Qlik Sense Cloud – New Features

With version 2.0 of Qlik Sense being released (of which I hope to write much more soon) there were some interesting updates to Qlik Cloud. In this post I demonstrate my favourite.

Things have been very busy of late, and I have not been able to give the Qlik Sense Cloud the attention that it deserves this month, since the latest batch of updates. However, on reading a recent blog post by Stephen Redmond I noticed a feature that I think everyone should be aware of.

The Qlik Sense Cloud (which can be found at https://qlikcloud.com/) now allows you to upload data files to your own secure area in the cloud, and create Sense apps in your browser – with no client install and at no cost. Sharing of those apps is still slightly limited – in that you can share with (a very generous) five users, but anything you put in your shared folder will be shared with all of those users. It was hinted at, during Visualise Your World this year, that there would be some kind of paid model for sharing in the cloud at some point. One would assume that extra granularity around security may come with this update. This will be a massive step forward, I feel, but we will need to wait and see what materialises with this.

What is very much there now though is the ability to publicly share individual objects from your cloud based Sense apps with the rest of the world. This is a fantastic development, and hopefully we will start seeing Sense based charts appearing all over the Internet as people start making use of this feature. I would have liked to have done a full tutorial on this, but Mr. Redmond beat me to it. For now though, here are a couple of Sense charts showing relative hits on pages from this blog from the start of last year.

The first shows, unexpectedly to me, that some of my older posts are still the big hitters when it comes to traffic. The second chart, broken down by Month, shows exactly what I knew; that I have not been creating enough content since March. Good to see the sites popularity is still growing though (thanks everyone for reading!).

I should also point out here that the data being shown has been pulled from Google Analytics via Qlik Web Connectors – the definitive way to download data from those hard to get to data sources. Look out for some feature updates on QVSource on this blog soon.

Thanks again to Stephen Redmond for penning the post that prompted me to put the time into the Qlik Sense Cloud. You can read that here:

The other thing worth mentioning at this point is the integration with Data Market that is now present in Qlik Sense and Qlik Sense Cloud. With this you can pull in data from various sources, both free and paid for.

Now you can get out there and create and share your own charts, post links to your creations in the comments below.

By |2016-09-12T00:45:07+00:00July 31st, 2015|Qlik Sense|8 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. Sam July 31, 2015 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Hi Steve,

    It was always pleasure to read your blog. With you blog I’m always updated on QlikView which helps me to provide best of my knowledge to my students. I also enjoy teaching QlikView but I do it in India.

    Keep writing.

    • Steve Dark July 31, 2015 at 3:35 pm - Reply

      Hi Sam – thanks for your comments, glad you like the blog. All the best with the training – it’s great to see people spreading the word!

  2. Digvijay July 31, 2015 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Hi Steve,
    Thanks for sharing new insights on Qlik Sense, I just finished the recorded Webinar presented by M. Tarallo and then saw the notification of this post, From my limited experience I found Qlik Sense more closer to users and having better usability in comparison with Qlikview. Can you share your thoughts on whether Qlik Sense will put QV down gradually? or both have their own pros and cons. Sense can be used in self-service mode as well as allows scripting enhancements for technical analysts as we do in QV. Appreciate all your time in spreading knowledge around, It is making big difference for us!


    • Steve Dark August 2, 2015 at 9:51 pm - Reply

      Hi Digvijay. I’ve blogged a few times on Sense (and previously .Next) and how I see it stacking up against QlikView Now that I have done some live implementations of Sense I should probably do another such post. Of my QlikView clients, none of them are looking to migrate to Sense – as they don’t encourage users to self serve (so fit the guided analytics model well). I think for new users though, the barriers to adoption with Sense are perhaps lower (the free Desktop and Cloud offerings being big sweeteners). Personally, I am finding the more time I spend in Sense the more I like it, but it does still frustrate me when something that is simple in QlikView is simply not there in Sense. Qlik are committed to keeping QlikView alive for some years yet, but time alone will tell how each product fares.

  3. Digvijay August 3, 2015 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Thanks Steve for sharing your views!

  4. Edécio Santos August 4, 2015 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    I always like your posts! They really help me to understand more and more about Sense and QV. Thanks Steve, i must up to date on Sense now! ;)

    • Steve Dark August 4, 2015 at 8:07 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your comment Edécio.

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