Skip to main content Skip to complementary content

Working with entities

The endpoints described in this section are generic and can be used with different entities. You call these endpoints by specifying the type of entity you want to manipulate.


When communicating directly with the QRS API, the URL is as follows:

https://<QRS machine name>:4242/<path>

Connecting to the QRS API

To call a path, replace <path> with a proper path, such as:


In this example, the Get count path is used.

Get count

In the path, replace [type] with a proper entity type:


In this example, the user entity type is used.

Optionally, filter the returned entities:

/qrs/user/count?filter=Name eq 'Joe Smith'

In this example, only users named “Joe Smith” are included.

Optional parameters

This means that the URL becomes:

https://<QRS machine name>:4242/qrs/user/count?filter=Name eq 'Joe Smith'

Information noteCalls to the QRS API must include Xrfkey headers. See Using Xrfkey headers for information on how to apply the headers.
Tip noteMany JSON structs in the Qlik Sense Repository Service (QRS) API include the modifiedDate property, which is used to avoid conflicts in the repository database. For example, when updating an entity, leave the modifiedDate property unchanged. If the modifiedDate property for the updated entity differs from the modifiedDate property for the entity in the QRS, there is a conflict (that is, the entity in the QRS has already been updated by someone else).

Did this page help you?

If you find any issues with this page or its content – a typo, a missing step, or a technical error – let us know how we can improve!