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Importing apps

You can import an app if your browser supports HTML5 upload. App properties, such as custom attributes, are included when an app is uploaded.

Do the following:

  1. Open the QMC: https://<QPS server name>/qmc

  2. Select Apps on the QMC start page or from the Start Arrow down drop-down menu to display the overview.

  3. Click Create newImport in the action bar.

    The Import app dialog opens.

  4. Select a file to import.

  5. Browse to the app (qvf file) you want to import and click Open.

    Information noteIf the app includes an image with a long file name, so that the full path to the image is longer than 260 characters, the import will fail. Reduce the image file name if the path is too long.

    The browse dialog closes and the name of the qvf file is displayed in the App name field in the Import app dialog.

    You can change the name of the app in the App name field. If the App name is not unique, a message is displayed with information on how many apps that already have this name.

    Information noteIf the name of a data connection in the imported app is the same as the name of an existing data connection, the data connection will not be imported. This means that the imported app will use the existing data connection with an identical name, not the data connection in the imported app.
  6. If you want to replace an app, select Replace existing app, select an app to replace, and optionally choose to import the app without data.

    For more information about replacing apps, see Replacing apps.

  7. Click Import in the dialog.

    The Ongoing transports dialog opens. Any other transports you have initiated are also displayed in the dialog.

    • A spinner is displayed during the file import.

    • Click Cancel to cancel the import.

      Warning and Aborted are displayed and the import stops.

    • Click OK to remove a failed item Warning.

      The item is removed from the Ongoing transports dialog.

    When the app is imported, is displayed and the app is added to the Apps overview. When all your transports have finished successfully, the Ongoing transports dialog closes. If there are any failed transports, the dialog is displayed until the overview page is refreshed.

    Information noteWhen importing an app to a server, or exporting an app from a server, related content that is not stored in the QVF file, such as images, is also moved. The related content is stored in a separate folder: %ProgramData%\Qlik\Sense\Repository\AppContent\<App ID>. Each app has its own app content folder, with the app ID as the folder name.
Information noteBecause of how the synchronization of data works in multi-node sites, apps containing images may display broken thumbnails or images inside the apps if opened right after being duplicated or imported. The broken images are restored when the synchronization is complete. To check if the images have been restored, refresh the browser window.

Moving apps with ODBC data connections

When you move an app between Qlik Sense sites or Qlik Sense Desktop installations, data connections are not included. If the app contains ODBC data connections, you must create new connections, or use the ones that already exist at the new site. You also need to make sure that the related ODBC data sources exist on the new deployment. The ODBC data sources need to be named and configured identically, and point to the same databases or files.

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