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How to disable Edit/Duplicate sheet function on published app?


How to disable Edit/Duplicate sheet function on published app?

Is there any way to disable Edit/Duplicate sheet function on published apps? 

Qlik Sense allows for Self Service for users. Out of the box, end users are able to duplicate existing sheets and create their own visualizations inside a published Sense App. These user owned sheets can then be shared with the Sense community. However, these do not make any chances to the existing App! 

In some scenarios it may be required to not allow users to self serve. 




This can be achieved by setting up the security rule. So use security rule and custom properties to identify the user who are allow to Edit or Duplicate the app contents.


Create the Groups

Go to custom properties and create a Custom Property called SecurityGroups, tick users and create your groups below (your departments).


Create SecurityGroup.png

Assign Customer Property to User

Edit User to assign the customer property based on which security group the user belongs to.


Edit and assign user.png

Edit and assign Security Group.png


Create the security rule

The edit/duplicate sheet in the published apps is controlled by the default security rule CreateAppObjectsPublishedApp.  The recommend way is to create a new security rule for this default rule then disable CreateAppObjectsPublishedApp then enable the custom security rule.

Create Security Rule.png


Create a new security rule based on the default rule above.


Security Rule 02.png


Modify the security rule not allow the users belongs to executive group to be able to edit/duplicate the sheets in the published apps.


Create Security Rule 3.png


Finally, disable the default security rule and make sure the custom rule is enabled.

Creature Security Rule 4.png


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