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App: Export app

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This API is extremely reliable and will not be broken unless absolutely necessary.

Method (step 1)




Method (step 2)





Exporting an app is a two-step process using POST and GET methods.

Start an export of an existing app, identified by {id}, with the POST method. The export operation itself is identified by {token}, which can be used to cancel an ongoing export; see App: Export app (cancel). The {token} is supplied by the caller and can be any random UUID, which is used as a reference to the ongoing export in the event that the caller wants to cancel it. Start the second step of the export process by specifying the GET method with the actual URI (value of downloadPath) returned in the first step. Note that this call is a potentially long-running operation, dependent primarily on the size of the app and general system load.

Information note An exported app can only be downloaded once, and with the default access rules, it can only be downloaded by the user that initiated the export.

Body (step 1)


Return value (step 1)

{ "exportToken": "060dcbca-4782-4f99-a7c4-767190e85355", "appId": "060dcbca-4782-4f99-a7c4-767190e85358", "downloadPath": "/tempcontent/657496a4-21d9-47c7-85f1-e69d8c70085e/ Operations%20Monitor.qvf?serverNodeId=d064a20b-b0a4-4bad-8b21-0535a1e2cb7b", "cancelled": false, "schemaPath": "AppExportResponse" }

By default, downloadPath is set to C:\ProgramData\Qlik\Sense\Repository\TempContent\...

Body (step 2)


Return value (step 2)

.qvf file

Optional parameters

  • {skipData}: If set to true, the loaded app data will not be included in the exported app. The default value is false.

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