Silent patching

When a software patch is available for your Qlik Sense installation, you can use the command line tool to silently install the updates. Patches include software updates and fixes that are applied to the existing Qlik Sense version.

Commands

Use the following commands to silently run patch updates.

Command Description
install Runs a command line-driven install without a user interface. For feedback, see the log files, and the return values.
uninstall Runs a command line-driven uninstall without a user interface. For feedback, see the log files, and the return values.
startservices

Used with [install], or [uninstall], this command determines whether the services should be started automatically or not.

log=[path to logfile] Specifies the location for the patch to writes log files.
unpack=[path] Unpacks the patch contents without installing.
help (or -h, /h, -?, /?) Opens the help dialog.

To troubleshoot silent patching, start by examining the installation log files. The default location of the log files is: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Temp.

Example

The following command is an example of the syntax you can use for running a patch update file:

Qlik_Sense_update.exe install startservices

This command installs the update, and restores the services to the same state they were in before the update.