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QlikView converter

The QlikView converter is a tool to support converting QlikView documents (QVW files) to Qlik Sense apps. Use the tool to move some of the value developed in QlikView documents to a Qlik Sense app.

The converter tool can be used in the Dev Hub in Qlik Sense Enterprise and Qlik Sense Desktop.

Launching the QlikView converter

Select QlikView converter from the Navigation menu to launch the QlikView converter from Dev Hub.

An interface titled QlikView converter. It contains left and ride sidebars and middle content. The left sidebar is titled "QlikView documents". There is a search bar below the left sidebar's title, and an area for dragging and dropping .qvw files. The center content allows you to drag existing .qvw files as well. The right sidebar is titled "Selected items". It contants hide and show buttons called "Visualizations", "Dimensions", "Measures", and "Variables", all of which have zero items in them. There is a button on the bottom of the left sidebar called "Create app".

This image illustrates the QlikView converter, with no QlikView documents added for conversion.

Create a new project

To create a new project, do the following:

  1. Drag a QVW file to the central panel or click the Add and browse to the folder where the QlikView documents you want to convert are stored.

    QlikView converter starts processing the QVW file.

  2. Click Close when the process has completed.

    The new project is now available in the panel to the left.

Open a project

You open a project from the panel to the left. Select from the list of QlikView projects to display the conversion tool tabs from which you can select objects you want to appear in your Qlik Sense app.

You can use the Search tool to find specific QlikView conversion projects.


When a project has been opened, the tabs listing the converted objects from the original QlikView document are displayed: Visualizations, Dimensions, Measures, Variables. The tool also identifies the parts of the document that could not be converted. These are displayed under Unconverted objects.

You can select which objects you want to appear in the Qlik Sense app that you are creating. These will appear as master items in the app.

An interface titled "QlikView converter". There are two sidebars on the left and right, and center content with five tabs above it.  The left sidebar has an area where you can drop .qvw files, and below that, a button called "Golf stats". Above the file-dropping area, there is a search bar. The whole left sidebar is titled "QlikView documents". The middle content has the following tabs: "Visualizations", "Dimensions", "Measures", "Variables", and "Unconverted...". The "Visualizations" tab is selected and below it, the interface is titled "Sheets", and to the right of the title is a "Select all" button. The main content in the "Sheets" interface contants the following hide and show buttons: "Approach the green (6)", "Around the green (5)", "Dashboard (11)", "Hole statistics (6)", "Introduction (0", which is greyed out, "Off the Tee (7)", "Par 3s (8)", "Par 4s (8)", "Par 5s (8)", "Putting (10)", "Round statistics  (8)", and "Scorecards (2)". The right sidebar is titled "Selected items" with the subtitle "Visualizations (83/97)" . It contains the following hide and show buttons: "pivot (17/17)", "table (30/30)", "combochart (7/7)", "gauge (3/3)", "barchart (8/8)", "tree (7/7)", "piechart (5/5)", "linechart (6/6)". There are then three other buttons at the same level as "Visualizations" called "Dimensions (66/66)", "Measures (264/264)", and "Variables (3/3)". There is a button at the bottom of the right sidebar called "Create app".

In the Visualizations tab, objects that have a direct equivalent in Qlik Sense will be marked as selected, by default.

Other objects, such as QlikView filter panes, are not selected by default because they are not used in Qlik Sense. There may be a different way to achieve a similar effect in Qlik Sense. For example, you could use the selections tool in Qlik Sense to do what you might want to do with filter panes in QlikView.

In the Dimensions and Measures tabs, all converted objects that can be included in the app are selected by default.

If you clear a selection on a dimension or on a measure, it will be bundled with the app. It can be used to create any visualizations in which it is used, but it will not be available as a master item in the app. You can create the master item in Qlik Sense later, if required.

All variables are exported the Qlik Sense app. You cannot clear these selections. Variables can be removed later in Qlik Sense, if required.

Consider how you want to handle the objects that have not been converted. These objects will not be available in the Qlik Sense app that you create. You may want to manually recreate unconverted objects in Qlik Sense.

Create a Qlik Sense app

Before creating the app, you may need to analyze and prepare your QlikView document. When you click Create app in the tool, a simple Qlik Sense app is created from the selected objects.

After the app is created, you will need to work on it Qlik Sense app to add sheets and adjust visualizations. You may find that you need to come back to the converter tool and work on the converted objects, for example adding or removing objects, or giving them names that are more meaningful in Qlik Sense.

An interface titled "Qlik Sense Desktop hub". The title bar has four interface items: a "Create new app" button, a text-input bar with a sorting button on the left, and a drop-down arrow on the right, and view changers that change the view from a grid view to a list view. Below there are five generic tiles a user can click on called "Consumer Sales", "Executive Dashboard", "Sales Discovery", "Helpdesk Management", and "Golf stats".

This image illustrates how the converted document now can be seen as a Qlik Sense app in the Hub.

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