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REST data sources

The Qlik REST Connector enables Qlik Sense SaaS to efficiently load data into apps from a REST data source. Many web-based data sources expose data through a REST API. The Qlik REST Connector is a generic connector, that is, it is not tailored to a specific REST data source.

There are variations in the way the REST API is implemented by different data sources that use it. Users must learn the requirements of each data source. The Qlik REST Connector provides connection options to accommodate those varied requirements. To help understand how to use those options, documentation for the REST Connector includes use cases that illustrate how to load data from different REST sources.

Setting up selected REST sources for data loading

Using pagination with selected REST sources

To access data, the user must have authorization with current access credentials to the data source. Once a connection to a REST data source has been created, data can be selected from tables available to the user’s account and then loaded into an app where it can be used in visualizations.

Information noteThis data source is not available in Qlik Sense Business.

Supported REST data types

The REST Connector supports the following data types:

  • JSON data
  • XML data
  • CSV files

Supported REST authentication methods

The REST Connector supports the following authentication methods:

  • Windows authentication
  • Basic and Digest authentication schema
  • X509 certificates

The REST Connector does not support OAuth schema authentication.