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#Feature Friday – Mix and match elements from QlikView® and QlikSense®

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Happy #Feature Friday!

Many people and organisations are considering moving their existing QlikView® applications into Qlik’s more modern product offering, Qlik Sense®.

Qlik Sense® sets the standard for a new generation of analyses. It is more user-friendly and easier to read than QlikView® and give users answers to their questions in an instant. With the unique associative analysis engine, sophisticated artificial intelligence and scalable multi-cloud architecture, you can enable everyone in your company to make better decisions every day and create a truly data-driven company. Furthermore, it convinces with increased adoption of self-service BI, more flexible governance and mobile deployments.

There are many reasons to use either product or both. It particularly depends on your use case and you should consider your business reasons for using the technology first.

Do not worry, we do not go into detail why, whether and how you should migrate to the new web-based product of Qlik®.

We just want to let you know, no matter what your decision will be, Mail & Deploy supports your reporting with Qlik® at all times.

We have this feature that makes your data from QlikView® and/or QlikSense® available in your reports and hopefully it will be one less thing to worry about in connection with the Qlik® migration.

Multiple data sources

With Mail & Deploy, it is possible to include in a single report:

  • A complete Qlik Sense® sheet or
  • Mix-and-match elements from Qlik Sense® and QlikView®

Using Sheet elements

For this purpose, a sheet element can be used to insert the graphical representation of a sheet (e.g. a Qlik Sense sheet) into a PowerPoint®, Excel®, and Word® report template during the creation of the report document.

Sheet elements have in addition to the general attributes which all report elements have – the following attributes:

Datasource Object

The datasource object from which you want to get the graphical representation. This is the sheet object of the datasource.

Dimensions

The dimensions are used to control the size in pixels of the graphical representation.

  • Input Width and Input Height.
    These are the width and height in pixels in which the chart shall be rendered before scaling is applied.

  • Scale.
    The scale to apply to the rendered sheet.

  • Crop.
    These settings can be used to cut off the rendered sheet by the number of pixels given.

  • Output Width and Output Height.
    These are read-only values which indicate the size in pixels of the final representation of the sheet. The chart will be inserted into the report document in the size given.

If you are migrating from QlikView® to QlikSense® and you are not sure what you are going to do with all of your reports out of Qlik®, then take a look at Mail & Deploy. With the multiple data source feature, you can either include a complete Qlik Sense® sheet or mix-and-match elements from Qlik Sense® and QlikView® in a single report.

Feel free to reference our Mail & Deploy Knowledge Base & Community for more detailed information. 

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