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Analytic connections

Use external calculations in Qlik Sense

Information noteThis functionality is not available in Qlik Sense SaaS.

A server-side extension (SSE) allows you to leverage the power of external calculation engines, such as Python, R and many other languages, in Qlik Sense. When you use an SSE plugin, Qlik Sense sends the data (associated with the current selections) through an analytic connection to the plugin. The SSE plugin does the calculation of the expression, and passes the result back to Qlik Sense.

You can use externally calculated expressions in:

  • data load scripts
  • chart expressions

Create a new analytic connection

Configure an analytic connection to a server-side extension (SSE) plugin in QMC, or use the QRS API.

Creating an analytic connection

Analytic connection: Create

Build a plugin

Build an SSE plugin using our open source repository to expose external functionality to Qlik Sense.

SSE protocol repository

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