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How to access another extension's layout from my extension?

Hi,

I am fairly new to Qlik Sense Extension Development. I want to be able to access the "qHyperCube" of another extension that is present on the screen.

How could I do this ? Also, if there is any documentation that supports the same, would be great if anyone could share it.

Thanks!

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valeriepetrie
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Re: How to access another extension's layout from my extension?

Hi - I am developing a qlik sense extension that will provide feedback information on the current sheet selections and meta data. Ideally I would like to include some of the properties settings from other extensions being used on the sheet. My search for assistance led me here. My question is very similar - is it possible to access properties of one extension from another?

Re: How to access another extension's layout from my extension?

I would be surprised if this is possible.

But if it can somehow be frigged to do this I would strongly advise against having one extension being dependent on another as this would be digging yourself into an ongoing development & support nightmare hole.

Notwithstanding the above I am unclear about the reason for wishing to do this, could you advise.

valeriepetrie
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Re: How to access another extension's layout from my extension?

When an end-user asks a support question, the feedback extension would list their app/sheet/user details and data selections. In some apps it may be useful to know other extension's property values.

Re: How to access another extension's layout from my extension?

Aah!!  You should be able get all that info via Qlik API calls or vanilla javascript

  • App name should be in App Layout in the qTitle property
  • You can certainly get the Sheet ID that one would hope one could derive the sheet name from
  • AD user should be derivable via javascript
  • The Qlik API getList method could be an option to return the current selections


I have never personally done what you are hoping to do but it all sounds viable and the Qlik API's are well documented.


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