Wednesday 31 January 2018

Qlik Sense WordPress Plugin

Whilst updating the Qlik for WordPress plugin recently, I noticed that it was no longer the only Qlik related WordPress plugin available. The newcomer, produced by Yianni Ververis of Qlik, allows you to easily embed Qlik Sense charts, tables and other objects into posts and pages on a WordPress powered website.

You can find full details and instructions on how to install and use this plugin here or alternatively, below is a quick video from Qlik:

I've been working with Yianni over the last week to offer some improvements to make the plugin even more simple to use. The new release 1.3.0 is available to download now!

Thursday 25 January 2018

Qlik Notepad++ Language Definition v2.5

A new version of the Qlik Notepad++ Language Definition has been released. Version 2.5 contains the following functionality improvements and bug fixes:
  • Added Qlik Sense connection string support
  • Added the missing keywords DERIVE and FLUSHLOG
  • Added support for DIRECT QUERY statements
  • Corrected issue with some keywords not highlighting when touching a semi-colon
  • Added support for QlikView Components variables and sub routines
  • Other minor improvements
This release contains the following known issues:
  • The if() function is highlighted in bold. This is because Notepad++ can't differentiate between the if() function and the IF statement. No known solution is available for this issue.
It is recommended that this release be used with Notepad++ version 6.6.9 and later.

As always, head over to the Notepad++ Language Definition page (or Branch) for the download link and instructions.

Monday 22 January 2018

A surprising data visualisation pioneer: Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale is famous across the world for being the founder of modern nursing. You may well be familiar with stories of "The Lady with the Lamp" and her contributions to treating the sick and injured during the Crimean War. But what you may not know is that Florence was also a pioneer in using Data Visualisation to tell a story.

Born on 12th May 1820 into a rich upper-class British family, Florence spent most of her early years growing up at their lavish family estate in the South of England. She was highly educated by her father, something that was unusual for a girl at that time. From an early age, she demonstrated a gift for mathematics which would become extremely significant in later life.

At that time, young women from affluent English families were expected to dedicate their lives to becoming wives and mothers. Florence, however, felt that her future lay in helping others and in 1844 she announced to her family that she wished to become a nurse. Despite the anger and protests of her mother, she set about training herself in the art and science of nursing.

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Qlik for WordPress Plugin v1.2

Qlik for WordPress Plugin version 1.2 has been released and included the following updates:
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Update to the Highlight.js core
If you installed the plugin from the WordPress Plugins Directory then you will be prompted to install the update next time you log in to your site's WordPress Admin portal. Alternatively, downloads and full instructions for installation and use can be found on the QlikView for WordPress page, or alternatively on the website.

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Qlik Web Syntax Highlighter v1.2

Qlik Web Syntax Highlighter version 1.2 has been released and included the following updates:
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Update to the Highlight.js core
As always, grab the download link and full instructions from the QlikView Web Syntax Highlighter page. If you find any issues or have any suggestions, please leave me a comment below.

A new version of the Qlik for WordPress Plugin based on the Web Syntax Highlighter is planned for release shortly.