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Loading and managing data from the cloud hub

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Loading and managing data from the cloud hub

You can add data files and data connections directly in the cloud hub. Data sources added in apps can also be managed from spaces in the cloud hub.

You can add data sources as new content in the cloud hub. You can also add data sources when managing spaces. Once data source are added to the cloud hub, you can load data from them in your apps using Data manager or Data load editor.

Data sources can also be added and managed in an app, either using Data manager or Data load editor. For more information, see Loading and managing data with Data Manager and Loading and transforming data with scripting

If you have on-premise data sources you want to use in your tenant, you can upload them to spaces using Qlik DataTransfer. For more information, see Uploading on-premises data with Qlik DataTransfer.

Adding new data sources in the cloud hub

You can add data files and connections in the cloud hub. When adding connections, you can also create a new app that uses the connection as a data source. Data sources added in the cloud hub can be viewed in their destination spaces.

Adding new data files

  1. Click Add new and select Data file.
  2. Drag and drop your data files into the Add file dialog.

    Alternatively, click Browse and navigate to your data files.

  3. Select a destination space for the files.
  4. Click Upload.

Your data files are now available for use in apps in the destination space.

Adding new connections

NFS connections cannot be added directly in a space and must be added in an app.

For information about supported connections, see Loading analytics data.

  1. Click Add new and select Connect to data.
  2. Select a data connection.

    The settings dialog, specific for the type of data source you selected, opens.

  3. Select a destination space for the files.
  4. Enter the connection settings for the data source.
  5. Optionally, click Test connection to confirm your settings.
  6. Do one of the following:
    • To create the data source, click Create.

    • To create the data source and load data from it into a new app, click Create and analyze.

      A new app with the same name as the connection is created and opens to Data manager.

      For information on using Data manager, see Loading and managing data with Data Manager.

Your connection is now available for use in apps in the destination space.

Managing data sources in spaces

Any data source added to a space from the cloud hub, within Data sources, or from an app in the space is visible in Data sources. To view the data sources of a space, in the space click Settings and select Data sources.

In Data sources, you can add, duplicate, move, and delete data files. You can add and delete connections. Shared space members with Owner, Can manage, and Can edit permission can manage data sources in that space. Managed space members with Owner or Can manage permission can manage data sources in that space. Space members with the Can consume data role can view data sources in the space, and they can consume the data sources where they have permission to create apps.

Note: The Can consume data role is a space-level role that gives members of a space permission to view and consume the data sources stored in that space. The benefit of this role is that you can allow users to access data files and data connections in your space, without giving them the elevated permissions they would normally require to access data sources inside a space.

Adding data files to spaces

You can add data files as data resources to your spaces. You can add more than one file at a time.

Data files must be 6 GB or less.

  1. In a personal or shared space, click and select Data sources.
  2. Click Add file.
  3. Drag and drop your data files into the Add file dialog.

    Alternatively, click Browse and navigate to your data files.

  4. Click Upload.

Adding connections to spaces

Connections can be added directly in spaces. NFS connections cannot be added directly in a space and must be added in an app.

For information about supported connections, see Loading analytics data.

  1. In a space, click and select Data sources.
  2. Click Add connection.
  3. Select a data connection.

    The settings dialog, specific for the type of data source you selected, opens.

  4. Enter the connection settings for the data source.
  5. Optionally, click Test connection to check your settings.
  6. Click Create.

Editing data resources

You can edit data connections in spaces. User credentials are cleared each time you edit a connection.

  1. In the Actions column, in the row of the data connection you want to edit, click More and select Edit.

    The settings dialog, specific for this type of data connection, opens.

  2. Edit the connection settings for the data source.
  3. Click Save.

Duplicating data files

  • In the Actions column, in the row of the data file, click More and select Duplicate.

Moving data files

  1. In the Actions column, in the row of the data file, click More and select Move.

  2. Select the new space from Space.
  3. To open to the new space after moving the data file, select Navigate to space.
  4. Click Move.

Removing data sources

You can delete a data source from a space.

  1. In the Actions column, in the row of the data source you want to delete, click More and select Delete.

  2. Click Delete.