Lego is the building blocks that bring our imagination to life. Like Lego, Qlik provides many of the building blocks that bring our BI needs to reality.
I look at Qlik Sense as a collection of building blocks. These building blocks make Qlik Sense a modern BI platform. Qlik Sense dev hub is a member of these blocks. Today, in my third blog of the mashup series, we will look at some of the features of the dev hub and how these features help build a better BI solution.
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.
For the second blog of the year, I wanted to cover something less technical. So I picked Qlik Sense Mashup as the topic. Time and time again, we are seeing the increase in demand to create mashups (or web applications) to serve number of requirements – be a custom look and feel to the the analytics applications for the business users to advanced web applications with other business contexts. The term mashup is not always the correct term, as they are not always a true mashup, instead they are just dashboard built as a Single Page Application (SPA) from the same Qlik Sense application to customise the look and feel and sometimes, to simplify things for business user who may not have the need for the full Qlik Sense hub experience. This is also the way to serve static or guided analytics.
Happy 2020 Everyone! 2019 seemed to have gone flying by, it had been a very busy year for me – lots of really interesting Qlik projects, learnt a lot of new skills and of course, lot more about Qlik’s internal workings. With that in mind – I wanted to share an interesting concept today – how to build and deploy a “JSON” file connector using no additional tools other than what you already have installed in your Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows environment.
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.