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johngouws
Partner - Specialist
Partner - Specialist

Backup Qlik Sense Business Libraries (Data Connections)

Good morning. 

I am trying to find a way to make backups of my Data Connections. In particular the more complex REST connectors. I am  hoping there is a way better than making screen shots! 

Thank you. 

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Andrei_Cusnir
Specialist
Specialist

Hello,

 

If my understanding is correct you would like to be able to go to "Menu > Management Console > Data content > Data connection" and then export connection details, so you could be able to import again.

 

In that case, it seems that your use case scenario is not supported at the moment. For example you can check the official documentation page "Managing data connections" [1] and there you will see that you have the options to:

  • Moving data connections
  • Ownership when moving data connections
  • Deleting data connections
  • etc.

 

Also you can see that I have a couple of connection setup:

 

And the only options are:

 

As you can see, there are not any options to export the details of the connection in the Management Console nor when you actually create the connection. I would recommend to open a feature request [2] and elaborate in detail as to why this option would be beneficial for you and other users.

 

As a workaround, instead of taking screenshots, perhaps you can create a MS Office Document and copy paste all the configurations to have it as a template. Then for every REST connection that you make, you can duplicate the template document and fill in the details with different color to better distinguish them later.

 

I hope that this information was helpful. In case I have misunderstood the use case scenario, please elaborate in details by providing additional information. However, if it has helped you resolve the issue, addressed your concerns or at least pointed you in the right direction, please mark it as Accepted Solution to give further visibility to other community members. 
 

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[1] https://help.qlik.com/en-US/cloud-services/Subsystems/Hub/Content/Sense_Hub/Admin/mc-administer-data...

[2] https://community.qlik.com/t5/Knowledge-Base/How-To-Submit-Feature-Requests-For-Qlik-Products/ta-p/1...

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Andrei_Cusnir
Specialist
Specialist

Hello,

 

Perhaps you can follow these steps:

 

APIs:

CLI:

  • You can try checking the "App connection" [2]
  • Where: qlik app connection ls should give you all the connections and their IDs
  • And: qlik app connection get <connection-id> should give you the connection details

 

I hope that this information is helpful.

---

[1] https://qlik.dev/apis/rest/data-connections/#%23%2Fentries%2Fv1%2Fdata-connections-get

[2] https://qlik.dev/libraries-and-tools/qlik-cli/app-connection

 

Help users find answers! Don't forget to mark a solution that worked for you! 🙂

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Andrei_Cusnir
Specialist
Specialist

Hello,

 

If my understanding is correct you would like to be able to go to "Menu > Management Console > Data content > Data connection" and then export connection details, so you could be able to import again.

 

In that case, it seems that your use case scenario is not supported at the moment. For example you can check the official documentation page "Managing data connections" [1] and there you will see that you have the options to:

  • Moving data connections
  • Ownership when moving data connections
  • Deleting data connections
  • etc.

 

Also you can see that I have a couple of connection setup:

 

And the only options are:

 

As you can see, there are not any options to export the details of the connection in the Management Console nor when you actually create the connection. I would recommend to open a feature request [2] and elaborate in detail as to why this option would be beneficial for you and other users.

 

As a workaround, instead of taking screenshots, perhaps you can create a MS Office Document and copy paste all the configurations to have it as a template. Then for every REST connection that you make, you can duplicate the template document and fill in the details with different color to better distinguish them later.

 

I hope that this information was helpful. In case I have misunderstood the use case scenario, please elaborate in details by providing additional information. However, if it has helped you resolve the issue, addressed your concerns or at least pointed you in the right direction, please mark it as Accepted Solution to give further visibility to other community members. 
 

---

[1] https://help.qlik.com/en-US/cloud-services/Subsystems/Hub/Content/Sense_Hub/Admin/mc-administer-data...

[2] https://community.qlik.com/t5/Knowledge-Base/How-To-Submit-Feature-Requests-For-Qlik-Products/ta-p/1...

Help users find answers! Don't forget to mark a solution that worked for you! 🙂
johngouws
Partner - Specialist
Partner - Specialist
Author

Hello. 

Your understanding of what I would like to do is correct. I am not worried about the straight forward connections, but the REST connectors that use various parameters. 

At the moment I am replicating the REST connection content into a Word document, but thought there may be a way to back them up via CLI? 

Thank you. 

Andrei_Cusnir
Specialist
Specialist

Hello,

 

Perhaps you can follow these steps:

 

APIs:

CLI:

  • You can try checking the "App connection" [2]
  • Where: qlik app connection ls should give you all the connections and their IDs
  • And: qlik app connection get <connection-id> should give you the connection details

 

I hope that this information is helpful.

---

[1] https://qlik.dev/apis/rest/data-connections/#%23%2Fentries%2Fv1%2Fdata-connections-get

[2] https://qlik.dev/libraries-and-tools/qlik-cli/app-connection

 

Help users find answers! Don't forget to mark a solution that worked for you! 🙂