK the named cals are the licenses which we give to clients for using the qlikview applications. minimum of 10 named cals are allotted. after when you have allotted the named cals to different desirous members of your company then and only then they can access the qlikview application.

                now publisher comes into picture normally when you ask more from your qlikview application. by this I mean the reporting services and all, pdf generation etc.

                  • Licensing question
                    Saravana Prabhu Paramaramaraj

                    hi gauravkhare81,

                    Thanks for your reply.

                    Can you detail little bit on publisher and server?

                    May be on,

                    1. where reports are developed ?

                    2. where they are deployed ?

                    3. which handles the user request?

                    4. which decides the access rights of the user?

                    are some of them.

                    Thanks in advance

                      • Licensing question
                        Amit Deshpande

                        Hi Saravana,

                        Here is some explanation from the Server Reference manual:

                        QlikView Server
                        QlikView Server provides a platform for hosting, and sharing QlikView
                        information over the Internet/Intranet. QlikView Server is tightly integrated
                        with QlikView to deliver a seamless suite of data analysis technology to end
                        users. The server component of QlikView Server is the centerpiece of this
                        technology, supplying a robust, centrally managed, QlikView document
                        community, connecting multiple users, client types, documents, and objects
                        within a secure and safe environment.

                        QlikView Publisher
                        QlikView Publisher is a member of the QlikView product family that manages
                        content and access. By presenting your end-users with up-to-date information
                        and letting you manage your QlikView documents in a powerful way,
                        QlikView Publisher is a valuable addition to the QlikView suite.
                        QlikView Publisher distributes data stored in QlikView documents to users
                        within and outside the organization. By reducing data, each user can be presented
                        with the information that concerns him/her. The QlikView Publisher
                        service and user interface are now fully integrated into QlikView Server and
                        the QlikView Management Console (QMC).

                        Qlikview Client:

                        There are multiple clients that can be used to connect to the Qlikview server. There is the windows client, Sun Java client, ActiveX IE plug-in client or the AJAX Zero-footprint client. Nothing apart from the standard web browser is needed for the client.


                        Both the server and publisher are part of the same install package and are deployed on the server.


                        For more details, please go to http://global.qlik.com/download/ and download the Qlikview Server Reference manual for version 9.0.