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Data subfolders in Qlik Sense SaaS

lachlanwwells
Partner - Contributor III
Partner - Contributor III

Data subfolders in Qlik Sense SaaS

It would great to see the ability to support either/and:

a) folders in Qlik Sense SaaS (similar to the way Qlik Sense Enterprise Client-Managed works on the WIndows file system)

Current Example:
Adding a '/' to signify a folder just adds this to the filename, doesn't create a directory

b) when configuring a connection via Qlik Data Transfer, use the 'Name' field of the Data connection as another option under 'Data Files' in the data manager (and thus the Data load editor)

Current Example:
The current method stores everything within a single folder per space - when dealing with large amounts of data/synced QVDs from databases through Qlik Data Transfer, this can be very off-putting by the user - especially lacking the 'wildcard' ability client-managed has

Possible implementation/example:

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Thanks!

Lachlan Wells
Technology Lead
www.castsolutions.com.au

 

 

19 Comments
simonaubert
Partner - Specialist II
Partner - Specialist II

Hello @Ian_Crosland  .
Thanks for the reactivity. What I meant is to traverse the  File System in the content library which is, as of today, only one level.
Sorry for the off-topic.

pablolabbe
Luminary Alumni
Luminary Alumni

Any update @Ian_Crosland  ?

Ian_Crosland
Employee
Employee

hi

@pablolabbe this is on a wider roadmap around the Qix data files project, the next big step here will be introduced as part of the hybrid data delivery discussed here https://www.qlik.com/blog/innovations-on-the-horizon-with-active-bi , specifically folder support is on this roadmap, no fixed ETA currently

Thanks

Ian

jfkinspari
Partner - Specialist
Partner - Specialist

@Ian_Crosland 
Can you share any news folder support in the DataFiles?

Ian_Crosland
Employee
Employee

I will loop in @P-O_Davidson who has the item on the backlog, currently it is still a priority item but work has not started on this currently

Patrick_Gross
Partner - Contributor
Partner - Contributor

@Ian_Crosland, any new info on folder support in DataFiles

Ian_Crosland
Employee
Employee

I will loop in @P-O_Davidson who is the PM for this , currently it is still a backlog item

P-O_Davidson
Employee
Employee

Adding folders is still in the backlog, but will be added sometime later this year. However, some overlapping capabilities have already been delivered with the integration of the data catalog in Qlik Sense SaaS. Currently you can add searchable tags and also filter on space, owner, and creator. When adding data from the data catalog you can select multiple datasets in one go, adding to the load script or load directly into your app.

These cataloging capabilities will continue to expand and be implemented consistently across the Qlik cloud platform, regardless where you are exploring and adding data sources.

DavidFosterVF
Contributor III
Contributor III

@P-O_Davidson@Ian_Crosland any updates on this? This 'gap' will make it difficult for us to adopt SaaS. We have teams that produce hundreds of QVDs that would sit in a single space. The current data catalog is of limited use as it requires retrospective tagging of app-generated (via STORE commands) QVDs to make them searchable.