Adding apps to the cloud hub

You can add, edit, and share apps directly in the cloud hub.

Apps can be added in the cloud hub by users with the professional role. Cloud hub members can view and interact with shared apps. They cannot add community content such as sheets and stories to shared apps unless the app is in a shared space to which they have edit access.


Apps made in Qlik Sense Enterprise and published to the cloud hub cannot be edited or shared within the cloud hub. If you want to edit these apps in the cloud hub, you should export the apps from the QMC and import them into the cloud hub.

There are different ways of developing apps and sharing them in your cloud hub. Here is a sample app lifecycle:

  1. Add your app to the cloud hub

    You can create a new app and develop it in the cloud hub. If you own an app in the cloud hub that you want to use as a template, you can duplicate that app and then edit the copy. You can also import an app exported from another deployment of Qlik Sense.

    For more information, see Creating apps in the cloud hub

    If you want to develop the app collaboratively, you can add the app to a shared space. For a sample spaces workflow, see Working with others in the cloud hub.

  2. Add data and develop your app

    If you created a new app, you can add data sources, build your data model, and then create sheets and stories.

    If you copied an app, you can change the data sources, revise the data model, and then edit the sheets and stories. If you duplicate an app containing data sources you do not own, you will need to add those sources.

    If you uploaded an app, you need to add the original data sources to the app again. You can also add new data sources and change the content.

    Your sheets and stories are private until you make them public. When your sheets and stories are finished, make them public them so other users will be able to see them.

  3. Create a data reload schedule

    You can create scheduled reloads of your app data to make sure your visualizations reflect the most up to date information.

    Reloading app data in the cloud hub

  4. Share your app with other members

    You can share your personal app with members of your cloud hub. They can view the app, but they cannot edit the app. If you want other members to be able to edit your app, you can move the app to a shared space and add those members to the space.

    Sharing apps in the cloud hub

    Working with others in the cloud hub

  5. Update your app

    As app owner, you may receive feedback from your app users. A shared app can be updated at any time. You can make sheets and stories private again to work on them further. You can make changes to the data model.

  6. Retire an app in the cloud hub

    When the app is no longer required, you can delete it from the cloud hub.

    Deleting apps in the cloud hub

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