Navigating the user interface
Qlik Application Automation provides an easy-to-use user interface to create and test automations, to store data connections, and to keep track of your automation history.
The Overview section is where you find information about your automation. In this section, you can see the run details for your automations, set automatic schedules, and configure the automation settings.
The Editor section is where you build and test automations. From the editor, you have access to all of the automation blocks and connectors.
Block selector pane
The block selector pane gives you access to all of the block options. Select blocks from this pane and drag them onto the automation canvas.
The automation canvas has three views: the editor, the output, and settings.
The Editor view
The automation canvas editor view is where you build automations. Drag blocks onto this area from the block selector pane. To undo an action click , and to redo something you've undone click . You can also zoom in and zoom out of the canvas to view more or less detail. Click the zoom percentage to reset the zoom level to 100%.
The Output view
Above the automation canvas, you can switch to the Output tab, which shows the output details for the most recent automation execution. If your automation has an output block, the output from that block is shown on the Output tab.
To see the input and output for each block, select the Per block or Chronologically tabs. Chronologically shows the order in which blocks were executed.
If any of the blocks throws an error, check the Error tab for details.
The Metrics tab shows information about the total data received and transmitted in the automation.
The Settings view
The Settings view of the automation canvas lets you edit the details of your automation.
Block configuration pane
The block configuration pane provides the options to configure each block. When a block is selected on the automation canvas, the block configuration options are shown here.
The Connections section is where data connections are listed. Connections are listed only after they are authenticated.
The automation edit menu is available when you right-click the automation canvas.
From the edit menu, you can manually run, save, and close the automation. You can also download or upload an automation. An automaton is represented as a JSON file. This is helpful if you want to open an automation someone else created, or you want to send your automation to someone else to use as a template or example.
The Run button executes the whole automation from the start block to the final block.