Amazon S3

The Qlik Amazon S3 connector lets you fetch your stored data from Amazon S3 buckets.

Warning: The Amazon S3 Connector is still in development, and is currently only available to Qlik Cloud Services and Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes deployments.

Ways to access your data

To access your Amazon S3 data, you will need to authenticate the connector with your Amazon S3 access key, secret key, region and bucket name.

Warning: When selecting an Amazon S3 bucket location, note that geographic distance between your hosted Qlik Sense environment and the bucket hosting may have an impact on download/upload performance.
For example, a Qlik Sense deployment in the North American region may have significantly slower download/upload speeds when connecting to an Amazon S3 bucket in the Asia-Pacific region.

Loading data

Data can be loaded from Amazon S3 by authoring load scripts, which will connect a specific hosted file using LOAD FROM.

Syntax: Loading a hosted file

FROM [lib://S3Connection1/myFile1.csv]
(txt, utf8, no labels, delimiter is ',', msq);

S3Connection1 in this example is the name of the Amazon S3 connection.

Reference - Amazon S3 documentation

You can refer to the Amazon S3 API documentation to learn more about the requirements and restriction imposed by the Amazon S3 REST API.

Amazon S3 REST API Introduction


You receive generic access error messages

There are multiple generic access error messages: "cannot open file", "no fields to load", etc. that can occur.

Possible cause  

You have incorrectly entered Amazon S3 credentials or file/bucket information.

Proposed action  

Ensure that your Amazon S3 account credentials have been correctly entered:

  • Check that your Amazon S3 access key, secret key, region and bucket name are accurately entered in your connector configuration.
  • Check that your load script correctly references your connection name, file name, file path, and file formatting information.
  • Ensure that the file is available in your Amazon S3 instance at the specified file path.

You receive an error message that you have reached the API rate limit

Possible cause  

You have exceeded the API limits that are imposed on Qlik Web Connectors by the Amazon S3 API.

Proposed action  

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 Amazon S3-based application at a time.
  • Ensure that loops in your script that make API calls will not result in infinite loops.

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