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How to install and start using Qlik-CLI for SaaS editions of Qlik Sense

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How to install and start using Qlik-CLI for SaaS editions of Qlik Sense



This video will demonstrate how to install and configure Qlik-CLI for SaaS editions of Qlik Sense.




Installation method 1:

  1. Download Qlik-CLI from GitHub
  2. Copy the executable to a local directory
  3. Add the Qlik-CLI as an Environment Variable Path
    1. Open your Windows Control Panel
    2. Navigate to System 
    3. Open Advanced system settings in the leftmost menu
    4. Click Environment Variables 
    5. Locate Path in the System variables 
    6. Click Edit
    7. Click New
    8. Add the path to Qlik-CLI for example C:\Tools\Qlik-QLI\
    9. Confirm with OK until all windows are closed
  4. Confirm the Qlik-CLI location path to verify it the installation completed successfully 
    1. Open PowerShell
    2. Execute:
      get-command qlik​
    3. Closer PowerShell


Installation Method 2:

  1. Download and install Chocolatey as documented on chocolatey.org.
  2. Open PowerShell
  3. Execute:
    choco install qlik-cli --source=https://www.nuget.org/api/v2​ --version 2.1.0

    Where --version 2.1.0 needs to be replaced by the latest package version. Locate the latest version on Nuget.org. You can also download them from there directly. 

  4. This completes the installation.


Enable the Completion Feature (optional, but useful)

  1. Verify if a PowerShell profile exists or create a new one
    1. Open PowerShell
    2. Execute:
      if ( -not (Test-Path $PROFILE) ) {
         echo "" > $PROFILE
  2. Open the profile with the command notepad $PROFILE:
    qlik completion ps > "./qlik_completion.ps1" # Create a file containing the powershell completion.
    . ./qlik_completion.ps1                      # Source the completion.​
  3. Save it. 
  4. Restart PowerShell


Use Qlik-CLI

Advanced and additional instructions as seen in the video can be found at Qlik-CLI on Qlik.Dev. Begin with Get Started.

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‎2022-05-10 03:17 PM
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