It has been a while since I last posted. Between coaching, playing cricket and work, I haven’t found much free time this summer to blog. But now that sunny summer days are behind us, I thought I would pick up the pen (well, keyboard in this case) and share some of my ideas.
This year has been a busy year for Qlik. Qlik Sense SaaS is adding new features quicker than I can keep up with. It’s great news for all the fellow Qlikies out there. It’s no surprise that past 12 months I have been busy with SaaS and hybrid deployments to help our clients with their SaaS journey.
For all the new features in Qlik Sense SaaS, there are times when businesses demand more of the platform. And today, I would like to look at one of those use cases, which involves integration with Airtable using a simple Qlik Sense extension from yours truly!
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Today, in this “Qlik Sense Mashup” blog series, I will be exploring another simple concept and add to the context covered in my previous post of this series.
In my first post of this series, I showed how easily we can embed Qlik Sense visualisations to any HTML page. This time we will expand on this idea and look at Identity feature of embedded analytics.
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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.
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It’s been a while since I last blogged. I have been busy with many projects and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find the time to blog. But as promised in my previous few blogs, I decided to make the time and share our son, Aaron’s, #DataLiteracy journey.
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This was my first visit to the Qonnections, thanks to the Tahola team for arranging the trip and inviting me to join. Being a fairly frequent tech show goer, I thought I knew what to expect and what I will see there. But boy, was I in for a surprise, Qlik team went an extra mile (or 10) to make the event truly special. There were big announcements (Attunity, Qlik Insight Bot, Qlik Data Catalyst), there were big demonstrations on ABDI, Conversational Analytics by non other than Elif Tutuk (@elif_tutuk), there were plenty of talks from various Qlik industry experts and to top it all, an appreciation party at Dallas Cowboys world headquarters – “The Star in Frisco“. There were something for everyone – hands on workshops for Qlik tech enthusiasts, presentations and demos for all (techies or non techies alike) and most of all, games, competition/hackathon for the not so faint-hearted seasoned developers. This also provided a great opportunity to meet and swap ideas with industry experts, specially with Qlik Branch gurus and Qlik Luminaries.
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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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