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What is Qlik NPrinting?

Qlik NPrinting is a reporting platform that lets you create reports using your QlikView and Qlik Sense data, and then distribute them automatically in a range of standard formats.


Qlik NPrinting has a responsive web interface for administrative tasks and report design. A centralized distribution system simplifies scheduled report generation and distribution. Users can access and subscribe to a complete set of reports. You can share knowledge and analyze data across your organization and beyond.

Qlik NPrinting offers:

  • Scheduled and one-time distribution of reports to the Qlik Sense hub.
  • Server-based client for configuring, scheduling, and distributing reports.
  • Online subscription portal for users to view, download, archive, and subscribe to available reports.
  • Roles-based security at the app level for administrators, developers, and recipients.
  • Enterprise scalability and security: Multi-engine enterprise scalability, and enhanced governance and security.
  • Full Microsoft Office integration.

How does Qlik NPrinting work?

Qlik NPrinting generates reports based on templates created by you, or 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 metadata is saved in a database system that makes it easy to manage backups, and allows multiple developers to work concurrently.

Qlik NPrinting apps

Qlik NPrinting apps contain the entities that you create, such as filters, connections, or reports.

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 recipients 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.


The NewsStand web portal is the main repository where recipients access their authorized reports. They can view old versions of reports, and request that new reports be generated at their convenience. They can download reports in any of the available formats and create custom schedules for report updates.

Deploying Qlik NPrinting

There are three components to deploy:

  • Qlik NPrinting Server: the central node in your reporting system. It is composed of the scheduler, the web engine, and the repository. The server manages user administration, security, and all other server-side tasks. It also also coordinates multiple reporting engines installed on different nodes to distribute the workload.
  • 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: Windows-based software that is only installed on the computers of developers who create and modify reports. You can launch it from the Qlik NPrinting web console.

Administering and managing a Qlik NPrinting site

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, and many other activities.

Features and version differences

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
APIs No Yes
Bookmark filter Yes No
Centralized distribution Yes Yes
Clear all selections Yes No
Clone reports Yes Yes
Conditional reporting Yes Yes
Cycled pages in multiple slides Yes Yes
Cycling reports (creates files for every value of dimensions) Yes Yes
Dynamic Report Naming Yes Yes
Enterprise scalability No Yes
FTP Support Yes No
HTML embedded reports Yes Yes
Linked fields Yes No
Load template Yes




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


Microsoft Office reporting


Multi-developer environment No Yes
Multi-document reports Yes Yes
Object filters Yes Yes
On-demand reporting Yes Yes
Online subscription hub No Yes
Pixel perfect and web reporting Yes Yes
Pretty good privacy (PGP) encryption Yes No
Print as PDF Yes Yes
Recipient import wizard Yes No
Recipient imports from Excel Yes Yes
Reports with read and write password Yes Yes
Roles based security No Yes
Section access No Yes
Select excluded Yes No
Send to printer Yes No
Task failure notifications Yes


Test task Yes


Variable filter Yes No
Variables in email messages Yes Yes
Verbose logs


Web based architecture No Yes