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Custom connectors

Information noteThis functionality is not available in Qlik Sense SaaS.
Information noteData connections using custom connectors are only available in the data load editor. They cannot be accessed by the Qlik Sense Data manager.

Get started

You can either create a custom connector from scratch:

Getting started with the QVX SDK

Or you can use examples as a base for it:

QvEventLogConnectorElaborate

QvFacebookConnector

QVX SDK - API reference

Access the complete QVX API reference documentation.

QVX SDK and custom connectors

The QVX SDK includes an interface used for developing custom connectors in QlikView and Qlik Sense. A QVX formatted file contains metadata describing a table of data and the actual data.

A custom connector can work in either of two ways:

  • It can reply to requests from QlikView or Qlik Sense to connect to a data source, retrieve data, and then stream QVX formatted data back.
  • Alternatively, it can run as a standalone application and create a QVX file to be loaded into QlikView or Qlik Sense later on.