A Qlik Sense app is a collection of reusable data items (measures, dimensions and visualizations), sheets and stories. It is a self-contained entity that includes the data to analyze in a structured data model.

The purpose of an app is to let you and others make data discoveries and decisions using data visualizations and making selections.

Building blocks of an app.

Building blocks of an app


Data load script You use a data load script to load data into the app. The script connects to a data source (database, Excel sheet, etc.) and retrieves the data.

Använda Dataimport

Data model The loaded data is structured in a data model. You edit the data load script and reload the data to build the data model you find is best suitable for your app.

Visa datamodellen


Measures are calculations for use in visualizations. Mått skapas från ett uttryck som är sammansatt av aggregeringsfunktioner, exempelvis Sum eller Max, i kombination med ett eller flera fält.


Använda uttryck i visualiseringar


Dimensions are fields for use in visualizations. Dimensioner avgör hur data i en visualisering grupperas – exempelvis försäljning totalt per land eller antal produkter per leverantör.



Structure and visuals

Sheets Sheets include data visualizations, such as charts and tables. You create a structure in the app by grouping visualizations with different purposes on different sheets.

Strukturera en app med hjälp av ark

Bookmarks Bookmarks are shortcuts to a certain set of selections on a particular sheet.

Skapa bokmärken för val

Stories Stories are based on snapshots of visualizations. You present your data by creating a story that guides you to new insights by combining snapshots of data at specific times and selection states.

Data Storytelling

More about apps

The app makes it possible for people to create new visualizations based on any questions they might have, for example by using dimensions and measures that are defined in the app, thus further developing the app for personal use or to share with others.

Whoever creates an app is automatically designated as its owner. An app can be re-used, modified and shared with others, depending on access rights. Different actions can be carried out depending on if the app is published or not.

Observera: The .qvf file format is a proprietary format.
Observera: In Qlik Sense Desktop, apps are typically stored in <user>\Documents\Qlik\Sense\Apps, as <Appname>.qvf, where <Appname> is the name of the app.