Office 365 SharePoint Metadata
The Office 365 SharePoint Metadata Connector enables you to access and fetch data from your Office 365 SharePoint repository and load it directly into your Qlik Sense app.
The Office 365 SharePoint Metadata Connector does not support loading files from Office 365 SharePoint. You can use the Office 365 SharePoint storage provider connector to load files.
Ways to access your data
To access your Office 365 SharePoint data, you need to authenticate the connector with your Office 365 account credentials. After you create a connection, select Office 365 SharePoint Metadata as your data source, specify the Base URL for the connection, select the prompt/consent level, and select Authenticate. You are redirected to an Office 365 login page. Log in with your credentials to retrieve an authentication code, and enter it into the connector.
Creating a data source connection
Loading data from tables
After you authenticate the connector with your account credentials, use the tables to fetch your data. Below are use cases for some of the available tables:
|SubSites||Data Manager and Data Load Editor||Fetches available subsites from a specified path.|
|Lists||Data Manager and Data Load Editor||Fetches available lists.|
|SiteUsers||Data Manager and Data Load Editor||Fetches available users from a specified site.|
|Groups||Data Manager and Data Load Editor||Fetches available groups.|
|Views||Data Manager and Data Load Editor||Fetches available views for the specified list ID, which can be retrieved using the Lists table.|
|UsersInGroup||Data Load Editor||Fetches available users in a user group specified by a group ID, which can be retrieved from the Groups table.|
|UserFromId||Data Load Editor||Fetches user details from a specified user ID.|
|ListItemsFromID||Data Load Editor||Fetches items from the specified list ID, which can be retrieved using the Lists table.|
|ItemsFromList||Data Manager and Data Load Editor||Fetches items from the specified list ID, which can be retrieved using the Lists table. Shows all custom fields and can show data according to the existing views.|
|GetDataFeed||Data Load Editor||Fetches a specified Data Feed.|
|ListFolders||Data Manager and Data Load Editor||Fetches a list of folders in the specified folder path.|
|ListFiles||Data Manager and Data Load Editor||Fetches a list of files in the specified folder path.|
To select and load data from a table, enter the required table parameters and click Preview data. Required parameters are marked with an asterisk (*). The table fields are displayed under the Data preview tab. You can select fields individually by selecting the box beside each field name. Select Insert script after you have made your selection.
Creating a connection and selecting data
Reference - SharePoint REST API documentation
You can refer to the SharePoint REST API documentation to learn more about the requirements and restrictions imposed by the API.
You receive an error message that you have reached the API rate limit
You have exceeded the API limits that are imposed by the SharePoint REST API.
To reduce the impact of reaching the API rate limits, develop your app with the following in mind:
- Extract only the data you need.
- Reload one Office 365 SharePoint-based application at a time.
- Ensure that loops in your script that make API calls will not result in infinite loops.