The Qlik Developers Toolbox

The Ultimate List of the Web’s Best Qlik Resources

Over the past nine years as a consultant, I’ve built up a treasure trove of resources that have helped me to master Qlik Sense and QlikView. 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.


CHAPTER 2 : Classroom Training

CHAPTER 4 : Development Tools

CHAPTER 6 : Free Datasets

CHAPTER 7 : Events and Meetups

CHAPTER 9 : Video Channels

CHAPTER 10: Books

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.

Classroom Training

Learn in a hands-on environment with expert trainers.

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We run both classroom and bespoke training courses. All our trainers are expert consultants, with many years experience in the field.

Qlik offer a full range of official classroom courses. If you want to become Qlik certified, these are the courses for you.

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.

Development Tools

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 (now owned by Rob Wunderlich) 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.

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.

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.

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

Sheet Navigation and Actions, an extension by Stefan Walther
which allows you to move between sheets and trigger other actions,
such as changing selections.

qsVariable, set variable values in Qlik Sense using buttons, drop-
down, input field or slider. By Erik Wetterberg.

Sense Media Box, allows insertion of HTML, images and videos in
your Sense app. Another of Stefan Walther’s.

Simple KPI, take your KPIs to the next level, by Alex Nerush.

D3 Visualization Library, some extensions implement a D3 object –
this one does thirty of them, by Speros Kokenes

Create and share fully interactive Qlik Sense apps in the cloud with
as many people as you like — all for free.

Free Datasets

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.


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.

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.

Written for server administrators, this book guides
you step by step through installing, managing, and
maintaining QlikView Server and Publisher for your

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.

There are many excellent books that I haven’t listed here. You can find them on Amazon,
Packt Publishing and Google.

By |2019-06-19T07:55:04+00:00October 11th, 2016|Qlik Sense Tutorials, QlikView Tutorial|25 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. Ajit Limaye October 12, 2016 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Amazing collection, Steve, thank you so much for bringing this in one place and sharing with us.

  2. Roger Stone October 12, 2016 at 10:29 am - Reply

    QlikView Unlocked?

    • Steve Dark October 12, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply

      Apologies Roger – my mistake – rectified now.

      • Roger Stone October 15, 2016 at 11:18 am - Reply

        Thanks Steve

  3. sivasankar October 12, 2016 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Gr8 Collections and easy navigation. Thanks Steve.

  4. Alessandro Furtado October 12, 2016 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Congrats. A compilation about what is important to start or keep learning in Qlik’s ecosystem.

    Thanks Steve.

  5. Aaron Couron October 12, 2016 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Thanks for doing this. I think many new Qlik Developers are quickly overwhelmed with all the material out there. This definitely will guide people in the right direction. And of course, I am seeing a few things I need to check out, lol.

  6. Shilpan October 12, 2016 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Steve, many thanks for the kind mention of my courses on Udemy. I really appreciate it.

    • Steve Dark October 12, 2016 at 4:57 pm - Reply

      No problems Shilpan, they certainly deserve the mention.

  7. Barry October 12, 2016 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Great list Steve! One correction, RightQlik was made by Miguel Garcia, I’m just hosting it. Cheers, Barry

    • Steve Dark October 12, 2016 at 4:55 pm - Reply

      Hi Barry, thanks for your comment. The attribution for that utility had been amended. Cheers, Steve.

  8. Gysbert October 12, 2016 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Fantastic list!

    Two more books that I think deserve a place on the list:
    • Mastering QlikView Data Visualization
    • Creating Stunning Dashboards with QlikView

    • Steve Dark October 12, 2016 at 4:56 pm - Reply

      Thanks Gysbert, we will get these added. Steve.

  9. Manish Kachhia October 12, 2016 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Very good information Steve.

  10. Tiago October 13, 2016 at 2:17 am - Reply

    Hey Steve, I am amazed about such great list you just bring to us. I know that you keep this kind stuff available all time and share with everyone.
    I’m just wondering, sense is real. There is not many realeases for qlikview coming. Do you think there is still space to learn deeply qlikview? What’s your advice for someone who is in the middle way. Thanks Steve. I do admire your work.

    • Steve Dark October 13, 2016 at 11:07 am - Reply

      Hi Tiago,

      The important thing to note is that the back end of QlikView is identical to the back end of Qlik Sense. Given this cross over, and the length of time each tool has been around, it actually transpires that the best way to learn Qlik Sense is to look at QlikView materials. In the marketplace there are probably moire opportunities for QlikView right now, but with all new clients likely to be Sense now this is likely to shift very quickly.

  11. Hampus von Platen October 13, 2016 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Great list.

    I like to give a up for Vadim Tsushko inqlik-tools package for Sublime text. A huge help for us that like using ST as out main editor for Qlik-dev.

    Can be found at

    • Steve Dark October 13, 2016 at 11:09 am - Reply

      Thanks for the tip. That’s not a toolkit I am familiar with, but I will certainly check it out.

  12. Héctor Muñoz October 14, 2016 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Hi Steve, great list of resources, thanks!

    I share with you also a good option for create datasets as Mockaroo is


    • Steve Dark October 14, 2016 at 2:37 pm - Reply

      Thanks Hector, this looks very clean and simple to use. May need to start a separate list for test data generators!

  13. Ari Oksanen October 21, 2016 at 5:04 am - Reply

    awesome source of resources! Thx for doing this! #respect :)

  14. Ali Shan Khaliq December 18, 2016 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    hello sir i am working with book Qlikview 11 for developers high cloud airlines project now a days i will learn chapter 7 . i have some problem on solution files i will change some scripts on aircrafts tab add some tables files will reload data they don’t work and show this error.. This file contains an embedded license. However, since the data model has changed since its creation, the embedded license will be removed if you save the file. please tell me how can i solve this

    • Steve Dark December 19, 2016 at 10:15 am - Reply

      You can simply save the file and have the embedded licence remove itself. Keep a copy of the original file saved separately though.

      The embedded licence allows Barry and Miguel’s example files to be opened by people who are running the Personal Edition of QlikView. When the file changes this licence is stripped out. This means that you will then not be able to open that application on a different machine, but it will function fine on your own.

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