Bulk import of Qlik Sense apps & tasks, take 2
Importing apps into Qlik Sense is a manual, tedious task. Creating reload tasks even more so. Ctrl-Q version 3.7 automates this fully, taking input from a single Excel file and then imports apps and creates tasks in a single go. Task chains supported too!
The lazy Qlik developer #2: Setting up Butler SOS
Butler SOS provides real-time monitoring for client-managed Qlik Sense. Key metrics for both Sense and Windows are monitored together with errors and warnings from the Sense logs. In this article you find a complete recipe for how to set up Butler SOS.
An update of recent updates
It's been a while since the last newsletter, not because of lack of progress on the various Butler tools - rather the opposite. We have also moved ptarmiganlabs.com to a new, better hosting solution. Looong overdue but it finally happened. Among other things this means that you can yourselves
Time to move
Update 2023-Feb-1: All comments have now been migrated from the old site. A self-hosted Wordpress setup has served this site well as the hosting platform since it was launched many years ago. "Self-hosted" can however (too often..) be synonymous with "extra work", "maintenance" and "upgrades-that-fail". Time to move on. When
A no-compromise Qlik Sense backup solution, part 2
The previous post focused on how to do a high level backup of all information in a client-managed Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows (QSEoW) cluster. Let’s dig into details a bit and take a look at how we can do more granular backups of various parts of QSEoW. Specifically,
A no-compromise Qlik Sense backup solution, part 1
Over the years there has been numerous discussion in the Qlik community about how to best back up a client-managed Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows system (QSEoW). The backup and data security policies of different organisations of course differs, but if we focus on the Qlik Sense side of things
How I learned to stop doing manual screen shots and love SenseOps automation
😖 Let’s be honest now. Does your 🧠 really enjoy the manual process of taking screenshots and processing 15 sheets each in 50 different apps? And then keeping those sheet icons updated as the sheets are modified…? Didn’t think so. No-one likes that and the result is usually outdated sheet
Butler Sheet Icons v2.1 is out
Happy unicorns! Free cake! 🦄 🍰 …and a new version of everyone’s favourite tool for creating #Qlik Sense sheet icons. Following up on last week’s release, version 2.1 is now out. Largely based on feedback from the v2.0, the new version adds: 1️⃣ Exclude some sheets from getting
CI/CD with Qlik Sense, GitHub Actions and self-hosted runners
In spite of Qlik Sense having great APIs, little has over the years been done around continuous integration/deployment (CI/CD) of Sense apps. It’s not that CI/CD is a bad idea – rather the opposite. These days it’s probably the closest thing to a standard way-of-working there
Qlik Sense sheet icons made easy
If you develop Qlik Sense applications you’ve been there: Manually creating screen shots and then manually uploading them to a content library, and finally manually assigning them as sheet icons. Fun? Not really. But it makes the lives of our end users easier, so we do it. I’ve
Butler 5.0 is out - Extra mega super deluxe reload alerts for Qlik Sense
…and yes – Butler is still open source. The step from 4.x to 5.0 indicates this is a major release. Very much so in fact. The main focus of the new version is on reload alerts. Rich email alerts were introduced in Butler 4.2, but that was really
Butler Auth 1.0 now available - strong authentication for Qlik Sense!
After thinking about the concept for a few years and actively working on it for six months, it’s time for the first public release. The Butler family of open source DevOps tools for Qlik Sense Enterprise has a new member: Butler Auth Always open source Butler Auth is of