The Ultimate List of the Web’s Best Qlik Resources
Over the past seven years as a consultant, I’ve built up a treasure trove of resources that have helped me to master QlikView and Qlik Sense. Here’s the full list, I hope you find it useful.
This guide is updated regularly. So, if you have a resource to add, let me know in the comments and I will add it to the list.
Online Training Courses
No matter where you are in the world or how experienced you are with Qlik, these courses will help you to improve you skills fast.
Collaborative online training courses delivered by highly respected Qlik pros including Miguel García, Barry Harmsen, Rob Wunderlich and Ralf Becher.
The Qlik Continuous Classroom is a self-service online platform that allows you to learn QlikView, Qlik Sense, and analytics methodology by role.
These video courses on Udemy are great for beginners. Mark and Shilpan will get you up and running quickly.
Learn in a hands-on environment with expert trainers.
Qlik offer a full range of official classroom courses. If you want to become Qlik certified, these are the courses for you.
The goal of the Masters Summit is to take your QlikView and Qlik Sense skills to the next level and help you become a Qlik master. Sessions teach you how to use best practices to deploy Qlik as an enterprise solution and build scalable applications.
QlikView and Qlik Sense Blogs
Along with my blog, many Qlik developers write excellent blogs with step-by-step tutorials and fascinating insight into the world of a pro developer. There’s far too many to list here, which is why we created AskQV.
AskQV aggregates the top 34 QlikView and Qlik Sense blogs, so you can find all the best content in one place.
These are the tools I use regularly when building QlikView and Qlik Sense Apps. If you have a tool that you can’t live without, leave a comment and I will add it to the list.
Dmitry Gudkov’s QViewer lets you click on any QVD to bring the contents up in a tabular view. Profiling of the data can be done simply and intuitively without any coding. Searching for values within the QVD is also supported. Version 3 has seen some major updates which I’ve detailed here.
One of Rob Wunderlich’s many useful tools – a QlikView document that reads the metadata from other documents and profiles it. I find it most useful for showing clients just how many fields they have pulled into their apps that aren’t used anywhere. This lets you easily make your apps much more efficient, easing the load on your server.
A comprehensive suite of pre-configured QlikView and Qlik Sense connectors for major social media and web-based data sources. I have discussed some of the free ‘Standard” connectors here.
The QlikView Custom Language Definition for Notepad++ by Matt Fryer gives basic syntax highlighting, auto-completion and code tool-tips when working with QlikView script files.
Qlik Branch is the place for developers to share their ideas and Open Source Qlik projects including extensions and visualizations.
This utility by Miguel Garcia enables a custom context menu that’s shown when right-clicking on a QVW file, giving access to common functions that developers perform on QlikView documents.
Stefan Walther’s Set Analysis Wizard makes it easy to generate set analysis expressions.
QlikMarket is a one stop shop of purpose-built apps, connectors, and extensions for QlikView and Qlik Sense. You will find lots of development tools to help you improve your apps.
Interact with Qlik Sense and build your own apps, using cloud data. Aimed primarily at web developers who may not have used a BI tool before.
Qlik Sense Resources
There are tons of free how-to videos and detailed tutorials out there to help you learn Qlik Sense. Here are a few excellent resources:
Qlik Sense Extensions
Create and share fully interactive Qlik Sense apps in the cloud with as many people as you like — all for free.
Need data for your Qlik apps? No Problem! Here’s thousands of data sources that should keep you going.
Mockaroo lets you generate up to 1,000 rows of realistic test data in CSV, JSON, SQL, and Excel formats.
The team at OpenDataSoft have compiled a comprehensive list of over 2600 Open Data portals around the world.
In Oct 2014 Qlik acquired DataMarket to offer data feeds for Qlik products. Some Qlik DataMarket data is available for free.
Amazon hosts a wide variety of public datasets that anyone can access for free.
The Datahub lets you search for public datasets, create and manage groups of datasets, and get updates from datasets and groups you’re interested in.
Events and Meetups
Meet other developers and learn from respected Qlik pros.
Qlik Dev Group run sessions (usually evenings after work) for QlikView and Qlik Sense developers of all levels to learn from and engage with senior industry folk and each other. Events are held in major cities around the world.
Qonnections is Qlik’s premier BI conference that brings data lovers together to share insights and discover data in new ways.
Live events hosted by Qlik in cities all around the world where you can listen to expert speakers and network with Qlik pros and customers.
Forums and Social Media
If you are a fan of social media, there’s plenty of ways to get help with your projects, stay up-to-date with Qlik and network with other developers.
This is the place to get your specific questions answered. Lots of experienced developers are active and ready to help you out. Especially these guys.
Many Qlik Pros are on Twitter and I’ve organised them into lists to make it easy for you to follow them.
Share, learn and network with Qlik professionals around the world.
QlikView and Qlik Sense video tutorials on YouTube.
The QlikView and Qlik Sense books that should be on every developer’s bookshelf.
Recognised as the definitive reference for developers creating QlikView applications. Every aspect of application development is covered, from planning the data model, bringing in the data and designing the UI, through to securing your finished application.
While QlikView 11 For Developers is a comprehensive and linear learning resource, the Cookbook is not tied to any such remit or format. Each chapter is a self-contained recipe for creating something that you may not have considered before.
QlikView Your Business is a detailed, full-color, step-by-step guide to understanding Qlikview’s powerful features and techniques so you can quickly start unlocking your data’s potential. Read my full review.
A complete guide to turning your data into many different chart types using QlikView. Starting with data analysis and progressing to visualization, it’s ideal for anyone who wants to convey information in a clear and graphic way.
This book is the first dedicated to getting under the bonnet of Qlik Sense (the previous Learning Qlik Sense focuses more on product features). The cookbook style means that many of the ‘recipes’ have code blocks that can simply be copied and pasted into Sense to make the examples work.
Written for server administrators, this book guides you step by step through installing, managing, and maintaining QlikView Server and Publisher for your enterprise.
This book gets big kudos from me, for mentioning our own AskQV site in the preface (thanks guys!). Even if you think you are on the top of your QlikView game, I suspect you will learn more from these bite-sized tips and recipes.
As Bill Lay mentions in his foreword, some people see the sole purpose of a QlikView app as delivering the correct numbers, but it is only good design that can really sell those numbers and bring clarity to them. If you are yet to be convinced, you should get this book.
You will explore the requirements and the data from several business departments in order to deliver analysis and data visualizations. In doing so, you will practice using advanced functions, chart object property options, and extensions to solve real-world challenges.