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ArturoMuñoz
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What’s Qlik Sense Workbench and what’s for?

Qlik Sense Workbench is a development toolbox used for building solutions with Qlik Sense. It includes JavaScript API libraries used for building Qlik Sense visualizations or for building mashup websites with Qlik Sense content.

Qlik Sense Workbench provides developers with a quick start for creating custom visualizations and mashup websites, including code samples and templates for creating different types of visualizations as well as templates for creating basic mashup websites. Those templates constitute in fact the perfect starting point for your next mashup project.

Qlik Sense Workbench provides three JavaScript APIs for building extensions and mashups. The Extensions API for building visualizations, the Mashups API for building mashups websites, and the Backend API for communicating with the Qlik Sense engine.

How can I access to Workbench?

The good news is Workbench doesn't have a separate installation package, so if you already have Qlik Sense Server or Desktop you have Workbench working.

To launch Qlik Sense Workbench open a web browser and type in the URL https://ServerName/workbench/ . If you are a Qlik Sense Desktop user, make sure it is running and do the following, open a web browser and type in the URL http://localhost:4848/workbench/ et voila!

How does Workbench work?

To reply to that question I leave you with a 5 min video that will walk you through the mashup creation process.

Enjoy!

AMZ

PS: Remember you can find lots of useful videos, howtos and tutorials at the Qlik Youtube channel

Check out a step by step tutorial here:  Creating a webpage based on the Qlik Sense Desktop Mashup API

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Nice!!

How can I find the folder or zip demoSite ?

My url http://localhost:4848/resources/single.html display nothing.

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ArturoMuñoz
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Employee

Make sure Qlik Desktop is running in your machine and then follow the link as in the post. The extensions or mashups are located in C:\Users\username**\Documents\Qlik\Sense\Extensions

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emptyfish
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Contributor III

I believe that you type the following

http://localost:4848/single

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emptyfish
Contributor III
Contributor III

many thanks many thanks for your post Arturo, it was very interesting especially about the three Apis.

i Built a small POC with Meteor.js and used the mashup api but I also wanted to hook into the sense hypercube but I was unable to do it.

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Thank you Dave it is the correct url link.

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ArturoMuñoz
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Employee

Just to make it clear, local host:4848/single will open Single Configurator and not Workbench. If you are interested in single Configurator please check the following post:

How to embed a Qlik Sense chart on your website

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bill_markham
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Is there any formal classroom training covering things like this available ?

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What are the big difference between Workbench and single configurator.

If I want to use charts or fields selections on my Web Site. single configurator is needed ?

In which case I could use workbench ?

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ArturoMuñoz
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Employee

Simplifying it a lot: Single configurator is a zero-code approach to mashups while Qlik Sense Workbench is a development environment for developers to expand Qlik Sense through APIs. Please review the youtube video at the bottom of the blog post

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ArturoMuñoz
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Employee

Bill,

Yes, there is formal training covering this, please check our website: Qlik Sense Courses | Qlik also you may want to contact to your local training office for more detailed information. Training Contacts | Qlik

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