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Working with apps

You can add, edit, and share apps in the cloud hub.

Apps can be added in the cloud hub by users with a professional role. Cloud hub members can view and interact with apps in spaces to which they are members. If they have permission in the shared or managed space, they can add content such as sheets and stories to the apps.


Apps made in Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows and published to the cloud hub cannot be edited or shared within the cloud hub. If you want to edit these apps in the cloud hub, you should export the apps from the QMC and import them into the cloud hub.

There are different ways of developing apps and sharing them in your cloud hub. Here is a sample app lifecycle:

  1. Create your app in the cloud hub

    You can create a new app and develop it in the cloud hub. If you want to develop the app collaboratively, you can add the app to a shared space.

    Creating apps and adding data

    Working in spaces

    If you own an app in the cloud hub that you want to use as a template, you can duplicate that app and then edit the copy.

    Duplicating apps in the cloud hub

    You can also import an app, such as one exported from another deployment of Qlik Sense.

    Uploading apps

  2. Add data and develop your app

    If you created a new app, you can add new data sources or use existing data sources from your personal or shared spaces, build your data model, and then create sheets and stories.

    If you copied an app, you can change the data sources, revise the data model, and then edit the sheets and stories. If you duplicate an app containing data sources you do not own, you will need to add those sources.

    If you uploaded an app, you need to add the original data sources to the app again. You can also add new data sources and change the content.

    Your sheets and stories are private until you make them public. For more information, see Granting access to sheets, bookmarks, and stories.

  3. Create a data reload schedule

    You can create scheduled reloads of your data to make sure your visualizations reflect the most up to date information.

    Reloading app data in the cloud hub

  4. Share your app with other members

    You can share your personal app with members of your cloud hub by moving the app to a shared space. You can also publish the app to a managed space.

    Working in shared spaces

    Working in managed spaces

  5. Update your app

    As app owner, you may receive feedback from your app users. A shared app can be updated at any time. You can make sheets and stories private again to work on them further. You can make changes to the data model.

  6. Retire an app in the cloud hub

    When the app is no longer required, you can delete it from the cloud hub.

    Deleting apps