Using friendly URLs in
Martin Mahler
QlikView Developer
HSBC (Contractor)
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AccessPoint is useless!
Scrap the long QlikView URL… use a friendly URL instead!
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24May
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1, 2012.
Perfect world
Scrap the long QlikView URL… use a friendly URL instead!
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Reality
Duplicates
Test
versions
Proof of
concepts
Scrap the long QlikView URL… use a friendly URL instead!
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Direct URLs
http://qlikview/QvAJAXZfc/opendoc.htm?document=Calculated
%20AVG%20MM160315.qvw&host=QVS%40qlikview
Explained URL
<host name>/<virtual directory>/opendoc.htm?document=<url encoded full name for the
application>&host=<name of QVS>
Use this link...
... it will work
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http://qlikview/QvAJAXZfc/opendoc.htm?document=Calculated%20AVG%2
0MM160315.qvw&host=QVS%40qlikview
http://qlikview/QvAJAXZfc/AccessPoint.aspx?open=&id=QVS%40qli
kview%7CGolf%20Quest.qvw&client=Plugin
Use friendly URLs instead!
http://qlikview/MovieDB
http://qlikview/Sales
Scrap the long QlikView URL… use a friendly URL instead!
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Step 1
Create a folder
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Step 2
Create a file called index.html
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Step 3 - IIS
Add the folder as a virtual directory
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Step 3 - WebServer
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Three easy steps..
http://qlikview/MovieDB
The client will get...
+ a professional, slick and easy to remember link to his applications
+ a static URL, which will never change
The developer will have....
+ full control which application the users are accessing
+ no wrong, outdated links distributed by the user
+ absolute freedom of redirecting to new versions of the app, without the user
noticing
Scrap the long QlikView URL… use a friendly URL instead!
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Implementation ideas
Create a link-portfolio to your apps..
http://qlikview/MovieDB
http://qlikview/Sales
http://qlikview/PnL
Better lifecycle control..
http://qlikview/Sales
http://qlikview/SalesUAT
http://qlikview/SalesDEV
Scrap the long QlikView URL… use a friendly URL instead!
Easy links to WebView or IEPlugin...
http://qlikview/SalesThin
http://qlikview/SalesThick
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Parameter passing
Example:
demo.qlik.com/QvAJAXZfc/opendoc.htm?document=qvdocs%2FSales%20Com
pass.qvw&host=demo11&select=LB5699,Q2
Scrap the long QlikView URL… use a friendly URL instead!
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More implementation ideas!
Pre-selections..
http://qlikview/SalesUSA2014
Define specific landing sheets..
http://qlikview/SalesRevenue
http://qlikview/SalesInventory
http://qlikview/SalesComparison
Links to very specific selections/views using BM
http://qlikview/SalesCEOView
Remember: Bookmarks can save variables & Layout states!
Scrap the long QlikView URL… use a friendly URL instead!
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Links directly to chart objects
http://qlikview/SalesChart
Scrap the long QlikView URL… use a friendly URL instead!
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Or links to Data dump tables
e.g. http://qlikview/SalesExport
Scrap the long QlikView URL… use a friendly URL instead!
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Summary - Friendly URLs in QV
Easy to implement
Made to impress
Greatly improves control & maintainability
=> Customer success
Scrap the long QlikView URL… use a friendly URL instead!
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24May
Dated
1, 2012.
Final words..
Documentation including code can be found on the Qlik
community
look me up >Martin Mahler<
Thank you very much!
Scrap the long QlikView URL… use a friendly URL instead!
th, 2015
March
24May
Dated
1, 2012.