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Qlik Sense Upgrade Guide - Step-by-Step plus common issues and tips included

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Qlik Sense Upgrade Guide - Step-by-Step plus common issues and tips included


These instructions will walk you through the upgrade process step-by-step and include best practices and tips and tricks to provide a comprehensive guide. 


Checklist before performing a Qlik Sense upgrade: 

  • Read the release notes and review the system requirements for the Qlik Sense version you intend to upgrade to. 
  • Create an upgrade plan including testing and maintenance windows 
  • Draw up a rollback plan in case of unexpected results
  • Test! Prior to any upgrade, validate the new version in a test environment mirroring the production environment
    • Validate Qlik Sense Apps and their visualizations: Do they still behave as expected?
    • Tasks: Do Apps reload and build as expected?
    • APIs: Are API calls still functioning as expected?
    • Extensions: Verify installed extensions
    • Customizations: Validate that customizations such as third party authentication modules work as expected.
  • Back up (Backing up a Qlik Sense Site):
    • The Repository Database
    • Certificates
    • Your Qlik Sense Shared folders storing Apps as well as QVD file locations


Content of video below and the pdf Guide attached to this article:

  • Updating Qlik Sense (what are patches)
  • Upgrade and centralized logging
  • Preparing to Upgrade Qlik Sense
  • Upgrading Qlik Sense
  • Upgrading Qlik Sense after uninstalling Qlik Sense

For general information about your Qlik Sense deployment or what's new in each individual version, consult Qlik Help Site for your respective version: Guides for Administrators.


  • Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows



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Specialist II
Specialist II

Excelent post @Andre_Sostizzo , thank you! i'll share it  because it has relevant information for qlik admins and users!

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