You don't need to configure or download anything to get started with Qlik Application Automation, but you need to authenticate the data connections you want to integrate to your workflow.
An automation is a workflow made up of blocks. Some blocks run small basic processes, like receiving user input, printing output to the screen, or sending an email. Other blocks handle more advanced or specialized actions, like comparing lists or running batch loops. Data connector blocks send or receive data to and from cloud applications and data sources. Building an automation is as simple as ordering blocks into a logical workflow and configuring what each block does. Qlik Application Automation provides an easy-to-use visual layer to what is essentially a compiled script that makes API calls. When the automation is executed, it makes API calls for each block.
Users with the Automation Creator role can create automations. Users can access their personal automations by selecting My Automations from the Launcher menu . Analytics admins and tenant admins can manage automations from the Management Console.
The automation editor is available from the Cloud Hub by clicking Add new. The automation editor is the only place to create automations.
The benefit of automations is that you can create workflows that integrate multiple data sources. Many data source connectors are included with Qlik Application Automation, including the Qlik Cloud connector to integrate data directly from your analytics environment.
If you want to get started right away, click the tutorials link below to see end-to-end example of the most common use cases for automations. These use cases are helpful if you want to implement out-of-the-box automations, or if you want to go through the steps of creating an automation.