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Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS: Third-party extensions cannot be exported

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Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS: Third-party extensions cannot be exported

Third-party extensions cannot be exported in Qlik Sense Business/Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS.


  • Qlik Sense Business
  • Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS


At the moment, the fact that third-party extensions are not allowed for export has been a conscious decision.

Qlik is working on removing this restriction, but it will require a deeper analysis and a decision at Legal/Architectural/Product Management levels.


The current status of the work to resolve this issue is in development, but there is no timeframe for release.


Here is additional detail for context:

  • Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS uses a different mechanism for printing and exporting content than Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows.
  • In Qlik Sense SaaS a reporting service REST API is used to process these requests.
  • 3rd-party visualizations (those not supported natively by Qlik) are not exportable through this service for security reasons.
  • The way the export / extract process works in Qlik Sense SaaS is it runs the visualization code in a microservice.
    • It was discovered in security testing that 3rd party extensions (i.e. 3rd party code) executed in this service may contain malicious code that could attack the system and have a material impact on the customer's Qlik Sense instance and Qlik Sense on Cloud Services as a whole.
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It appears data downloads now work in SaaS for 3rd party extensions.  @Sonja_Bauernfeind , can you confirm?

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Hello @CoryC 

This has not been implemented at this stage. 

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‎2021-02-23 04:16 AM
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