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UI: Navigation

Switching Modules

Select from the module pane to the left of the grids to switch between modules.

Moving Through Modules


Search for Qlik Data Catalystobjects:

  • Search field indicates what level source will be searched (Sources, Entity, or Fields)
  • Search is case insensitive
  • Fuzzy search is enabled

Searching Sources, Entities, or Fields


Change what is seen on the Qlik Data Catalyst view:

  • Check the desired field to populate it in the view
  • Uncheck the field to remove it from the view
  • Customize screen display to find relevant metadata quickly
  • Use Profile settings to set preferences by grid
  • Filter options are module-specific (below are specific to the Discover module)

Customizing grid view

Page navigation

Horizontal Scroll: More object attributes can be seen by scrolling horizontally where all columns do not fit on the screen. The horizontal scroll bar is at the bottom of the screen; right and left keyboard arrows will also display more columns.

Vertical Scroll: The vertical scroll bar will display more rows. Use the page scroll to access the next or previous pages.

Page Scroll: Scroll forward or backward to other pages, from the start to the end of the dataset.

Navigation through a page

Object hierarchy: Drill-in

At the highest level, Source Hierarchies contain Sources. Source Hierarchies can include various source types, such as XML and Mainframe, which can be saved to the same hierarchy.

Sources contain Entities or QVDs originating from the same parent source and sharing upstream lineage and connection information. Sources are of type: QVD, JDBC, File, Mainframe, JSON, or XML.

Entities contain Fields, defined by unique structural and qualitative metadata.

  • Hierarchy --> Sources
  • Source --> Entities
  • Entity --> Fields

Select name of Source Hierarchy to view its Sources.

Source hierarchy

From Sources tab, select the eye icon to view Entities within that Source.

Source entities

From Entities tab, select Fields.

Entities options

From Fields tab:

Select the pencil icon to view Properties.

Select the hive icon to view Sample Data.

Click More to View/Edit Metadata, Blog, Lineage, and Profile Metrics.

Field Options



UI icon description


Actions: select available actions


Edit: view or edit metadata

Entity icon in Dataset

Filter:   on available criteria

Data Hive: (view sample data)

Refresh: data, logs, object

Search: enter search term

Source Hierarchy

Source icon in Dataset

View: display other object-level