The Qlik DataMarket Connector for QlikView enables QlikView to efficiently load data into an application from an extensive collection of up-to-date and ready-to-use data from external sources offered in the Qlik DataMarket. Qlik DataMarket provides current and historical weather and demographic data, currency exchange rates, as well as economic and societal data.

The major categories of Qlik DataMarket are:

  • Business: The most relevant data on firms and establishments, both locally and nationwide.

  • Demographics: Detailed population data for North America, Europe and the rest of the world.
  • Weather: Current and historical weather conditions for major locations and more than 2500 cities around the world.
  • Currency: Foreign exchange rates for major world currencies and more than 160 currencies worldwide, updated daily.
  • Society: Major socioeconomic data on wages, unemployment and poverty.
  • Economy: Major economic indicators featuring data on GDP, prices, education and environment.

Some Qlik DataMarket data is available for free. Data in the Essentials package is available for subscription fees. The data available in the Essentials package depends on the type of license installed.

Qlik DataMarket data can be examined separately or integrated with your own data. Augmenting internal data with Qlik DataMarket can often lead to richer discoveries.

Qlik DataMarket data is current with the source from which it is derived. The frequency with which source data is updated varies. Weather and market data is typically updated at least once a day, while public population statistics are usually updated annually. Most macro-economic indicators, such as unemployment, price indexes and trade, are published monthly. All updates usually become available in Qlik DataMarket within the same day.

Data selections in QlikView are persistent so that the latest available data is loaded from Qlik DataMarket whenever the data model is reloaded.

Most Qlik DataMarket data is global and country-specific. For example, world population data is available for 200+ countries and territories. In addition, Qlik DataMarket provides various data for states and regions within the United States and European countries.