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I am sure you already have this on the road-map. But it would be nice if one could edit the "Data connection" and select or deselect tables and fields.
@Florentin74 - I completely agree with you. This week @Jamie_Gregory posted a good summary about the Qlik DataTransfer utility and I put in evidence that if you had to modify a data connection you have to start from scratch. Such a feature ( Editing a data connection) would be much appreciated.
Qlik Support answered to Jamie that "you could edit the connection in the following location: C:\ProgramData\Qlik\DataTransfer\DataUpload\storage\datasets.json" ...
but I think this could be extremely difficult and risky
They also suggested to submit and idea here in Ideation but I found you proposed the same subject almost 6 months ago. So I'm supporting your idea hoping in a more easy way to update a data connection in the future.
I have a support ticket open re not being able to amend data connections, ref 02196472. They suggested posting and idea as editing connections is not standard functionality and would need to be requested as a new feature. In my opinion, its a bug.
In my opinion having the ability to edit the connection is a necessary feature. If you have complex needs then deleting and recreating the connection each time isn't a great work around.
Editing the data connection is definitely needed, as I recently created a connection for multiple fields in multiple tables only to find during UAT that I needed further data. Having to recreate the connection for all the data was a huge amount of time wasted for what would have been a 2 minute amendment had that option been available. This is a massive oversight.
One year on and still no joy
This is not something we will deliver. The Qlik Data Transfer Tool will not get any further significant updates.
The Qlik Data Services will provide enhanced support for the same use cases. It includes the addition of the Hybrid Data Delivery Service with support for cloud data sources, and the upcoming Qlik Data Gateway which will provide secure direct access (via reverse proxy) to data behind a firewall or in private cloud.
Thanks for the news @P-O_Davidson
unfortunately there is a slight difference between a free tool "embedded" in the SaaS license and additional products you have to buy. I understand the commercial logic behind but I think this will limit, in part, the Qlik Sense SaaS adoption especially for small customer.
Actually we will have a solution that will address the requirement above before the end of this quarter and it will be included in your Cloud entitlement - Qlik Cloud Data Gateway - Direct Access.
It will allows Qlik Sense SaaS applications to securely access on-premises data via reverse SQL tunnel established via the data gateway.
You will be able to learn more about it during Qlik World.
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