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Managing data

You need to connect to a data source before you can create visualizations in a Qlik Sense app. Data sources can be added in apps or from the cloud hub. 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.

Loading analytics data

You can add and manage data files and connections directly in the cloud hub.

Managing data sources from the cloud hub

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

Loading data with the data load script

If you are a more advanced user, you can use the data load script.

Here are some things you can try:

Uploading on-premises data with Qlik DataTransfer

If you have on-premises data sources inaccessible to SaaS editions of Qlik Sense, you can upload the data using Qlik DataTransfer.

Take a look at your data

View and transform 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.

Customizing logical models for Insight Advisor

Customize the logical model for your app to improve Insights results.