Qlik Web Connectors

The Qlik Web Connectors package is a light-weight web service that helps you fetch data from many social media and web-based data sources. The Qlik Web Connectors help you connect to your social media or web-based data source through the specific web APIs and fetch the data that you want. All you have to do is select what kind of data and how much data you want to fetch then the Qlik Web Connectors generate Qlik Sense and QlikView load scripts that you can paste into script editor.

What's new in this version

November 2017

New connectors

Some of the connectors that connect to multiple sources, such as the Mailbox Connector and the Sentiment and Text Analytics Connector, have been split up into individual data source connectors. The following connectors are now generally available as standard or premium connectors.

The following connectors are now available as premium connectors which require a subscription.

  • MeaningCloud Connector (previously part of the Sentiment and Text Analytics Connector)
  • Repustate Connector (previously part of the Sentiment and Text Analytics Connector)
  • Sentiment140 Connector (previously part of the Sentiment and Text Analytics Connector)

The three sentiment analysis connectors above share the same subscription and LEF entry.

The following connectors are now available as standard connectors which do not require a subscription.

  • MailboxIMAP Connector (previously part of the Mailbox Connector)
  • MailboxPOP3 Connector (previously part of the Mailbox Connector)
  • RegEx Connector (previously part of the Sentiment and Text Analytics Connector)

Beta connectors

There are several new beta connectors included with Qlik Web Connectors November 2017.

  • AYLIEN News Connector (previously part of the AYLIEN Connector)
  • AYLIEN Sentiment Connector (previously part of the AYLIEN Connector)
  • Watson Natural Language Understanding Connector (replaces AlchemyAPI from the Sentiment and Text Analytics Connector)
  • Strava Connector
  • Office365 Mail/Contacts/Calendar Connector
  • OneDrive Connector v2 (includes connectivity to OneDrive Business)

Deprecated connectors

The following connectors have been moved to or removed from the deprecated connectors list.

  • MailChimp Connector v1 (removed)
  • Blue Yonder Connector (previously in beta)
  • Alchemy Connector (previously part of the Sentiment and Text Analytics Connector)
  • Saplo Connector (previously part of the Sentiment and Text Analytics Connector)

Changes to connector APIs

The following connectors have been upgraded to use the latest API versions.

  • Google Analytics Connector has been upgraded to use the Google Reporting API v4.
  • Google DoubleClick for Publishers Connector has been upgraded to use the Google DFP API v201708.

For a complete history of changes through all versions, see Version history.

Product compatibility

Qlik Web Connectors version Qlik Sense QlikView
November 2017 November 2017, September 2017, June 2017, 3.x, 2.x 12.10, 12.00
2.2 3.2, 3.1, 3.0, 2.x 12.10, 12.00
2.1 3.1, 3.0, 2.x 12.10, 12.00
2.0 3.0, 2.x 12.00

Beta web connectors

Beta connectors have been included with Qlik Web Connectors since version 2.1.0 and they are listed under the Connectors tab. To interact with them, you first need to accept some additional terms. Once you do this, you’ll be able to use them.

A LEF is not required to use the beta connectors.

Beta Expiration

Beta connectors expire on a fixed expiration schedule, indicated in the table below. They expire for all users including those that have subscribed to any premium connectors.

Qlik Web Connectors version Release date Beta expiry date
November 2017 November 2017 30 November 2018
2.2.0 March 2017 31 January 2018
2.1.0 November 2016 31 May 2017
2.0.1 July 2016 Unavailable
2.0.0 July 2016 Unavailable
Beta expiration

When the beta connectors expire for your version of Qlik Web Connectors, you can simply download the latest version of Qlik Web Connectors and the beta connectors will work until the next expiry date. The premium connectors license is not affected by the beta expiry date.

Version history

2.2

New connectors

Several of the beta connectors have moved out of beta and are now generally available as standard or premium connectors.

The following connectors are available as standard connectors and do not require a subscription.

  • Bitly Connector
  • Box Connector
  • OneDrive Connector

The following connectors are available as premium connectors which require a subscription.

  • Google Search Console Connector
  • Slack Connector

2.1

MailChimp Connector - new version

The MailChimp Connector v2 uses version 3.0 of the MailChimp API, which is significantly different to the previous versions of the API. As a result, this version of the MailChimp Connector is not compatible with older versions of the MailChimp API.

After you upgrade to Qlik Web Connectors 2.1, you will have to regenerate your scripts with the new MailChimp Connector. The previous version of the MailChimp Connector is set to a deprecated status and will be sunset in future releases of Qlik Web Connectors.

2.0

Qlik Web Connectors 2.0 is the first version of the software released under the Qlik brand.