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Managing data

You need to connect to a data source before your can create visualizations in a Qlik Sense app. You can preview and manipulate your data in the Data manager. When you are ready, load your data into your app.

Connecting to your data

If your data is in a file on your computer, you can upload it into your cloud using DataFiles.

Adding data from uploaded data files

If your data is in a database, you can use a connector.

Connecting to data sources

If you are working in a shared space, you can add data files and connections directly to the shared space.

Managing data sources in spaces

Adding and loading your data

Once you have connected your data, Qlik Sense gives you a preview in the Data manager associations window. You can add more data sources, transform the data, and associate tables.

When you are done preparing your data, click the Load data button. You can now use your data to create visualizations in your app.

Adding data from a new data source

Advanced users

Take a look at your data

Viewing the data model

Want a deeper look into your data? Use the data model viewer.

Best practices for data modeling

Here are some things for you to consider when modeling your data.