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Tasks are used to perform a wide variety of operations and can be chained together in just any pattern. The tasks are handled by the Qlik Sense Scheduler Service (QSS). There are four types of tasks:

  • Reload
  • User synchronization
  • External program
  • Distribution

The Tasks overview lists all the available tasks. The following table presents the available fields and buttons. By default, only some of the fields are displayed. You can use the column selector (Table) to add fields.

Tip noteYou can adjust the column width by dragging the header border.
Task properties
Field/Button Description

The name of the task. Click Linked object to display the task chaining summary (only applicable for reload tasks with a task chain trigger applied).

Associated resource

The name of the app or the user directory connector that the task is used on.

Type Type of task:
  • Reload (for app)
  • User synchronization (for user directory connector)
  • External program (triggers a third-party program)
  • Distribution task (triggers app distribution to Qlik Cloud)

Status values: Yes or No.


The status of the task:

More Never started: Task has never been started.

Dimension - Cyclic Triggered: A request has been sent to the scheduler to run the task.

Dimension - Cyclic Started: Task has started.

Waiting Queued: Task is queued and will be started when preceding tasks have been processed. Queuing is controlled by the value of Max concurrent reloads, see Editing schedulers.

Dimension - Cyclic Abort initiated: Manager scheduler has received the abort request but has not started processing it.

Dimension - Cyclic Aborting: Manager scheduler has started processing the abort request.

Abort Aborted: Task has been aborted.

TickSuccess: Task execution was successful.

Close Failed: Task has been sent to worker scheduler for execution but failed to complete. For example, a reload can fail because of missing Read rights to the data connections or an error in the reload script.

More Skipped: Start of the task has been requested, but the task execution has for some reason not started. For example, the task might not be enabled.

Dimension - Cyclic Retrying: Start of the task failed and a new attempt has started.

Close Error: Task has not been successfully sent to worker scheduler for execution and returned an error. For example, an error can occur when there is no available worker scheduler to execute the task, or the application is already being updated by another task.

More Reset: State that the manager scheduler sets to tasks during startup, if their current status is non-terminal, that is, if they have states like Triggered, Started, or Queued, where execution has not yet ended.

Click Info to open a summary of the latest reload or user synchronization tasks.

Task status information

Last execution

The date and time of the last execution of the task. If never executed, no information is displayed.

Next execution

The trigger type that starts the next execution of the task:

  • On task event trigger: The task execution is initiated by the completion of another task.
  • On multiple triggers: The task has more than one trigger applied.
  • The date and time for the next execution of the task is displayed if the task has a scheduled trigger applied.
  • If the field is empty, no trigger is created for the task.
Tags The tags that are connected to the task.
ID The ID of the task.

The date and time when the task was created.

Last modified

The date and time when the task was last modified.

Modified by By whom the task was modified.
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Sort the list ascending or descending. Some columns do not support sorting.

Filter container

Type a string to filter on, or, when available, select a predefined value. All rows that match your filter criteria are displayed. You can filter on multiple columns simultaneously to narrow your search. If a filter is applied to a column, Filter container is displayed.

To remove your criteria, click Actions in the table header bar and select Clear filters and search.

You can combine filtering with searching.

Searching and filtering in the QMC


Options for clearing filter and search, selecting and deselecting all rows, and toggling wrapping.

Information noteThe option Select all rows is applied to the rows that are currently displayed. Any rows that have been filtered out before selecting all rows are disregarded, even if they were selected. The option Deselect all rows is applied to all rows, including those that were filtered out.
Table Column selector: Select which columns to display in the overview. Click Undo to reset to the default columns.

Search – both basic and more advanced searches.

Searching and filtering in the QMC

Dimension - cyclic

Refresh the page.

Edit Edit the selected task.
Delete Delete the selected tasks.
Start Start the selected tasks.
Stop Stop the selected tasks.
Create new Reload task Create a new reload task.
Create new External program task Create a new external program task.
Create newDistribution task Create a new distribution task.
More actions > Enable Enable the selected tasks.
More actions > Disable Disable the selected tasks.
More actions > Duplicate Duplicate the selected reload task. External program tasks, distribution tasks, or user sync tasks cannot be duplicated.
Show more The overview shows a set number of items, by default. To show more items, scroll to the end of the list and click Show more. Searching, sorting, and filtering of items is always done on the full database list of items, not only the items that are displayed.
Tip noteDouble-click an item in the overview to open the resource's edit page. For multiple selections, hold down Ctrl while clicking the items, or drag over the items.

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