Some of the most common questions we hear from Qlik users is when and why should I switch from QlikView to Qlik Sense. If your need fits one of these three reasons, you may want to consider switching.
A common question we get a lot from customers is:
Let’s tackle both of these questions.
The reasons why a lot of our clients make the move to Qlik Sense from QlikView or why they add a Qlik Sense environment to their QlikView environment are:
A little disclaimer: Before you decide to switch from QlikView to Qlik Sense, you first need to consider what you are trying to do with your data:
There are many reasons to use either product (or both) depending on your use case, so consider your business reasons for using the technology first.
While the process for moving your apps from View to Sense is fairly easy, there are a few things to be aware of as you are building apps in Sense:
The best practices are slightly different in the two products and you should think about these as you are developing in Sense. For example, when working in Sense it’s a good idea to take advantage of Master Items.
Master Items are dimensions and measures that you can create, save, and reuse. A good practice is to define your measures and dimensions of your app up front and create master items that you can reuse to create visualizations.
There are many more best practices for Sense from Qlik users on the Qlik community.
It’s important to recognize the differences in functionality and the user interfaces of QlikView and Qlik Sense.
For details on how to actually migrate your apps from QlikView to Qlik Sense, we cover how to use the QlikView converter in our Qlik Sense 3.2 webinar.
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