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Using Content Libraries as a Shared Folder for Data

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Apr 23, 2020 2:29:16 PM

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Apr 23, 2020 2:19:03 PM

Ever wonder if there are other ways to enable teams to share data files in Qlik Sense for Windows, without using a shared folder in Windows or using attached files? Well, wonder no more!

Here is a helpful tip on using Content Libraries in Qlik Sense Enterprise for Windows as a shared folder for data. This is a great option if you want to enable teams in Qlik Sense to upload local data files to a shared space for others to use in Qlik Sense apps. This approach also works in conjunction with reload tasks so that individuals/teams can upload local files to a central place to update multiple apps.

Part 1 - creating the content library, uploading data files, and accessing data files via data connection

Part 2 - using security rules and custom properties to secure access to QMC, content libraries, and the data connections


Below is the custom property and the security rules that I used in part 2:


Custom Property

Name: TeamContentLibraryAdmin

Resource Type: Content libraries, Data connections, Users

Values: HRTeamContentLibraryAdmin, ProcurementTeamContentLibraryAdmin


Security Rules

Name: zTeamContentLibraryAdmin_QMCAccess

Description: Gives Team Content Library Admin access to the QMC Content Library

Resource Filter: QmcSection_ContentLibrary

Actions: Read, Update

Conditions: ((!user.@TeamContentLibraryAdmin.empty()))

Context: Only in QMC


Name: zTeamContentLibraryAdmin_DataConnectionAccess

Description: Gives Team Content Library Admin access to the team content data connection

Resource Filter: DataConnection_*

Actions: Read

Conditions: ((resource.@TeamContentLibraryAdmin=user.@TeamContentLibraryAdmin))

Context: Only in Hub


Name: zTeamContentLibraryAdmin_ContentLibraryAccess

Description: Gives Team Content Library Admin access to the content library

Resource Filter: ContentLibrary_*

Actions: Read, Update

Conditions: ((resource.@TeamContentLibraryAdmin=user.@TeamContentLibraryAdmin))

Context: Only in QMC

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Partner - Contributor III
Partner - Contributor III

Your video is concise and clear - the idea is so smart. Thank you.

Partner - Contributor
Partner - Contributor

Great solution! Thank you for sharing.

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