Datasource Types

In this section, you will find all information about the Datasource Types that can be added to Mail & Deploy. 


QlikView Document 

This type of datasource represents a QlikView document. 

The following attributes can be set:

NameThe name of the datasource; this is only used within Mail & Deploy to identify the datasource.
QVW Path

The full path to the QlikView document. QlikView document will be accessed by Mail & Deploy Server and therefore the following requirements have to be met:

  • The user that runs Mail & Deploy Server needs to have sufficient user rights to read and write to the directory.

  • The file path needs to be reachable from the computer on which Mail & Deploy Server runs; this might require to use UNC file paths in some cases. Please note that mapped network drive letters cannot be used, even if the user that runs Mail & Deploy Server has a mapped network drive set up.
Section AccessIf the QlikView document has section access enabled, you have to activate section access in Mail & Deploy and provide a username and password that will be used to authenticate against the QlikView document (see Section Access).
Click Button before Cache Refresh
This is an optional attribute; it allows you to specify the QlikView Object ID of a button that you want Mail & Deploy to click, before rebuilding the datasource element cache ( Datasource Elements). This can, for instance, be used to run a macro that makes all hidden data source objects (such as charts, tables etc.) visible, so that Mail & Deploy can find them when rebuilding the datasource element cache. You can leave the attribute empty, if you do not want Mail & Deploy to perform a click on a button before rebuilding the datasource element cache.

Section Access 
Mail & Deploy supports the datasources in the form of QlikView documents which have section access enabled. There is, however, a requirement that there need to be defined a custom credentials section access user in the QlikView document's section access table by using the UserID and Password fields in QlikView. This user needs to have sufficient rights in the QlikView document to perform everything you want Mail & Deploy to do in that QlikView document; a recommended practice would be to set this user up as an administrator user by setting Access in the section access table to Admin.


Qlik Sense Server Application

This type of datasource represents a Qlik Sense app located on a Qlik Sense Server. 

The following attributes can be set:

NameThe name of the datasource; this is only used within Mail & Deploy to identify the datasource.
HostThe hostname or IP address of the Qlik Sense Server.
Virtual Proxy Path
The path to the virtual proxy to connect to. Please note, that the proxy that Mail & Deploy connects to must not have extended security enabled in the associated Qlik Sense QMC.
Protocol Type 
The protocol type to use to connect to the Qlik Sense Server. Which protocol type is required depends on how the Qlik Sense Server is configured in your environment.
Application Name
The name of the Qlik Sense app that shall be represented by the datasource.

Once you have entered a host and protocol type (and optionally a virtual proxy path), you can use the button to refresh the list of apps that you have access to on the configured Qlik Sense server.

 Please note that Mail & Deploy can only communicate with Qlik Sense through Windows Authentication. Therefore, the default proxy of Qlik Sense must be set to that authentication type, or you need to create a virtual proxy that uses windows authentication and use the path to that virtual proxy in Mail & Deploy.


Qlik Sense Desktop Application

This type of datasource represents a Qlik Sense app located on a local Qlik Sense Desktop installation. 

The following attributes can be set:

NameThe name of the datasource; this is only used within Mail & Deploy to identify the datasource.
Application Name
The name of the Qlik Sense app that shall be represented by the datasource.

You can use the button to refresh the list of apps that are available on your local Qlik Sense Desktop installation.

Please note that Mail & Deploy can only communicate with Qlik Sense Desktop if the Qlik Sense Desktop Client is started and you have logged in; otherwise, every communication attempt by Mail & Deploy will fail. Therefore, the use of Qlik Sense Desktop apps as datasources is only recommended for testing purposes and local report design development, not for actual report document creation and distribution in tasks.



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