Load Metadata from Qlik Sense

Last modified: March 27, 2020

Use the Qlik Sense Loader to upload metadata to Alteryx Connect from specified Qlik Sense files.

Review Loader Requirements

The Alteryx Connect Loaders must be installed on the machine where Alteryx Server is installed. To install the loaders:

  1. Download the loaders installer. For compatibility, the Loaders installer version must match the Alteryx Connect version.
  2. Run the installer as an administrator.

Open the Loader

  1. Open Alteryx Designer.
  2. Click Help > Sample Workflows > Alteryx Connect Metadata Loaders > Qlik Sense Loader > Qlik Sense Loader.

Run the App

  1. Click Run as Analytic App Run as analytic app button.

  2. In the Qlik Sense tab:

    • Enter the URL for your Qlik Sense Server.
    • Choose an authentication method:
      • Authentication header: Enter your Virtual Proxy Prefix, Header name, and User. See Qlik Authentication header for more information.
      • Windows credentials: Type your Domain name, Username, and Password.
      • Logged in user: Select when working from the machine that the Qlik Sense Server is installed to.
  3. In the Alteryx Connect tab, type the URL for your Alteryx Connect instance and your credentials. 

  4. Before running the app, click Save button and save the app configuration to the following directory: 

    The .yxwv app values file is used for scheduling the loader to run in the Gallery. See Schedule Metadata Loaders.

  5. Click Finish to run the app.
    • If the run succeeds, "Success" appears in the App Results window.
    • If the run fails, a "There were Errors" message appears.

    Depending on how much metadata is being imported, the app can take a long time to run.

View the Metadata

  1. Go to the Alteryx Connect URL and log in.
  2. From the main menu, click Reports.
  3. Select a folder to view its contents.
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