Friday 17 October 2014

Connect to your Qlik Sense Repository

There are many reasons why you might want to connect to your Qlik Sense repository.  For example, you may want to create a Qlik Sense application that lists all the applications and objects, along with current publication status.

It is quite easy to connect as it is hosted, by default, in a PostgreSQL database.

First thing that you will need is the download of the PostgreSQL ODBC drivers from: - there are both 32 bit and 64 bit versions available.

Once you have installed the driver, you can configure the ODBC connection:

The things that you will need to know are:

Database - QSR
Server - wherever the repository database is installed.
Port - 4432 (not the default of 5432)
User Name - postgres
Password - the password that you provided on installation.

That should be good to go.

For a good tool to browse the database, pgAdmin III is a winner:

Stephen Redmond is author of QlikView Server and Publisher and the QlikView for Developer's Cookbook
He is CTO of CapricornVentis a QlikView Elite Partner. We are always looking for the right people to join our team.
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  1. the connection went well, but after that the qlik sense show me the tables but not de data

  2. did'nt work in my test environment :-(

  3. Works very well for me. Thanks!


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