Upgrade Overview: QlikView 12.30 (November 2018)

Qlik’s 2018 version of QlikView contains several improvements both users and administrators will appreciate. Note that due to security improvements, QlikView 12.30 will not run on Windows Server 2008, although Windows Server 2008 R2 will still work.

The biggest change is the upgrade of the graphics library. Qlik has integrated the Skia open source graphics library to provide cleaner visualizations and text renderings that can be displayed across a wide range of hardware and software platforms.

For administrators, Qlik has implemented a File Exists dependency for scheduled tasks. The LOAD statement within the data load script has been enhanced to allow data tables to be loaded via a server-side extension plug-in. Additionally, the QMC has been improved to display custom/non-default settings within your QlikView deployment.

Behind the scenes, Qlik has added an Engine Performance log and Reload Performance log to help administrators manage their QlikView environment.  These will have to be enabled after installation within the QlikView Server Service (QSS) settings.ini file or the QlikView Distribution Service (QDS) settings.ini file respectively. Qlik also has enabled organizations to improve their QlikView security by incorporating support for IPv6 and .NET framework 4.7.2.

New releases mean we have to say goodbye to older versions. The QlikView 12.30 release spells the end of support for QlikView version 12.00 and earlier. Support for QlikView 12.10 is set to expire in November 2019.

Check out this video – “QlikView November 2018 – What’s New” – to get a good look at the release’s highlights.


Scott Holewinski