10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 16, 2017 5:46 PM by Haikuo Yu RSS

    Qlik Sense 2.1 Engine API; ExportData to CSV

    Alex Byrd

      Need some help Qlik family! swr Got me started but I need some help to bring this home.


      Use case:

      The user clicks a button and sends an object (a pre-constructed table with defined object ID) to a specific folder path on the server with a filename the user chooses.



      Using Qlik Sense 2.1 and solution can be an extension object or mashup.


      Current Status:

      Following the discussion here: Mashup Api - Exporting Qlik Sense Table to CSV


      1. Starting a new Mashup 'Basic template with absolute positioning'

      2. Drag my object in from 'Demo.qvf' with object ID of 'emURxRW'

      3. Update the Demo.js file with Stefan Walther's code under app.getObject('QV01','emURxRW');

      var qTable = qlik.table(this);

      var $exportButton = $( document.createElement('button'));


      $exportButton.bind('click', function (  ) {

           qTable.exportData({download: true});




      4. Save and refresh


      There's no button or ability to export to csv.


      Secondly, I'd need the ability to manipulate the filename that's downloaded and the filepath.


      Any help? Thank you in advance!


      Other useful links for others in the same position:

      yianni-ververis/Export-Table-to-Csv · GitHub

      How to include "Export data" feature in a mashup


      Leverage qsocks from within a mashup · GitHub

        • Re: Qlik Sense 2.1 Engine API; ExportData to CSV
          Alexander Karlsson

          I'm not exactly sure what you are trying to do but this is an example on how to export a specific object model using the new Table API.


          require( ["js/qlik", 'jquery'], function ( qlik, $ ) {
            var app = qlik.openApp('Executive Dashboard.qvf', config);
            var $exportButton = $( document.createElement('button')).text('Export').appendTo('body');
            var object = app.getObject('QV01','fzrxtjq');
            object.then(function(model) {
                  var table = new qlik.table(model);
                  $exportButton.bind('click', function() {
                      table.exportData({download: true});


          This will open the app Executive Dashboard.

          Get the object fzrxtjq, a scatter plot, inject that chart to the page.

          Then bind that objects model to an instance of the table api, then upon clicking the button export that table instance.

            • Re: Qlik Sense 2.1 Engine API; ExportData to CSV
              Alex Byrd

              Thank you for your quick reply and your github has been a huge help for me. I should really post up more often as I figured out most of my issues right after.


              I created input boxes to be used as the filename when the user pushes the 'Order Sample' button. Naming the file works beautifully when I'm using my desktop however when I uploaded everything to the server, it no longer names the file.


              Even when I use a string like 'Test' for the filename in the exportData function it downloads the file to 'C:\ProgramData\Qlik\Sense\Repository\TempContent' using the hash name (I believe that's what it's called). Pictures below.






              <!doctype html>


                  <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">

                  <title>Qlik Sense: Mashup</title>

                  <meta charset="utf-8">

                  <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">

                  <meta name="HandheldFriendly" content="True">

                  <meta name="MobileOptimized" content="320">

                  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, minimum-scale=1.0, user-scalable=no">

                  <meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes">

                  <meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-status-bar-style" content="black">

                  <meta http-equiv="cleartype" content="on">

                  <!--Add host to these 3 links if the mashup is on another webserver than qlik sense static content-->

                  <link rel="stylesheet" href="/resources/autogenerated/qlikui.css">

                  <link rel="stylesheet" href="/resources/assets/client/client.css" media="all">

                  <script src="/resources/assets/external/requirejs/require.js"></script>

                  <script src="OrderForm.js"></script>







                          overflow: hidden;

                          padding: 10px;




              <body style="overflow:auto">

              <form style="position: absolute; top: 10px; left: 20px;">

                User Name:<br>

                <input type="text" name="UserName">


                Order Name:<br>

                <input type="text" name="OrderName">



              <button id="cmdExport" onsubmit="return validateForm()" style="display:none; position: absolute; top: 110px; left: 20px; width: 100px; height: 20px">

                 Order Sample


              <div id="QV01" style="position: absolute; top: 10px; left: 180px; width: 900px; height: 60px;" class="qvobject"></div>



              /*global require, alert*/



              * @owner Enter you name here (xxx)



              *    Fill in host and port for Qlik engine


              var config = {

                host: window.location.hostname,

                prefix: "/",

                port: window.location.port,

                isSecure: window.location.protocol === "https:"


              require.config( {

                baseUrl: ( config.isSecure ? "https://" : "http://" ) + config.host + (config.port ? ":" + config.port: "") + config.prefix + "resources"

              } );



              require( ["js/qlik"], function ( qlik ) {

                qlik.setOnError( function ( error ) {

                alert( error.message );

                } );



                //callbacks -- inserted here --

                //open apps -- inserted here --

                var app = qlik.openApp('13cd798a-65e7-4800-b1f1-09bd3cdf586f', config);




                //get objects -- inserted here --


                app.getObject('QV01','17386bdd-fe1b-4ef0-bad6-8df6044fe08d').then( function( vizModel ) {


                    // Prevent clicking on the button too early


                    $('#cmdExport').on('click', function() {



                if (document.getElementsByName("UserName")[0].value == "" || document.getElementsByName("OrderName")[0].value == "" ){

                 alert("You must fill out both inputs before submiting an order");

                 return false;


                var username = document.getElementsByName("UserName")[0].value;


                var orderID = document.getElementsByName("OrderName")[0].value;


                d = new Date();

                var dstring = d.valueOf(); // number of milliseconds since midnight January 1, 1970 UTC.


                var ordername = username+'_'+orderID+'_'+dstring;



                vizModel.exportData('CSV_C','/qHyperCubeDef','Test','A').then(function( reply ) {

                  //console.log('qUrl', reply);


                 //window.open(reply.result.qUrl);  // Will download CSV to browser window as well as Export folder




              } );

              You'll see the vizModel.exportData file name to be 'Test' and the file doesn't download as 'Test'


              So it works great on the desktop and doesn't work at all on the server. If you console.log(ordername) you'll see the values show up in the browser but it does not get passed to the folder/filename. Any help?

              • Re: Qlik Sense 2.1 Engine API; ExportData to CSV
                Haikuo Yu

                Hi Alexander, I used your method to create a button in Qlik sense mashup page to export data from Qlik sense table object. It works well in my local Qlik sense desktop, and it also works in Qlik sense server when I keep logging in Qlik sense server.

                However, after I published the mashup at Qlik sense server with anonymous access, the "export" does not work any more in Qlik sense mashup page.

                Could you please give any suggestion?


              • Re: Qlik Sense 2.1 Engine API; ExportData to CSV
                Leonard Palacios

                We're doing an implementation on a client with Qlik Sense, and they need to generate a report based on a table. The object is a simple table and must be exported based on selections (filters) given by generating export data to Excel, said that the data has been truncated, and the table is not exported with the full data off an alert at the time of export where it says that the data has been truncated



                It has been consulted in the community and informs an extension that works and exports all the records in csv, but is not functional when you select (filter) so this solution is not feasible performed.



                Also on the Help of Qlik Sense on the web talking about a method called ExportData but I have not managed correctly set or not if that is the solution.



                Your cooperation in this area is essential for the complete customer information when generating reports from Qlik Sense.



                • Re: Qlik Sense 2.1 Engine API; ExportData to CSV
                  Haikuo Yu

                  Hi Alex,  is the method able to export data from Qlik sense mashup for Qlik sense anonymous users?

                  Qlik sense exportData and Table API only work for Qlik sense authorized users, but do not work for Qlik sense anonymous users.

                  However, the published Qlik sense mashup is public access WITHOUT Qlik sense user_id and password, how to make it to export data from Qlik sense mashup for Qlik sense anonymous user?


                  • Re: Qlik Sense 2.1 Engine API; ExportData to CSV
                    Haikuo Yu

                    Object to CSV/XML uses Qlik exportData, still does not allow Qlik sense anonymous users to export data from Qlik sense mashup page.