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Cataloging tasks in Qlik Catalog


Cataloging tasks in Qlik Catalog

Leveraging Qlik Catalog's powerful cataloging capabilities allows you to gain insights into your data assets and take appropriate action. You can select any Replicate task in Enterprise Manager and catalog all of the target table metadata.

Replicate users may find some of the Qlik Catalog terminology a little confusing at first; for instance, the Replicate target endpoint is referred to as the Source Connection in Qlik Catalog. To lessen the potential for confusion, some of the cataloging terms used in Enterprise Manager differ from those used in Qlik Catalog. While this may seem counter-intuitive at first, it is hoped that using terms that are appropriate within the specific context of each application will actually create a far more intuitive user experience.

Before getting started then, it's important to understand how the cataloging and replication terminology used in Enterprise Manager is reflected in Qlik Catalog.

The table below lists the terms in use by Enterprise Manager and the equivalent term in Qlik Catalog.

Equivalent terms and values
Enterprise Manager Term Catalog Term Enterprise Manager Default Value





Source Connection



Source Hierarchy


Data Asset 



Catalog AD Group Group <The Active Directory group defined in the Qlik Catalog connection settings>
Column Field N/A
Table Entity N/A

Catalog columns

When you configure connectivity to a Qlik Catalog server, the following columns become visible in Tasks View.

  • Cataloged - Indicates whether or not the task is cataloged.
  • Name - The task's data asset (dataset) name in Qlik Catalog.
  • Location - The task's location in the Qlik Catalog hierarchy.
  • Datastore - The task's datastore (source connection) name in Qlik Catalog.
  • AD Group - The Active Directory group in Qlik Catalog under which the task is cataloged.