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QlikView apps in Qlik Sense

You can upload and access QlikView apps to the Qlik Sense cloud hub. You can also share QlikView apps with other users by publishing them in spaces.

QlikView apps are compatible with Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS. QlikView users that want to use QlikView apps in a cloud environment must have a unified license. The unified license became available with the April 2019 releases of QlikView and Qlik Sense.

For more information on licensing for QlikView, see Licensing QlikView.

You can add QlikView apps to the cloud hub in the following ways:

Note: In Qlik Sense Business, you can only upload QlikView documents.

Publishing QlikView apps and links

QlikView apps have the same purpose as Qlik Sense apps, but have a different interface and different available features. In the cloud environment, QlikView apps are view-only. You can explore the visualizations in the app, but you cannot edit the app or add your own sheets to the app. You can share QlikView apps with other users by adding them to managed and shared spaces.

Cloud hub members with administrators rights for a QlikView Server environment can distribute QlikView documents, and links to documents, to the cloud hub. QlikView documents open directly in the cloud hub.

You can publish documents and links in Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS.

Links that are published in the cloud hub redirect you outside the cloud environment, into the QlikView AccessPoint where the QlikView document is opened. The user must be able to access the QlikView Server.

Publish QlikView documents and links in a Qlik Sense cloud hub

Cloud hub members can also upload QlikView apps to personal spaces in the cloud hub, and publish them in managed or shared spaces. To learn how to upload a QlikView app in the cloud hub, see Uploading and sharing a QlikView app in the Qlik Sense cloud hub.

QlikView apps and QlikView documents

In a QlikView environment, QlikView files are called documents and are in .qvw format. In a cloud environment QlikView files are called apps and are in .qvf format. When a QlikView document is uploaded to the cloud hub, the file is automatically converted from .qvw to .qvf to make it compatible with the cloud environment. Documents converted from .qvw to .qvf cannot be converted back.

Converting a QlikView document into a QlikView app allows cloud hub members to open and interact with the QlikView content in the cloud environment. This conversion, however, brings some feature limitations. To learn more about QlikView app supported and unsupported functionality, see: Working with QlikView apps in the cloud hub

Uploading and sharing a QlikView app in the Qlik Sense cloud hub

You can manually upload a QlikView file (.qvw) to the Qlik Sense cloud hub from the QlikView publisher folder or any other preferred location in your Windows environment. Once uploaded, the app resides in your personal space. You can then share it to shared spaces, and publish it to manage spaces for which you have “Can publish” permission.

  1. Select a QlikView file (.qvw) that you want to upload in the Qlik Sense cloud hub.
  2. Tip: QlikView files can be uploaded from any local or remote location. If you are uploading a QlikView file from the publisher folder in a QlikView Server environment, it is good practice to first reload the file from the QlikView Management Console, to make sure it is updated to the latest version.
  3. In the cloud hub, upload the QlikView file to your personal space. In the top-right corner, click the Add new button and then select Upload app from the drop-down menu.

  4. Share the QlikView app with other cloud hub members by publishing it in managed spaces or by sharing it in shared spaces.
    • Choose one or more managed spaces where you want to publish the QlikView app. Managed spaces are created by the tenant administrator.
      For detailed documentation, see Working in managed spaces
    • Choose a shared space where you want to share the QlikView app. For detailed documentation, see Working in shared spaces.

Working with QlikView apps in the cloud hub

From the cloud hub, you can interact with QlikView apps in the same way as Qlik Sense apps. QlikView apps can be added to collections. Unlike Qlik Sense apps, QlikView apps in the cloud hub are view only. QlikView apps can be shared with other users using shared spaces. Community or shared content cannot be added to them by other users.

Each app in the cloud hub displays the app name, description, owner, and the modification date. You can click on the app to open it. You can click More to view more options for the app including:

  • Details

    Details provides an overview of app information. It shows the dates of app creation, and last modification. Details also shows the tags applied to the app and who can access the app. You can also view the managed spaces to which the app has been published.

  • Publish

    You can publish apps from a personal or shared space. You must have Can publish permission in the managed spaces to which you are publishing.

    Publishing apps

  • Edit

    You can change the app name, description, tags, and space.

    Editing app details

  • Delete

    You can delete any app you own in the cloud hub. If you have permission in a space, you can also delete the app from the space.

    Deleting apps

  • Open app in IE plugin

    Only available from Microsoft Edge in IE mode.

    The QlikView IE Plug-in installation file is downloaded from the Qlik Download Site, see Downloads.

    The QlikView IE Plug-in is an application installed to your Microsoft Edge. If the plug-in has been installed, it opens the app in the plug-in, and displays the content of the QlikView app in as close a format as possible to the original qvw file.

    The URL of your tenant must be added as a trusted site in Microsoft Edge (Internet Options > Security). You can omit the https:// part of the URL and enable the Display mixed content setting found in the Custom Level... settings for Trusted Sites.

    For more information, see support article QlikView on Qlik Cloud Services: open documents using the IE-plugin via Edge Chromium.

You cannot reload QlikView apps in the cloud hub. For apps that were uploaded manually to the cloud hub, you can upload the app again with the updated data.

Supported functionality

Here is a list of supported actions when opening a QlikView app in the cloud hub. Standard usage with all objects and all expressions is supported.

  • Select, Select possible, Select excluded, Select all
  • Section access
  • Actions and triggers
  • Back, forward
  • Pivot
  • Sorting
  • Drill-down
  • Search
  • Lock
  • Switching sheets
  • Detach, Attach
  • Minimize, Maximize
  • Clear, Clear All, Clear other fields
  • Set reference
  • Alternate states
  • Set analysis
  • Document chaining

  • Document Bookmarks
  • Server Bookmarks (create, delete, share, mail as link)

    Permissions to use server bookmarks in QlikView apps in spaces are the same as for private Qlik Sense bookmarks.

    For information about permissions, see Managing permissions in shared spaces and Managing permissions in managed spaces.

  • Repository (read-only)

    Supported for bookmarks only.

  • Accessibility and GeoAnalytics extensions
  • Print (HTML)
  • Export Data capability is supported using the Download option.

    The results may differ from the traditional QlikView Send to Excel.

Unsupported functionality

Here is the list of currently unsupported actions:

  • Only Analyzer and Professional license types can access QlikView apps in a cloud environment.
  • Functions based on Shared file persistence in Windows are not supported. For example: Server objects, create new app, add sheet, new sheet objects. Server bookmarks can be migrated from your on-premise QlikView installation to QlikView app in the cloud hub.
  • You cannot download QlikView apps from the cloud hub.
  • You cannot reload QlikView apps in the cloud hub.
  • You cannot download data from QlikView documents with Triggers.

  • QlikView apps in a cloud environment are read-only. Script features are not available.
  • AJAX client and IE Plugin are supported, but the following are not: Open in Server, and Small device version (Mobile Clients - Small device and Mobile app).

  • It is not possible to replace an existing app with a new upload. With each new upload a new copy of the app is added and the previous one is not removed even if the two apps have the same name.
  • Notes
  • Input fields
  • Last document state
  • Session collaboration
  • Macros
  • Alerts
  • Reports (PDF) and On-Demand printing (Qlik NPrinting) are not supported.
  • Copy only works in the IE Plugin.

  • Share Object
  • Reload, both full or partial
  • Repository (read-only)

    Supported for bookmarks only.

  • Properties (read-only)
  • Advanced Analytics (Server-side extensions)
  • Direct Discovery
  • Dynamic update
  • Export, Send to Excel
  • Accessibility and GeoAnalytics extensions are supported but no other Client-side Extensions (third-party extensions)

  • Bundling (mostly used for pictures)
  • Multiple languages are supported, but language management is different from QlikView AccessPoint, see Changing language in Qlik Sense.