qlik-sense-alert-2 via Teams and Power Automate

Qlik Sense Alert 2 – MS Teams + Power Automate

Nearly a year ago, I wrote about sending alerts to Microsoft Teams channel using Qlik load script and REST connector. With the coronavirus sweeping through the world, forcing people in lock-downs, we are seeing surge in the use of collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams. So, I wanted to expand on this further and send a HTML table as notification to MS Teams channel and send emails using Microsoft Power Automate (Previously known as Flow) to help people get the notifications quicker.

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Qlik Chat

The vision of democratising data, making everyone explore and find insights from corporate data is one of the biggest drivers behind Qlik Sense. But what happens when you find the insights you have been looking for? How do you share that with your peers? We have seen some great examples which allow you to share links with your selections (using app API) or take a snapshot and share it via email. But that is lacking the true intuitiveness that we are so used to from a platform. We also have seen extensions such as Lets comment and few other similar chat/commenting options, but they require 3rd party services that business will have to setup and sign up to.

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Qlik Load Script Alerts to Microsoft Teams

Qlik Sense is a great platform, however, it has its shortfalls. One of them would be the lack of push notifications out of the box from QMC. Last year, I worked on a few solutions to send alerts via emails and via APIs/webhooks to bespoke applications when there is a job failure on Qlik Sense Enterprise. I utilised the QRS API as well as REST connector and webhook technologies to achieve these goals. That got me thinking, what else can be done using webhook? At Tahola, we use Microsoft Teams as part of our collaboration suite. I thought it would be a good idea to be able to send alerts to the Teams channel directly from Qlik data load scripts (via REST connector), whether be a load completion alert or just a simple KPI summary table from the data model. So, I spent few hours building a PoC Qlik application to that goal, and thought, I should share the concept with others as it might be useful in some scenarios.

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Sitting in the dark

Sitting in the shadows no more…….Cloud deployments: My learning and the best practices

I have been sitting in the shadows and reading up on all the good work the people from the Qlik community are producing. I have benefited from it more than I can count and have tried to add my small contributions to that many times. Unfortunately, finding the time has always been a bit of a challenge. Now, I have decided to make the time and write something meaningful, in the hope that someone will read my blog, find it useful and benefit from it.

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