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Creating analytics with Qlik Sense

You create analytics with Qlik Sense by creating an app, adding data to it, and then adding visualizations of the data in sheets within the app.

Apps can be added in the hub by users with a professional role. 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.

Information note

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

    Create a new app and develop it in the 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

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

    Loading and modeling analytics data

    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.

  3. Develop your app

    Once you have added your data, you can start creating sheets and visualizations. Visualizations are charts and other objects that visualize your data. App users can make selections in the visualizations to change the data displayed in your app. You use sheets to present related visualizations within an app, such as a dashboard.

    Working with sheets

    Working with visualizations

    After you add your sheets and visualizations, you can optionally add stories and bookmarks to your app. Stories collect snapshots from your app so you can share insights you have discovered with other users.

    Sharing insights with data storytelling

    Bookmarks allow you to save your current analytic selections of data in your app. These can be shared with other users so they can quickly apply useful selections to sheets in your app.

    Bookmarking selections

  4. Make your sheets and stories public

    Your sheets and stories are private until you make them public. If you are sharing your app with other users, make sure you make them public.

    Granting access to sheets, bookmarks, and stories

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Retire an app in the cloud hub

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

    Deleting apps

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