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Office 365 Sharepoint Metadata

The Qlik 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.

Supported offerings

  • Qlik Sense Business
  • Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS
  • Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows
  • Qlik Sense Desktop

Limitations

  • The built-in QlikOffice 365 Sharepoint 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

Information noteWhen selecting the prompt/consent level, if you are an administrator, select Consent. If you are a user and your administrator has already consented on your behalf, select None. This setting may differ depending on the configuration.

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:

Tables that can be loaded
Table Description
SubSites Fetches available subsites from a specified path.
Lists Fetches available lists.
SiteUsers Fetches available users from a specified site.
Groups Fetches available groups.
UsersInGroup Fetches available users in a user group specified by a group ID, which can be retrieved from the Groups table.
UserFromId Fetches user details from a specified user ID.
ListItemsFromID Fetches items from the specified list ID, which can be retrieved using the Lists table.
GetDataFeed Fetches a specified Data Feed.
ListFolders Fetches a list of folders in the specified folder path.
ListFiles 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.

Troubleshooting

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

Possible cause  

You have exceeded the API limits that are imposed by the Sharepoint REST 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 Office 365 Sharepoint-based application at a time.
  • Ensure that loops in your script that make API calls will not result in infinite loops.