Installing custom themes

When you have created a custom theme, you store it in Qlik Sense as an extension. Zip the JSON file and any additional resources (such as CSS files and image files), and import them into the Qlik Management Console (QMC) as an extension. This enables that security rules can be added in the QMC for controlling which themes specific users have access to.

Installing custom themes in Qlik Sense Desktop

Do the following:

  1. Open a Windows Explorer window and navigate to ..\Users\<UserName>\Documents\Qlik\Sense\Extensions.

  2. Create a new folder and give it a suitable name.

  3. Copy the files that you created or downloaded to the new folder.

    There should be at least one JSON file and one QEXT file, but there can be more files.

  4. Launch Qlik Sense Desktop and open an app.

    Click and then click V to open app options.

    Verify that the custom theme is visible from the App Theme drop-down menu.

Installing custom themes in Qlik Sense

Do the following:

  1. Create a zipped file of the theme project containing all the files.

  2. Open Qlik Management Console.

  3. Select Extensions on the QMC start page or from the Start S drop-down menu to display the overview.

  4. Click P Import at the bottom.

  5. Click Choose File.

  6. Browse to and click the zipped custom theme file that you want to add.
  7. Click Open in the File explorer window.

    Enter the password for the zip file if it is password protected.

  8. Click Import.

    Note: If the name of an extension already exists (or occurs more than once in the zip file), the zip file will not be uploaded. An extension within an extension in the zip file will be accessible in the extensions overview (and stored twice on disk).
    Note: Extensions are saved to ..\ProgramData\Qlik\Sense\Repository\Extensions. The maximum file size is half of the free disk space.
  9. Launch Qlik Sense and open an app.

    Click and then click V to open app options.

    Verify that the custom theme is visible from the App Theme drop-down menu.

Uploading custom themes to Qlik Sense Cloud Business

When you have created a custom theme, you upload the zip file to your group workspace in Qlik Sense Cloud Business. With Administrator privileges, click the settings icon V. You can upload a theme in the Themes tab.

Custom themes are stored in Qlik Sense Cloud Business as extensions and appear in the App Theme drop-down menu.

  1. Create a zipped file of the theme project containing all the files.

  2. In Qlik Sense Cloud Business with Administrator privileges, click settings icon V.
  3. Select the Themes tab.
  4. Click Add a theme.
  5. Drag and drop the compressed zip version of the theme to the Add a theme dialog, or click Choose file.

    Note: You can select to add multiple themes at a time.

    Click Done to close the Add a theme dialog.

  6. Open a Qlik Sense Cloud Business app.

    Click and then click V to open app options.

    Verify that the custom theme is visible from the App Theme drop-down menu.

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