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Source and entity import and export

To demonstrate import and export of metadata for one or more sources or entities, the following example shows an export of metadata for a source from one environment to local machine and then the import of the entity metadata from the local machine (Downloads folder) to a different environment. Note that import/export of QVDs is not supported from this screen; QVD objects will be filtered out of import/export packages. For dataflows and publish jobs that use QVDs, those QVDs must be provisioned on the import side environment in advance using standard automated QVD ingestion processes available in Admin > Qlik Sense. If this is not done the import will fail.

Source and Entity Import/Export Metadata

Selection of entity or source object from metadata import/export dropdown

Exporting a Source: Select Import/Export Metadata. Select radio button for export and select individual or multiple Source or Entity Objects to Export/Import and select OK. (If entities are being exported/imported, both the Source and desired Entities of that source must be selected). Within the results, Select all, none, or one or multiple objects (Mac: Command+click, Windows: CTRL+click) and select OK.

Files download as a .zip folder. The folder can be saved anywhere but will save in Downloads by default.

Export Source Data

Upon selection of desired export objects, select OK and export file will download

Importing a Source: From the environment that will be uploading metadata, navigate to Administration section. Select Import/Export Metadata.

Select the radio button Import and select Sources from the dropdown; Select Choose File and navigate to Downloads (or where the file has been saved) and select the correct file for import.

Import Sources

Choose file from downloads to import

View the expanded source/entity metadata being imported and select Validate and Save.

Navigate to the Source module to view new Source and Entity metadata. Data can now be loaded to the imported entities.

Validate and Save Metadata

User selects validate and save to finalize import

Import/Export Logs capture Job Status, Object Count, Delivery Time, Start Time, End Time, Last Updated.

To view details, select View Details from Action dropdown.

Import/Export Logs

Select view details for detailed Import Export log information.

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