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Partner - Creator
Partner - Creator

How to share master items between applications ?

The Master Item feature in Qlik Sense allows you to define complex expressions (including Set Analysis calculations for instance) as reusable measures for the end-users.

Currently, the Master Items are defined at application level, and hence, can be shared within the application.

What would be the best way to share these master item definitions between different applications ?

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Partner - Contributor III
Partner - Contributor III

There is no native way to do this in Qlik Sense yet, 

However have recently created a tool that helps you do this by saving Master Items in an excel file. If you're interested check out our Master Item Manager extension on Qlik Branch.

Contributor III
Contributor III

Hi @JonnyPoole 

You gave an example on how to create a variable from a dimension.

How would you load all rows of the Excel file at the same time? (and not just 'Regions')

Thanks for your help.


Partner - Contributor III
Partner - Contributor III

You can use qdevops command from

So you can schedule these commands. Example:

1 - Export the master measures to a file

qdevops -u=node1.txt -m=export,xxxx-x-x-xxx-xxxxx-xx,metrics.txt

2 - Once, measures are stores in vars.txt, just import to the other app (may be other server), you can use a .bat file

qdevops -u=node1.txt -m=import,yyyy-y--yyyy-yyyyyy,metrics.txt
qdevops -u=node2.txt -m=import,2222-22222-222-2222,metrics.txt
qdevops -u=node2.txt -m=import,3333-3333-3333-3333,metrics.txt


Contributor II
Contributor II

I currently have 150 Master Items of KPI's which have similar but slightly different set analysis per region.   A simple find/replace would allow me to updates them as needs change within minutes; however, I'm currently doing this manually in 5+ hours.  I'm happy to find this post and wonder if I export the Master Items, modify the file with find/replace, can I import them back into the same application and overwrite the existing Master Items for my purpose?

Partner - Contributor III
Partner - Contributor III

Hey there, thanks for your inquiry. Yes you definitely can Export the
Master Items, add them to the template file, and re-import them back into
your application!
Just note that he process you are describing may require some slight
modification for the exported Master Items once they are in your template

Let me know if you have any additional questions!