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jmcy2408
Contributor III
Contributor III

Automations - Can it read/write a file, QVD or CSV stored within a space?

Hi,

 

Can Qlik Application Automation read or write files to a shared space?

 

We have a webhook to our project management system for certain events, this webhook then sends a callback to our automation within Qlik to trigger , which in turns using the "Update Variable" block and "Do Reload" block runs an app to use the content of the webhook (json response passed to the app via the variable),, transforms and concatenates the records to an existing QVD to create a project log of sorts for those events.

 

I'm just wondering if the automation itself could be used to write the new lines directly to the QVD without the need for an app?  It already has the ability to read and create files elsewhere, ie Dropbox,Google Cloud Storage etc can't we add Qlik Cloud Services/Spaces to this list?

 

I did look at using the HTTP connector and using the item path within the Qlik space but that didn't work.

 

Thanks

John

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Vinay_B
Support
Support

Hi @jmcy2408,

 

Unfortunately no we can't do this today. There is an update for file handling on the roadmap which will provide the necessary functionality on the automations side. But we would still rely on the datafiles API which will be made public after few more stability tests.

 

Please feel free to tag it on our Ideation page for better visibility.

 

https://community.qlik.com/t5/Product-Insight-Blog/Getting-Started-with-Ideas/ba-p/1684011

 

Thank you!

 

 

If this resolves your query, please click on "Accept as Solution" for confirmation. Thanks!

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Vinay_B
Support
Support

Hi @jmcy2408,

 

Unfortunately no we can't do this today. There is an update for file handling on the roadmap which will provide the necessary functionality on the automations side. But we would still rely on the datafiles API which will be made public after few more stability tests.

 

Please feel free to tag it on our Ideation page for better visibility.

 

https://community.qlik.com/t5/Product-Insight-Blog/Getting-Started-with-Ideas/ba-p/1684011

 

Thank you!

 

 

If this resolves your query, please click on "Accept as Solution" for confirmation. Thanks!
blaise
Partner - Specialist
Partner - Specialist

a bit of topic but can you share some more info on how you set the variable in an App to the JSON response? I tried this before but had issues with adding even a simple JSON to the variable - most likely because of the " character. 
So any pointer on how you set the qs app variable to a JSON string would be much helpful.

lachlanwcast
Partner - Contributor III
Partner - Contributor III

a year later - is there any update on this?

Very frustrating not being able to actually save any data back into it's own product - its very convoluted trying to use 3rd party storage locations like S3, when all we want to do is be able to read in/save to QVD files within Qlik