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Adding data to the app

You can add data to your app quickly. Open the Data manager and then click Add. You can also click Add data in the menu . You are also prompted to add data when you create a new app. When you are editing a sheet, you can also click Add in the Fields panel to add data.

Information noteThe add data options and data sources that are available to you depend on your Qlik Sense platform and configuration.

Add data view

Add data view


Attached files. Deployments: Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows. Click to attach files to the app, or to view the files that have been attached to the app. You can load data from these files.

Manual entry. Click to create a table in-app and add the data to the app.

File locations

File locations. Deployments: Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows. Provides access to folder locations that your administrator has defined.

My computer. Deployments: Qlik Sense Desktop.

Click to upload a data file, or to add data from a file that has already been uploaded.

Data connections

Deployments: All.

Displays connections that have been created to an external data source. The connection appears after it has been created under Connect to a new data source.

Click a connection to add data to the app.

Data content

Qlik Catalog Service. Platforms: Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows.

Provides access to Qlik Catalog Service QVD sources. Only available if your administrator has created a connection to Qlik Catalog.

Click to add data to the app.

Attach files to this app

Click to attach a file to the app.

Connect to a new data source

Click to create a connection to a new data source.

Add data

Click to add data to an app. The button is enabled after you have created a connection and selected your data to load. You can add data with profiling enabled or disabled. Data profiling is recommended and enabled by default. Click More to disable data profiling.

Which data sources are available to me?

What data source types are available to you depends on a number of factors:

  • Access settings

    Administrator settings determine which types of data sources you can connect to.

  • Installed connectors

    Qlik Sense contains built-in support for many data sources. Built-in connectors are installed automatically by Qlik Sense. To connect to additional data sources you may need to install connectors separately that are specifically for those data sources. Such separately installed connectors are supplied by Qlik or a third party.

  • Local file availability

    Local files on your desktop computer are only available in Qlik Sense Desktop. They are not available for use with a server installation of Qlik Sense.

    Tip noteIf you have local files that you want to load on a server installation of Qlik Sense, you need to attach the files to the app, or transfer the files to a folder available to the Qlik Sense server, preferably a folder that is already defined as a folder data connection.
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