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Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS: Third-party extensions cannot be exported

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Sonja_Bauernfeind
Digital Support
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Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS: Third-party extensions cannot be exported

Third-party extensions cannot be exported in Qlik Sense Business/Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS.



Environments:

  • Qlik Sense Business
  • Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS

 

At the moment, the fact that third-party extensions are not allowed for export has been a conscious decision.

Qlik is working on removing this restriction, but it will require a deeper analysis and a decision at Legal/Architectural/Product Management levels.

 

The current status of the work to resolve this issue is in development, but there is no timeframe for release.

 

Here is additional detail for context:

  • Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS uses a different mechanism for printing and exporting content than Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows.
  • In Qlik Sense SaaS a reporting service REST API is used to process these requests.
  • 3rd-party visualizations (those not supported natively by Qlik) are not exportable through this service for security reasons.
  • The way the export / extract process works in Qlik Sense SaaS is it runs the visualization code in a microservice.
    • It was discovered in security testing that 3rd party extensions (i.e. 3rd party code) executed in this service may contain malicious code that could attack the system and have a material impact on the customer's Qlik Sense instance and Qlik Sense on Cloud Services as a whole.
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CoryC
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Contributor

It appears data downloads now work in SaaS for 3rd party extensions.  @Sonja_Bauernfeind , can you confirm?

Sonja_Bauernfeind
Digital Support
Digital Support

Hello @CoryC 

This has not been implemented at this stage. 

JaniSullanmaa
Contributor
Contributor

@Sonja_Bauernfeind What is the current status or roadmap with this? It's quite a limitation to deny....

Sonja_Bauernfeind
Digital Support
Digital Support

@JaniSullanmaa Let me check it our teams! 

Sonja_Bauernfeind
Digital Support
Digital Support

Hello @JaniSullanmaa 

This is being worked on as a high priority item, though we do not currently have an expected time frame. I might know more by next week. 

All the best,
Sonja 

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