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How to install the Vizlib extensions on your Qlik Sense Server

This article describes the steps required to download and install Vizlib extensions on your Qlik Sense Server. 

Note: You are required to create a Vizlib Account to access downloads (Sign up here).


If you are using Vizlib Printing - please also refer to this article. If you are receiving an error "Invalid Visualisation", please click here for a solution.


If you have been a Climber customer using Custom Report Plus or Container Plus. Make sure to read this article.




1. Login to your user portal


  • Log in to your User Portal using your Vizlib credentials and select the package you wish to install. If you wish to install multiple packages, repeat the process for each one.



Figure 1: Downloads



2. Download an entire package or individual extensions


In the Vizlib user portal you have the following options.


  • Download a full Vizlib package containing all available extensions for that package in a single .zip file. This is recommended if it's your first time downloading Vizlib.


Figure 2: Full Download



  • Package version (Vizlib Subscribed User only). Subscribed Vizlib users have the option to select a monthly bundle issue of the package (released at the end of each month) or to download the latest version of the package. 
    • The Auto-update feature automatically downloads the latest version of the package, keeping the system updated with the latest version. 
    • Important: We strongly recommend you avoid using the Auto-update feature in a production environment.


  • Download Vizlib extensions individually which downloads the selected Vizlib extension in a .zip file. This is recommended if you already have the Vizlib Library installed and you wish to update only one extension.


Figure 3: Extension Download



  • Extension version (Vizlib Subscribed User only). Subscribed Vizlib users have the option to select a particular version of the extension or to download the latest version of the extension. 
    • The Auto-update feature automatically downloads the latest version of the package, keeping the system always updated.
    • Important: We strongly recommend you avoid using the Auto-update feature in a production environment.


Figure 4: Extension Version


  • Enterprise (For Vizlib Enterprise Customers only). Vizlib Enterprise customers have the option to download Vizlib by clicking the Enterprise tab (Figure 5).   
    • The Enterprise tab contains the offline version of the extension (known as on-premise), so can be downloaded in offline mode. 
    • The Professional tab contains only the online version of the extension. 



Figure 5: Enterprise Download



3. Upload the downloaded .zip file to your Qlik Sense Server QMC (Qlik Management Console)


  • Access your Qlik Sense server's Qlik Management Console (e.g. https://servername/qmc/) and navigate to the Extensions menu under "Manage Resources".


Figure 6: Manage Resources


  • In there you will have the ability to Import extensions by selecting the downloading .zip file. All extensions will be imported at once.
  • Important: Before you import Vizlib extensions, you will need to make sure to remove old Vizlib extensions already installed on your Qlik Sense Server, otherwise the import will fail.


Figure 7: Import Extensions


  • You can remove multiple extensions at the same time if you drag-select multiple items and click the Delete button.


Figure 8: Remove Extensions


4. Plug & Play - Vizlib Extensions can be used directly from Qlik Sense


  • Once successfully imported, Vizlib extensions can then be accessed directly from the Qlik Sense client by visiting the Custom Objects tab in Edit Mode.


Figure 9: Custom Objects

M
Martin is the author of this solution article.

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