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This term has several definitions:

  1. A Qlik Sense or QlikView app: Apps are task-specific, purpose-built applications. Apps contain data loaded from data sources that is interpreted through visualizations.

    Similar terms: Document, workbook

    See: Introducing Qlik Sense apps

  2. The Qlik Sense Mobile app: A mobile app for iOS and Android devices. In the mobile app, you connect to and interact with your cloud data. You can work with your available apps.

    See: Qlik Sense Mobile SaaS


Bookmarks let you save specific selection states so they can be applied again in an app later and shared with other users. Layout information can be stored in bookmarks, so users can be taken to the correct place in the app when applying the bookmark.

SeeBookmarking selections

Business logic

Business logic is a suite of features that allows you to customize the behavior of Insight Advisor. Business logic has two main features:

  • Logical model: The data model of the app used when generating visualizations.

  • Vocabulary: Alternative terms for natural language queries.

Similar terms: Logical model, vocabulary, domain logic

SeeCustomizing logical models for Insight Advisor


Collections are a tool that let you group apps, charts, and links in the hub for ease of access and sorting. For example, your Favorites are a collection.

See: Collections

Custom object

Custom objects are custom visualizations added to tenants by tenant administrators or included in one of the Qlik extension bundles.

Similar terms: Extensions

See: Creating a visualization using a custom object

Data catalog

The data catalog is a component in Data manager and Data load editor that enables you to select and load data from all the datasets to which you have access.

See: Loading data from the data catalog

Data load editor

The Data load editor is a script editor that allows you to build and customize the script that loads data into your app.

Similar terms: Script editor

See: Loading and transforming data with scripting

Data manager

Data manager is an app component that allows you to load and manage data sources in an app. You can also preview and associate the data and perform data transformations.

See: Loading and managing data with Data Manager


A dimension is an entity used to categorize data in a chart. For example, the slices in a pie chart or the bars of a bar chart represent individual values in a dimension. Dimensions are often a single field with discrete values, but can also be calculated in an expression.

Similar terms: Category, group

See: Data grouping with dimensions

Dynamic views

Dynamic views allow you to query and view relevant subsets of large datasets from another app in a chart. They can be dynamically refreshed as selections are made. Dynamic views are similar to on-demand apps.

See: Managing data with dynamic views


Favorites is a default collection available to all users where they can add apps, datasets, and charts from the hub.

See: Favorites


A field is a data asset containing values, loaded from a data source. At a basic level, a field corresponds to a column in a table. Fields are used to create dimensions and measures in visualizations.



The hub is the central point of access for apps, spaces, and collections.

Similar terms: Access point

SeeThe cloud hub

Insight Advisor

Insight Advisor is a suite of features. Insight Advisor can help build your data model, create visualizations, and analyze your data.

See: What is Insight Advisor and business logic?

Logical model

The logical model is the underlying data model that tells Insight Advisor how to use data when generating visualizations.

Similar terms: Logic model, logic framework

See: Building logical models for Insight Advisor with Business logic

Master item

Master items are dimension, measures, or visualizations that have been saved so they can be reused in other visualizations or sheets. You can then make changes or updates to the master item in a single place and have it impact all objects that use the master item.

SeeReusing assets with master items


A measure is a calculation base on one ore more aggregations. For example, the sum of sales is a single aggregation, while the sum of sales divided by the count of customers is a measure based on two aggregations.

Similar terms: Aggregation, calculation, metric

See: Measures

Monitor in hub

Monitor in hub is a feature that allows you to add charts from sheets or Insight Advisor to the hub so you can monitor them, without opening an app.

SeeMonitoring visualizations


Notes let you quickly add text commentary to an app or chart. They can also contain snapshots of data. You can keep them private or share them with other users.

Similar terms: Comments

See Capturing and sharing insights using Notes


Notifications let you know when there have been changes to apps or spaces, or when alerts you set have been triggered.

See: Notifications


Permissions are the roles in data, shared, and managed spaces that determine what users can do in that space.

Similar terms: Rights, user roles, security roles


Preceding load

A preceding load is a script construct that allows you to load from the following LOAD or SELECT statement without specifying that source. Preceding loads are often faster than resident loads.

See: Loading data from a previously loaded table


When editing a sheet, Properties contains options for configuring and styling visualizations.

SeeProperties panel


A QlikView Data file (QVD) is a file containing data exported from Qlik Sense or QlikView. It is a native Qlik Sense format optimized for loading data quickly.

See: Working with QVD files


Selections are values selected by a user in visualizations in an app used to filter data. When a selection is made, all associated visualizations are updated to reflect the selection. Selections can be saved as bookmarks, and shared with other users.

See: Exploring data with visualizations

Set analysis

Set analysis defines an alternative set of selections in a visualization different from those in the current selection. This allows for comparative analysis.

SeeSet analysis


Sheets are components of Qlik Sense apps. They present visualizations to app users so they can explore, analyze, and discover data. Sheets can be public or private.

Similar terms: Dashboard, worksheet

SeeSheet view


Snapshots are graphical representations of a visualization at a certain point of time. Snapshots are used to create stories.

Similar terms: Screenshot

SeeCollecting insights for stories using snapshots

Space, data

Data spaces are spaces used to create and store data assets and govern access to them.

See: Data spaces

Space, managed

Managed spaces are carefully controlled spaces used to share apps with a limited group of users.

SeeWorking in managed spaces

Space, personal

A personal space is a private space belonging to users where they can develop apps.

SeeWorking in spaces

Space, shared

Shared spaces are areas apps and data sources can be shared with other users for collaborative development.

SeeWorking in shared spaces


A story is an app tool that allows you to share data insights and discoveries you have made in an app with other users, combining reporting, presentation, and exploratory analysis.

Similar terms: Report

SeeSharing insights with data storytelling


Subscription reports let you schedule recurring emails containing a PDF of your selected sheets or charts.

SeeScheduling reports with subscriptions

Synthetic key

A synthetic key is a composite key between two tables in the data model. They are created when two or more tables have two or more fields in common. If you receive a warning about synthetic keys when loading data, you may need to review the data structure in the data model viewer. A synthetic key is not necessarily a problem, but if you have synthetic keys based on other synthetic keys, there may be errors in your data model.

SeeSynthetic keys


The tenant is your cloud deployment of Qlik Cloud. It is a container for items such as users, apps, and spaces.

Similar terms: Deployment

SeeCreating and configuring the tenant


Visualizations are charts, extensions, and other objects that visualize your data for exploration in a sheet.

Similar terms: Chart

See: Working with visualizations 


Vocabulary is a business logic feature that allows you to add synonyms and custom analyses to Insight Advisor Search and Insight Advisor Chat.

SeeCreating vocabularies for Insight Advisor