How Do I Learn QlikView?

QlikView is one of those products that is quick to get started with, but takes years of putting things into practice to really get skilled in. So, how can you boost your skills to become a Qlik Expert?

There are a number of great resources for learning Qlik products, both on-line and off. This post aims to point you towards some of those resources.

Qlik Provided Resources

As you would expect, Qlik themselves provide a number of different routes to bring yourself up to speed with their products. A good place to start with these is . Qlik also run two blogs, one for technical and design advice and another for broader insights into the BI market space. Qlik also host the Community forum at, this can be cluttered with misleading responses at times, but is great if you want to get involved or ask a question.

The Qlik Blogosphere

If you are a subscriber to this blog you will know that many of the posts are tutorials. There are a number of other blogs maintained by experts and enthusiasts which are well worth keeping up with. I have listed previously some of what I considered to be the best blogs out there. For a comprehensive list, news feed and search capability over all good Qlik blogs you should get over to – a site which aggregates them all.


Whilst there is no official manual for QlikView there are a number of excellent books out there which can help with building your QlikView skills. The one that provides the broadest and most comprehensive coverage is Barry Harmsen and Miguel Garcia’s excellent QlikView 11 For Developers. Other books look at specific areas or take a deeper dive into one area. The most prolific publisher of these books is Packt Publishing, but there are others available.

Q-On Training

If you like your learning on-line and interactive then you should take a look at the sessions offered by Q-On training. These are web hosted sessions with some of the most respected people in Qlik circles. Rather than just being a one way presentation delegates have the opportunity to put questions to the trainers. These sessions are the next best thing to having these guys sat next to you as you learn.

Tutorial Videos

The Internet is a great place to find how-to information on just about everything (as my children proved when they took up loom banding). QlikView is, of course, well catered for. We have produced a number of YouTube videos, and contributors like Alan Farrell and Qlik themselves have produced many more. These videos can be great for getting to grips with a single concept. Shilpan Patel has taken this one step further with an entire course on Udemy. With an expanding Qlik ecosystem the number of these videos is only going to expand.

Classroom Training

There is no better way of learning something than being shown it first hand by someone who really know what they are doing. That is why we run regular classroom training sessions and bespoke on-site training. Our next open course is later this month, do get in touch if you would like to join me for this. If the UK is a bit of a distance from you then you should be able to find local providers offering similar courses. Alternatively, if you already have a reasonable level of QlikView skill, but want to take it to the next level, you could well benefit from attending one of the QlikView Masters Sessions.

Hire A Consultant

You may be looking to learn QlikView in order to avoid the need to hire a consultant. If this is the case then you may well be missing out. Having an expert on site will allow you to have your immediate needs met, whether that is with regards to an installation or development. You are then left with a codebase you can learn from, and the phone number of someone who should be able to assist you in the future. Whenever we engage with a client we aim to ensure the greatest level of knowledge transfer possible and always ensure customers are looked after post engagement. I’m sure we are not alone in this. Finding a good consultant may well put you on the road to learning Qlik products for yourself.

QlikView Teacher
However you choose to learn QlikView or Qlik Sense you can be assured that you will be learning skills that will help you in your current role, or open doors to your next opportunity.

By |2019-03-25T14:42:09+00:00April 2nd, 2015|QlikView Tutorial|12 Comments

About the Author:

Steve is owner and principal consultant at Quick Intelligence. He is a Qlik Luminary, Qlik Community MVP and Technical Editor of a number of QlikView Books.


  1. rustyfishbones April 2, 2015 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Thanks for the mention Steve

  2. Shilpan April 2, 2015 at 11:51 pm - Reply


    Thanks for the mention.

  3. Andrey April 7, 2015 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    I would also warmly recommend the mindmaps made by Roland Vecera at

    How to become a QV Design Expert
    How to become a QV Script Expert
    How to become a QV Infrastructure Expert

    The blog is in German, however the mindmaps are in English and provide a good structured overview of topics of expertise. Google for “ mindmap” to find the posts with the mindmaps.


    • Steve Dark April 7, 2015 at 2:28 pm - Reply

      Hi Andrey,

      Thanks for the tip. The mindmaps seems quite expansive, and back up what I have always said – which is that you need to be competent with a whole lot of skill sets to be a decent QlikView developer.

  4. Rakesh Kumar April 29, 2015 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Hi Steve,

    I am happy with the QlikView’s acquisition of Nprinting as it makes perfect sense to add pixel perfect reporting capabilities to an already fantastic tool like QlikView.

    Also I would like to know whether in the coming days it would be good for QlikView to acquire data blending tool like Alteryx as performing the integration and manipulation data visually through rapid and easy data integration tool will be more efficient and easy for the users to understand. QlikView already has excellent scripting component but adding a drag and drop of visual nodes (with the nodes having qlikview scripting features) onto the scripting/Data integration layout would make the application development very quick. I know there is QlikView expressor, I havent used it but I heard that its not that good from various customers who used it. What are your thoughts on this?

    Best Regards,

    • Steve Dark April 29, 2015 at 11:13 am - Reply

      As you say, NPrinting coming under the Qlik umbrella made sense all round. The difference with Alteryx is that it is a product that can be used with many different platforms. For instance it is much more crucial to have it with a tool like Tableau as the amount of cleansing that can be done in the load script is much less. Qlik seem to be getting very friendly with Alteryx, and this is a good thing, but I would not expect to see an acquisition in the near future. I’ve also not had a chance to play with Expressor, but it must be reasonably good for Qlik to have taken it on.

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  6. Washington Nascimento August 20, 2015 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Great post Steve, I have been looking for information some months ago, on of the best on QlikView.

    Congrats. Regards

    • Steve Dark August 20, 2015 at 3:06 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Washington.

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  8. Ranjan kumar April 10, 2017 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Hi Steve ,I am Ranjan Kumar and want to learn qlik view and qliksense .And one thing I am beginer of about these two topics . Kindly suggest me which one is better and how I start learn.

    • Steve Dark April 10, 2017 at 10:38 pm - Reply

      This post contains the best information I have on learning both products. Which is best is a matter of personal preference (mostly), each has things that it is slightly better at than the other. I would recommend, as you are starting from scratch, that you should focus on Sense – this is the way things are going.

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