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Catalog offers users an immediate view into critical metadata (record and field counts, last load, data management level) and KPI health and usage metrics. The UI is designed to give users simple and incisive search and filtering criteria against data assets for inclusion in personal shopping carts for actions (like Transform or Publish to Qlik Sense) or drill-in to View Entity for Details: Entity info, Field Statistics and Metadata, Properties, interactive Lineage graphs, and information on Related Entities.

Marketplace dashboard

Catalog interface displays QVD entity tiles and non-QVD entity tiles

Search and filters

Search, filters, and layout choice--Select Filters , enter criteria, then Apply

Catalog filters and apply buttons

Tile view

Catalog tile view

Show as tile button

Table view

Catalog table view

Show as table button

Catalog Tiles

Every row in table view or tile in tile view provides:

  • Entity name
  • Source name
  • View Entity Details: Select to drill into detailed information about the Entity and possible actions to take. See below for Catalog Details.
  • Add to Cart: Add this Entity to Cart for Dataset creation or inclusion, Publish, Explore, Prepare. Also see Add to Cart in Online Help.
  • KPI Scores: Operations, Quality, Popularity.
  • Entity Level: Managed, Registered, Addressed (details available in Administration/System Settings/Level Control).
  • Row Count: Number of records.
  • Field Count: Number of columns.
  • Last Load: Date of last ingest or run.
Tile Details

Top section of entity tile displays entity name, source name, view entity details, add to cart


Search by name lookup searches for a name against individual, multiple or Select All on the following object options: Data Sources, Standard Entities, Fields, and QVDs—search can be refined to only look in the following Attributes: Name, Tags, Business Name, Business Description, or Select All attributes to search. The search includes substring lookup. Note that if no name is specified, a blank query will return all of whichever objects and attributes are selected.

Search Results for string ("auto_type") in the Name or across Selected Objects (Standard Entities, Fields, QVDs)
Search by name field and search icon, magnifying glass

Wildcard behavior for search

Default search behavior is "starts with"—if a keyword (name or other field) begins with the search term, a match results. For example, a search term of "pay" matches a source named "Payroll". By default, Catalog code appends the wildcard when searching on values.

To perform a wildcard search where the search term is prepended with a wildcard, use the multi-character wildcard "%" or the single-character wildcard "_". For example, a search for "%rol" matches the result "payroll".

If a user would like the search behavior to be "contains", set the following core_env property to true:
# Flag to control if the searched term in Catalog will have a percent sign prepended to it implicitly. # The term always has a trailing percent sign appended to it implicitly. If the value of this flag # is set to false, the user must put the percent sign (%) themselves in the search term for the code # to do wildcard search. Default: false


Available filter and sort options display in a modal when the Filters button is clicked on.

Information noteQuality/Size filter applies and filters on Quality KPI score for Non-QVD entities and Size KPI score for QVD entities.
Filters sort options

Toggle sort direction button

Catalog filters




Logical collections of entities as grouped in discover.


Metatags applied by users in discover to assist in locating and organizing data (field, entity, source)


Parent Source objects containing entity collections.

Sort by

Dropdown criteria:

  • Entity Name: Entities that satisfy all selected criteria display by name alphabetically.
  • Field Count: Entities list by order of Field count.
  • Last Load: Entities ordered by load time from most recent to least recent (or least recent to most recent if Descending Sort is selected).
  • Operational Score: Entities are ordered by composite operational score, Recency (50%) + Percent Finished Loads (50%).
  • Quality Score: Entities are ordered by composite quality score, Percent Bad Records (50%) + Percent Ugly Records (50%).
  • Popularity Score: Entities are ordered by composite popularity score, #Tags (15%) + #Comments (15%) + #Prepare Jobs (35%) + #Publish Jobs (35%).
  • Row Count: Entities are ordered by number of records.

Sort Direction

Click arrow to change sort direction:

  • Up Arrow: Shows ascending data, low to high values or A-Z order.
  • Down Arrow: Shows descending data, high to low or Z-A order.


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