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Comparing Qlik Sense Client-Managed to Qlik Cloud

Qlik Sense is available as a client-managed or a Qlik Cloud solution. It can be deployed on Microsoft Windows or Qlik Cloud infrastructure. There are slight feature differences between these platforms.

The client-managed version of Qlik Sense is available on Microsoft Windows. Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud.

Organizing apps in the cloud hub

Apps in the cloud hub can be tagged so that related apps can be viewed together. You can tag apps and create collections based on these tags. If another user can view an app, they can view all tags on the app. However, to add tags to an app you must have edit permission on the app.

Developing apps collaboratively in shared spaces


You develop apps collaboratively in a stream. Users with edit permissions in a stream can add private sheets, stories, and bookmarks to your published app. They can publish these items to make them available to other users in the app. These community items can be approved by the app owners to be included in the base items of the app. Base items are included when the app is copied or downloaded by other users.

Qlik Cloud

You develop apps collaboratively in a space. Users with edit permissions in a shared space can add private sheets, stories, and bookmarks to an app in a space. Users with edit permissions can then make their sheets, stories, and bookmarks public. Rather than being added to a community section for approval, these items are added directly to the public items of the app and are included when the app is copied or exported. Any user with edit permission in a space can take ownership of a public item to work on it further, by making it private.

Reloading apps in the hub


If you want to schedule reloads for your apps, you or your administrator needs to create a reload task in the Qlik Management Console (QMC). You can also reload apps directly in the hub.

Qlik Cloud

App owners can both reload and schedule reloads for their apps directly from the cloud hub. Task chains are accomplished using Qlik Application Automation.

Controlling access to apps with spaces


You control access to published apps by publishing them to streams. Streams are created in QMC and access to streams is set in QMC. Published apps have restrictions with how content can be added to it after publishing. Updates to the app can be made by duplicating the app, making changes, and then republishing the app. Sheets can be added to the base sheets of a published app by approving them.

Unpublished apps in Work are only visible to the app creator, and are published to streams when they are complete.

Qlik Cloud

Users can share their own apps directly with other users using shared spaces. Shared apps can be continuously modified and changed by their owner, and published to a managed space.

Users with the Shared Space Creator role can create shared spaces. Unlike streams, users can create shared spaces directly in the cloud hub. Shared spaces provide access control to apps. Users in a shared space are assigned an owner, administrator, editor, or viewer role, which limits the actions they can take both in the space and in apps in the space.

App authoring experience

Apps in Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows have a single authoring experience for creating and editing sheets in apps.

Apps in Qlik Cloud have two authoring experiences for creating apps. The standard sheet editor allows you to quickly build sheets using a smart grid and offers new filtering options for data in visualizations. The advanced sheet editor provides the same authoring experience as in Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows. App creators can switch between the two editing experiences as they work. For more information, see Working with sheets.

API comparison

In many cases APIs are cross-compatible and can be used in both Qlik Sense Client-Managed and Qlik Cloud, without modifications. But there are some differences and exceptions, see: API comparison between products.

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