Vizlib extensions for Qlik Sense

Szymon Serwin | Digital transformation | 03.10.2018

Vizlib, czyli pełnia możliwości z Qlik Sense

For Data-driven organizations, having access to a wide range of analytical tools and functionalities is crucial. Qlik has decided to keep the platform open in Qlik Sense, meaning that if the objects provided in the “box version” are not sufficient, you can extend them easily. You can just choose one of the extension products available on the Qlik Sense Branch portal, write one yourself, or just ask a front-end developer friend to do it. But you can also use the solution offered by Vizlib – a ready-to-use library that extends the range of possibilities of Qlik Sense.

Vizlib Qlik Sense cooperation

Vizlib was founded in 2016, but in this short time has gathered a large group of users who make use of extensions from Vizlib in their Qlik Sense applications. As a result, in April 2018 the company became one of the official technological partners of Qlik, the provider of data analytics and advanced reporting solutions.

What Vizlib offers

Vizlib offers a number of objects that extend the analytical capabilities of Qlik Sense. It provides objects that are missing in the standard version of Qlik Sense, but also those which have a limited scope of operation, which can now be extended thanks to the Vizlib library. Certain objects from the library allow users to apply functions that are available in QlikView, but which are missing in Qlik Sense. One of the most characteristic examples is the functionality called “Alternate State”, which is not available in the standard version of Qlik Sense, but well-known to QlikView users.

Below is a list of objects that can be used after installing the Vizlib library:

  • Venn Diagram
  • Advanced Text Object
  • Activity Gauge
  • Scatter Chart
  • Pie Chart
  • Line Chart
  • Bar Chart
  • Filter
  • Calendar
  • Table
  • Story Timeline
  • Heatmap
  • Sankey Chart
  • Container
  • Pivot Table
  • KPI Designer
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As you can see, the choice is large and the range of possibilities is very wide. Even the charts available by default in Qlik Sense look much more impressive in the extended version from the Vizlib library and have additional features that provide a very good visual and functional effect. Each extension can be downloaded separately, but you can also install the entire library as a single package. On the producer’s website (https://www.vizlib.com/#library) you can find sample visualisations for each of the objects in the library and full documentation.

External extensions in the production environment – is it safe?

The answer to this question is simple – yes, it is safe. In addition to being an official technology partner of Qlik, most Vizlib extensions are also authorized by Qlik via its Trusted Extension Developer certificate.

Qlik Sense Trusted Extension Developer certificate

This means that Qlik takes full responsibility for these extensions to the same extent as the extensions provided in the standard version of Qlik Sense.

Vizlib Self-Service

Vizlib provides a self-service reporting solution for Qlik Sense facilitating data exploration. The solution is aimed both at users with wide analytical knowledge and those with no experience in data analysis. Vizlib self-service allows you to get a quick insight into data for better decision-making. With Vizlib self-service, business users can easily create custom reports.

JCommerce – official partner of Vizlib

JCommerce is one of the official partners of Vizlib. We offer assistance with purchasing and library deployment services. Qlik Sense has always offered great data visualization capabilities. The Vizlib library makes these visualizations even better and more useful.

Are you interested in Business Intelligence solutions? Let us help you to create advanced reports and powerful visualisations with the use of self-service tools. Contact us please for more information!

The author of the post is:

Specjalista Business IntelligenceBusiness Intelligence Specialist

An enthusiast of QlikView and Qlik Sense solutions and a Business Intelligence consultant at JCommerce. A graduate of the Jagiellonian University and the University of Economics in Krakow. A fan of music in every form.

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