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STT - Debugging Qlik Application Automation

This session addresses:
- Exploring templates & connectors
- Understanding functionality
- Debugging complex automations

00:00 - Intro

01:25 - Getting Started Resources

01:42 - How many automations are free?

02:03 - How to find templates

03:09 - Getting started with GitHub template

04:24 - First run sending file to GitHub

05:52 - Seeing the changes in GitHub

06:38 - Block settings details

08:36 - Missing App ID error

09:22 - 2 apps with same name

10:06 - Variable Settings Block

11:00 - Condition Block

12:20 - Export Blocks

12:58 - Mapping Outputs and Inputs

14:52 - Debugging the Test Payload

16:52 - Troubleshooting Invalid Blocks

17:58 - Disabling blocks

19:36 - Adding an Output block

20:02 - Per block view vs Chronological

21:22 - Debugging Error Handling

24:45 - Adding error alerts

27:11 - Limiting block outputs

28:06 - Blocks with Loop Structure

29:02 - Test Runs

30:27 - Exporting Automations / Download workspace

30:55 - Importing Automation / Upload workspace

31:49 - Adding Comments

33:12 - Q&A: Only for SaaS?

33:27 - Q&A: How to see contents of a variable?

35:42 - Q&A: How to find Automations?

36:17 - Q&A: Whate are the limitations?

37:07 - Q&A: How to see the number of used runs?

37:35 - Q&A: What is the pricing model?

38:03 - Q&A: Can it do a Server Health Check?

38:17 - Q&A: What connectors are available?

40:19 - Q&A: How to do task / reload chaining?

42:17 - Q&A: Can it move apps to a shared space?

43:29 - Q&A: Can it limit automations per user?

44:01 - Q&A: What are the In-App Button limits?

44:43 - Q&A: How can you see ongoing automations?

45:09 - Q&A: Which automations do I have access to?

45:30 - Q&A: What security settings are there?

46:39 - Q&A: How many blocks in one automation?

 

Resources:

Getting started with Qlik Application Automation

Limitations documentation on Help

Available Automation Connectors

Application Automation Forum

Getting started with the GitLab connector in Qlik Application Automation

How to build long-running task chains in Qlik Application Automation

 

Q&A:

Q: Is there a plan for Qlik data transfer to kick off an automation?

A: For now, we only have webhooks that listen to app.reloaded & app.data.updated events. I’m not sure if Qlik DataTransfer supports it but if you can call a URL after the transfer has finished, you could use a triggered automation. More on that here: Triggered automations

Q: Please can you investigate the integration of ZOHO Books Connector?

A: You can ask for new connectors through the Qlik Application Automation page in ideation or by discussing this with your account manager.

Q: Can we link one automation to another?

A: Yes, you can use the Call Automation block to start an automation from inside another one : Call Automation block

You could also work with triggered automations and call them from the Call URL block:

  1.       Call URL block
  2.       Triggered automations

Q: Is it possible to run automations from an external site via the Qlik Sense SaaS APIs?

A: Yes, by setting the automation’s run mode to triggered: Triggered automations . Next month, we’ll also be releasing a new API to manage automations

Q: Can you trigger outside scripts from Python in automations in SaaS?

A: If you make these outside hosted scripts available through an API, you could use the Call URL block to trigger them.

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