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un-published apps owned by sa_repository

I have a number of apps that are owned by sa_repository and NOT published.

I was doing some house cleaning and found these and I want to be sure I cover all my bases before I remove them.

I will export them before deleting just in case someone comes looking for them.

Several questions about these apps.

  1. is it safe to delete them?
    1. I know there is no way to be 100% sure, but I can get close
    2. If they are
      1. owned by sa_repo (no user is editing in work stream)
      2. are not published (no user is viewing from the hub)
      3. do not have any scheduled reload tasks (not used as a data loader app for other apps)
        1. What else could they be used for? what use cases am I missing?
  2. how did they come to be in this state?
    1. were they owned by a user who was inactive and removed from the DB?
    2. byproduct of an upgrade that didn't go well?


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Valued Contributor II

Re: un-published apps owned by sa_repository

Dear Lucien,

   The correct process is understand which applications are showing. Sometime, I have the behavior to change the owner (Apps / Owner) to my user then navigating in the app in order to find out.

   You could also export the app instead of delete sudden or a full back Backup and restore Qlik Sense ‒ Qlik Sense

   But, Qlik Sense doesn´t need applications to perform the product correctly.