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Creating apps in the cloud hub

Apps can be added to the cloud hub by creating new apps, duplicating existing apps, or uploading exported apps.

Any cloud hub member with the professional license can create apps in the cloud hub.

Creating a new app

You can create apps by clicking Create and then Create app. When you create a new app, you can specify the destination space of the app. By default, apps are added to current space.

Duplicating apps in the cloud hub

You can duplicate any app you have access to by clicking More on the app and selecting Duplicate. The duplicate can be modified: you can add different data or edit sheets.

Duplicating apps has several uses. For example, you can copy an app to use it as a template. You can also duplicate apps as a form of version control, and store older ones a space created for archival purposes.

Duplicated apps keep the original data sources and data. If you did not create the original data sources used in the app, you will have to recreate data sources in the app.

Information note

If you duplicate an app published to the cloud hub from Qlik Sense Enterprise, the data sources in the app may not be supported for apps in the cloud hub. You will not be able to reload data. You can change the data sources in a duplicated app, however.

Uploading apps to the cloud hub

You can upload an app you exported from the cloud hub or another Qlik Sense version into the cloud hub.

You can upload apps by clicking Create, then Upload app, and then adding your app .qvf file to Upload apps. You can upload multiple apps at once.

After uploading the app, you need to add data sources to the uploaded app.

You can continue working on the app. If the app is ready, share the app with your cloud hub users, or move the app to a shared space.

Information note

Apps uploaded into the cloud hub must be from Qlik Sense 3.1 or later.

On-Demand apps are not supported for upload to the cloud hub.

Preparing apps from other versions of Qlik Sense for upload

While the cloud hub supports uploading apps from other versions of Qlik Sense, there are limitations:

  • Uploaded apps cannot exceed 500 MB in size.
  • Uploaded apps include data already loaded into the app, but the data sources are removed. If you want to reload attached files and data connections, you will need to re-add them. Ensure you have the information to add the connections to your app again.

  • Uploaded apps do not include any community or private sheets. You need to approve all sheets and stories you want to keep as base sheets and stories before you export the app.
  • Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes cloud hub apps only support the visualization bundle and dashboard bundle extensions. Unsupported extensions will be marked invalid once an app is uploaded.

Adding data and content to apps in cloud hub

Once you create your new app, you need to add data. For information on managing data in an app, see Managing data.

After you add data, you can create sheets, stories, and visualizations. Apps in the cloud hub have the following limitations:

  • You cannot export sheets as images, PDFs, or Excel sheets.
  • You do not have access to precedent based learning with Insights.
  • Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes cloud hub supports Dashboard bundle controls and Visualization bundle charts. It does not support third-party extensions.

Sheets, stories, and bookmarks in your app are private until you make them public. For more information, see Granting access to sheets, bookmarks, and stories.

For more information on creating sheets and visualizations, see: Creating and editing visualizations.

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