nebula & enigma

Note: Consider using qlik-embed for your project, rather than this framework. It makes handling topics such as authentication, browser privacy controls, and customization easier than ever.

nebula and enigma are the names of two javascript frameworks commonly used together for embedding Qlik Analytics. While enigma provides the connectivity with Qlik Sense and returns the data, nebula renders this into visual form.

Although usually seen together, they also have value on their own. You can use nebula for creating your own visualization extensions, or presenting data from a third party tool, and you can use enigma for anything where you need to interact with a Qlik Sense app, with visuals from nebula, your own visualization framework, or any other frameworks.


nebula.js is a collection of JavaScript libraries, visualizations, and CLI that helps developers build and integrate visualizations on top of Qlik’s Associative Engine. It can be used for integrating existing visualizations with web apps as well as for it’s primary purpose of building custom visualizations.

Use cases best suited for nebula.js

  • When you want to embed a specific visualization with low overhead.
  • When you want to build customized visualizations.
  • When you are already building web apps or sites using modern frameworks and want to use Qlik data and visualizations.

nebula.js examples


The enigma.js JavaScript library helps you communicate with the Qlik Associative Engine in JavaScript environments using engine API abstraction.

enigma-go is a go library with the same capabilities.

Examples of use include building your own browser-based analytics tools, back-end services, or command-line scripts.

Prerequisites for using enigma.js

  • JavaScript-based framework (browsers and node.js)
  • golang for enigma-go

Use case best suited for enigma.js

  • When you want to interact at a “low level” with the engine APIs, but not at the lowest level.

enigma.js examples

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