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.

Q-On Training Center

Collaborative online training courses delivered by highly respected Qlik pros including Miguel García, Barry Harmsen, Rob Wunderlich and Ralf Becher.

→ See The Courses

Qlik Continuous Classroom

The Qlik Continuous Classroom is a self-service online platform that allows you to learn QlikView, Qlik Sense, and analytics methodology by role.

→ See The Courses

Udemy

These video courses on Udemy are great for beginners. Mark and Shilpan will get you up and running quickly.

→ Become A QlikView Developer from Scratch – by Shilpan Patel

→ QlikView for Beginners – Practical QlikView – by Mark O’Donovan

Classroom Training

Learn in a hands-on environment with expert trainers.

Qlik Education Courses

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

→ Browse Qlik Courses

Masters Summit

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.

→ Learn About The Next Course

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

AskQV aggregates the top 34 QlikView and Qlik Sense blogs, so you can find all the best content in one place.

→ See The Top Blogs

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.

QViewer

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.

→ Get QViewer

QlikView Document Analyzer

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.

→ Download Rob’s Tools

Qlik Web Connectors

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.

→ Download The App

QlikView Notepad++

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.

→ Get Matt’s Syntax Highlighter

Qlik Branch

Qlik Branch is the place for developers to share their ideas and Open Source Qlik projects including extensions and visualizations.

→ See All Projects

RightQlik

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.

→ Learn More and Download

Set Analysis Wizard

Stefan Walther’s Set Analysis Wizard makes it easy to generate set analysis expressions.

→ Use The Tool

QlikMarket

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.

→ Go To QlikMarket

Qlik Playground

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.

→ Go To Qlik Playground

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

Qlik Sense Cloud

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

→ Register Here

Free Datasets

Need data for your Qlik apps? No Problem! Here’s thousands of data sources that should keep you going.

Mokaroo

Mockaroo lets you generate up to 1,000 rows of realistic test data in CSV, JSON, SQL, and Excel formats.

→ Visit Mokaroo

2600+ OPEN DATA PORTALS

The team at OpenDataSoft have compiled a comprehensive list of over 2600 Open Data portals around the world.

→ View The List

Qlik DataMarket

In Oct 2014 Qlik acquired DataMarket to offer data feeds for Qlik products. Some Qlik DataMarket data is available for free.

→ Get The Connector

AWS Public Datasets

Amazon hosts a wide variety of public datasets that anyone can access for free.

→ Browse AWS Datasets

DataHub

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.

→ Search For Data

Events and Meetups

Meet other developers and learn from respected Qlik pros.

Qlik Dev Group

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.

→ See Upcoming Events

Qlik Qonnections

Qonnections is Qlik’s premier BI conference that brings data lovers together to share insights and discover data in new ways.

→ Qonnections 2017

Vizualise Your World Tour

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.

→ Vizualise Your World

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.

Qlik Community

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.

→ Join The Community

Twitter

Many Qlik Pros are on Twitter and I’ve organised them into lists to make it easy for you to follow them.

→ Follow Qlik Bloggers

→ Follow Qlik Luminaries

→ Follow Qlik Dev Group Speakers

→ Follow Qlik Community MVPs

LinkedIn Groups

Share, learn and network with Qlik professionals around the world.

→ QlikView – Global Group

→ Qlik UK – User Group

→ Qlik USA – User Group

Video Channels

QlikView and Qlik Sense video tutorials on YouTube.

Books

The QlikView and Qlik Sense books that should be on every developer’s bookshelf.

QlikView 11 For Developers

by Barry Harmsen & Miguel Garcia

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.

→ Get The Book

QlikView for Developers Cookbook

by Stephen Redmond

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.

→ Get The Book

QlikView Your Business

by Oleg Troyansky & Tammy Gibson & Charlie Leichweis

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.

→ Get The Book

Learning QlikView Data Visualization

by Karl Pover

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.

→ Get The Book

Qlik Sense Cookbook

by Philip Hand & Neeraj Kharpate

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.

→ Get The Book

QlikView Server and Publisher

by Stephen Redmond

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

→ Get The Book

QlikView Unlocked

by Roger Stone & Andrew Dove

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.

→ Get The Book

Creating Stunning Dashboards with QlikView

by Julián Villafuerte

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.

→ Get The Book

Mastering QlikView Data Visualization

by Karl Pover

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.

→ Get The Book

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