In this tutorial series, you are going to learn about data connections, how to create them, update them, and delete them. You’ll also learn how they relate to other assets in Qlik Cloud, such as Analytics apps, data files, data stores, data assets, data sets, automation connections and data integration sources and targets.

Analytics Data Connections

A Qlik Cloud Analytics data connection refers to a connection established between your Qlik Cloud tenant and a data source, which can be directly used for sourcing data for loading into Qlik Sense applications.

Data connections in Qlik Cloud enable the integration of data from a wide range of systems and databases, such as relational databases, spreadsheets, cloud-based data sources, web services, and more. These connections provide a bridge for bringing data into Qlik Cloud applications, allowing users to build data models, create visualizations, and perform data analysis.

Each connection requires connection parameters such as server addresses, authentication credentials, and other relevant configuration details specific to the data source. Once configured, these connections can be shared as assets within spaces, and leveraged by users with appropriate access rights.

To learn more about connectivity to analytics data sources in Qlik Cloud, review the get started help pages.

To learn more about the available connectivity to web-based, web storage, JDBC, ODBC, REST, salesforce, and SAP sources, review the full list at Qlik Cloud Analytics data sources.

Connections in Qlik Cloud

Qlik Cloud Analytics data connections are leveraged primarily for building Qlik Sense apps. It is important to know that Qlik Cloud supports multiple types of connections to data sources, including:

  • Qlik Cloud Analytics data connections
  • Qlik Cloud Data Integration sources and targets
  • Application Automation connections

This tutorial series covers analytics data connections.

API support for data connections

There are several APIs in Qlik Cloud which support the creation and management of Analytics data connections. These are:

  • Data connections - manages analytics data connections.
  • Data credentials - manages credentials for analytics data connections.
  • Data sources - provides information on the data sources to which data connections can be created.

Data connections and data credentials APIs provide full manageability of analytics data connections in Qlik Cloud.

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