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Updating a data source in Qlik Sense Cloud

I'm trialing your software to see if it meets our business needs. Here is what I have created so far:

1. Under Sense Cloud, I have uploaded an excel sheet

2. Created a new app

3. Loaded the excel sheet as a data source

4. Created a sheet with a simple bar chart visualization

Now here's where things do not go as expected:

5. Go back into Sense Cloud and reupload the excel file with new data - same named file, no column changes

6. Check the chart visualization and there's *no change*

What didn't my chart update automatically?

Thanks

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shl
Contributor

Re: Updating a data source in Qlik Sense Cloud

Hi Jake,

Thank you for checking out Qlik Sense through Qlik Sense Cloud!

We do not automatically refresh data when you upload a new version of a source file.  This is by design.  Most apps contain data from multiple locations and it would not be efficient to kick off multiple refreshes while a user is continuing to get their latest data.

If you wish, you have access to a 14 day trial of Qlik Sense Cloud Business, which offers scheduled reloads.  You can define the time of day you wish a refresh to occur, and the latest files will be incorporated into the reload script execution.  This becomes more interesting when you are also connecting to applications.  We have released a connector to sf.com and will soon make our REST, DropBox, and the first 3 web connectors Generally Available within this subscription level.  There are also menu options to "refresh now".

Alternatively in our free/never expires accounts, you simply open the app and re-run the Load and then use the updated version of your app immediately.

Feel free to reach out with any additional questions!

Sarah Kohler

Director, Product Mgmt, Qlik Cloud

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Employee
Employee

Re: Updating a data source in Qlik Sense Cloud

Hello Jake,

Thanks for your questions and joining the community.

Are you uploading the data to the file location - or are you attaching the file to the app. There is a difference here. "Attached files" are a part of the app - files that are uploaded / imported are referenced when using the default folder / file connector.

Let us know - happy to help.

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Re: Updating a data source in Qlik Sense Cloud

I imported the file under "My Data Files", then used the file within the app.

Within the app I go to add data, then use the file under "Connections".

Employee
Employee

Re: Updating a data source in Qlik Sense Cloud

Perfect - I have seen this occur to me as well and I was told they fixed this. I will inquire and get back to you as soon as I hear something.

Regards,
Mike Tarallo
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Employee
Employee

Re: Updating a data source in Qlik Sense Cloud

sorry - hit reply too soon. Just checking - after you upload / over write the data file - you go back to the app and reload the data correct?

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Mike Tarallo
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Re: Updating a data source in Qlik Sense Cloud

No, I did not. My expectation would have been that an update to the underlying file would have triggered an update to the graphs within the app. Does that not happen automatically?

I believe I read a post on this that you have to reload it manually, but an enterprise version does this automatically. Is that correct? If so, I was really hoping to trial the full capabilities as I am trying to see if this does a better job at auto updating my charts than Klipfolio.

Thanks

shl
Contributor

Re: Updating a data source in Qlik Sense Cloud

Hi Jake,

Thank you for checking out Qlik Sense through Qlik Sense Cloud!

We do not automatically refresh data when you upload a new version of a source file.  This is by design.  Most apps contain data from multiple locations and it would not be efficient to kick off multiple refreshes while a user is continuing to get their latest data.

If you wish, you have access to a 14 day trial of Qlik Sense Cloud Business, which offers scheduled reloads.  You can define the time of day you wish a refresh to occur, and the latest files will be incorporated into the reload script execution.  This becomes more interesting when you are also connecting to applications.  We have released a connector to sf.com and will soon make our REST, DropBox, and the first 3 web connectors Generally Available within this subscription level.  There are also menu options to "refresh now".

Alternatively in our free/never expires accounts, you simply open the app and re-run the Load and then use the updated version of your app immediately.

Feel free to reach out with any additional questions!

Sarah Kohler

Director, Product Mgmt, Qlik Cloud

Employee
Employee

Re: Updating a data source in Qlik Sense Cloud

Thanks Jake and Sarah -

@Jake - please let me know how you are doing and if there is anything else we can do to help.

I believe I read a post on this that you have to reload it manually, but an enterprise version does this automatically. Is that correct?

Just to address this question - there is a task scheduler available in the Qlik Management Console (QMC) which comes with Enterprise. You can schedule tasks to perform certain reload actions for apps. With Qlik Sense Cloud Business - there is a light admin interface that allows you to schedule a refresh for your app. You can see more in this video - let me know how you do.

Qlik Sense Cloud Business - Orientation - you can see this around the 10:52 min mark but I suggest you watch the entire video if you have not seen it already.

More videos here:

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Michael Tarallo (@mtarallo) | Twitter

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Mike Tarallo
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fkeuroglianim
New Contributor

Re: Updating a data source in Qlik Sense Cloud

Hi Jake, how are you?

One question about the reload in qlikcloud business that you comment, what is the time zone that appear in the qlikcloud to set the reload time?(see the image)

Thanks a lot

Fernando

Employee
Employee

Re: Updating a data source in Qlik Sense Cloud

Hi Fernando,

Timezone is Your local timezone (eg Your computers timezone).

Best Regards

Lucke

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