What is Qlik NPrinting?

Qlik NPrinting is the reporting platform for QlikView and Qlik Sense. Qlik NPrinting lets you create reports from your QlikView documents and Qlik Sense apps, and distribute them automatically in a range of standard formats.

Qlik NPrinting has a responsive web interface both for administrative tasks and for end users. A centralized distribution system simplifies and expedites scheduled, managed report generation and distribution. Users have access to a complete set of reports, and they can subscribe to reports from a web interface on a computer or a mobile device.

With Qlik NPrinting you can share knowledge and analyze data across your organization and beyond.

This generation of the Qlik NPrinting product line offers the following new capabilities:

  • Scheduled and one-time distribution of reports to the Qlik Sense hub.
  • Web based architecture: Server-based client for configuring, scheduling, and distributing reports.
  • Online subscription hub: Online portal for users to view, download, and subscribe to available reports. The hub supports storage of report archives.
  • Roles-based security at the app level for administrators, developers, and recipients is at the object level and supports multiple roles per user.
  • Enterprise scalability and security: Multi-engine enterprise scalability, and enhanced governance and security.
  • Full Microsoft Office integration allows you to build report templates in the native Office interface.

How does Qlik NPrinting work?

Qlik NPrinting generates reports that are based on templates created by you, or based on QlikView and Qlik Sense entities. You can deliver reports at scheduled times or when they are requested by individual users. Final reports are static files that contain copies of the original QlikView and Qlik Sense data as it was at the time the report was generated.

Qlik NPrinting can distribute the workload across multiple multi-threaded engines to ensure high availability and fast performance. All meta-data is saved in a database system that makes it easy to manage backups, and allows multiple developers to work concurrently.

Qlik NPrinting NewsStand

The NewsStand web portal is the main repository where users have access to all their authorized reports, can view old versions of reports, and request that new reports be generated at their convenience. You can visualize any version of a report, and download reports in any of the available formats. You can also create custom schedules for report updates.

Qlik NPrinting apps

Qlik NPrinting apps allow you to organize the entities that you create, such as filters or reports. Qlik NPrinting apps help you deploy your reporting solution quickly and thereafter incur minimal maintenance cost.

Collaboration and mobility

The Qlik NPrinting repository is stored in a database so that multiple developers can work on your reporting system at the same time. The web interface is responsive, so users can open their reports on mobile devices as well as desktop computers. You can embed HTML reports into emails, so that recipients can make data-based decisions directly by reading an email, even on a mobile device.

Deploying Qlik NPrinting

There are three components of Qlik NPrinting to deploy:

  • Qlik NPrinting Server
  • Qlik NPrinting Engine
  • Qlik NPrinting Designer

Qlik NPrinting Server

This Qlik NPrinting Server is the central node in your reporting system. It is composed of the scheduler, the web engine, and the repository. In addition to these functions, you use the server to manage user administration and security, and all other server-side tasks.

The Qlik NPrinting Server also coordinates multiple reporting engines installed on different nodes to distribute the workload and to create a high availability environment.

Qlik NPrinting Engine

The Qlik NPrinting Engine creates reports based on information from the scheduler. At least one engine must be installed. You can install additional engines on other computers to increase the workload capacity and the availability of your reporting system.

Qlik NPrinting Designer

The Qlik NPrinting Designer is Windows-based software that is installed only on the computers of developers who need to author template based reports. The designer is used to create and modify templates. You can launch it only from the Qlik NPrinting web interface.

Administering and managing a Qlik NPrinting site

With Qlik NPrinting's web interface, you can configure, manage, and monitor your reporting system in an easy and intuitive way. You can manage engines, check their status, create and schedule new reports, manage users and security roles, connect to QlikView documents, and many other activities.

Qlik NPrinting main features

This table compares the main features of Qlik NPrinting 17 and newer with Qlik NPrinting 16. Features that are not currently available will be available in future releases.

Qlik NPrinting version comparisons
Product Capability Qlik NPrinting 16 Qlik NPrinting 17 and newer


Verbose logs


Microsoft Office reporting


Microsoft Office macros and related file formats (.xlsm) Yes


Pixel perfect and web reporting Yes Yes
Centralized distribution Yes Yes
On-demand reporting Yes Yes
APIs No Yes
Web based architecture No Yes
Online subscription hub No Yes
Multi-document reports Yes Yes
Enterprise scalability No Yes
Roles based security No Yes
Section access No Yes
Reports with read and write password Yes Yes
Pretty good privacy (PGP) encryption Yes No
Send to printer Yes No
Print as PDF Yes Yes
Multi-developer environment No Yes
Recipient imports from Excel Yes Yes
Recipient import wizard Yes No
Conditional reporting Yes Yes
Dynamic Report Naming Yes Yes
FTP Support Yes No
Cycling reports (creates files for every value of dimensions) Yes Yes
HTML embedded reports Yes Yes
Clone reports Yes Yes
Variables in email messages Yes Yes
Cycled pages in multiple slides Yes Yes
Variable filter Yes No
Bookmark filter Yes No
Object filters Yes Yes
Clear all selections Yes No
Select excluded Yes No
Linked fields Yes No
Load template Yes


Test task Yes


Task failure notifications Yes