REST for Qlik Sense

The Qlik REST Connector enables Qlik Sense to efficiently load data into a Qlik Sense app from a REST data source. Many web-based data sources expose data through a REST API. The Qlik REST Connector is a generic connector, that is, it is not tailored to a specific REST data source.

The Qlik REST Connector is built into Qlik Sense. It does not require a separate installation.

There are variations in the way the REST API is implemented by different data sources that use it. Users must learn the requirements of each data source. The Qlik REST Connector provides connection options to accommodate those varied requirements. To help understand how to use those options, documentation for the REST Connector includes use cases that illustrate how to load data from different REST sources.

See: Setting up selected REST sources for data loading

See: Using pagination with selected REST sources

To access data, the user must have authorization with current access credentials to the data source. Once a connection to a REST data source has been created, data can be selected from tables available to the user’s account and then loaded into an app where it can be used in visualizations.

The Qlik REST Connector supports the ability to include HTTP headers in the response object. Starting with version 1.2, loading of the headers does not happen by default. It must be explicitly allowed.

See: Create a REST connection

The REST Connector supports the following data types:

  • JSON data
  • XML data
  • CSV files

The REST Connector supports the following authentication methods:

  • Windows authentication
  • Basic and Digest authentication schema
  • X509 certificates

The REST Connector does not support OAuth schema authentication.