Butler: Adding superpowers to Qlik Sense

Great looking alerts to Slack, Teams or email when reloads fail, advanced task scheduling, task chaining with parameters, key-value store, start reload tasks from any system, extract app metadata, post to Slack/Teams and more.

Open source of course.

Interested in beta testing (no cost) the new SIGNL4 integration for mobile reload alerts?
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Advanced task scheduler

Set up advanced task scheduling, more flexible than the one built into Sense.

Cron for Qlik Sense, no more, no less.

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Task chaining with parameters

Need to pass parameters from one reload task to the next?

Create chained app reloads with any number of parameters passed from app to app.

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Generic key-value store

Keep state across any number of apps. Namespace support and optional Time To Live (TTL) for each key-value pair.

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Start tasks via REST API or MQTT

Data delays - no thanks!
Start reload tasks from within app load scripts or from upstream source systems that feed Sense with data.

Need parameters too? No problem - just add zero or more key-value pairs and they will be available to any Sense app!

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Task failure notifications

Who should be the first to know that a reload has failed?
You or your users?
Who was it that stopped that important 3-hour reload 5 minutes before it was done?

Get notified when tasks fail or are stopped, with notifications sent to Slack, Microsoft Teams or email.
Full support for HTML/Markdown formatting and 40+ template fields.

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Partial app reloads

Trigger full or partial app reloads using Butler’s REST API.

Useful when dealing with reload chains that only should update a subset of an app’s data.

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App metadata extract

Extract app metadata for a single or all apps in a Sense cluster. Great for backup purposes!

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Keep your users in the know

Tired of being asked “when is new data available”?

Automatically inform your users via Slack or Teams when new data is available.

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Observable

Butler can save data about its own memory usage for inclusion in operational monitoring tools.

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Runs anywhere

Run Butler on Windows server, Linux, Docker, Kubernetes or Mac OS.

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Latest release: 5.2

  • StartSense reload tasks and pass along zero or more parameters.

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Contributions welcome!

We do a Pull Request contributions workflow on GitHub. New developers are always welcome!

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