Qlik Sense Desktopedit


This functionality is experimental and may be changed or removed completely in a future release. Elastic will take a best effort approach to fix any issues, but experimental features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.


Qlik Sense Desktop is a Windows application that gives individuals the opportunity to use Qlik Sense and create personalized, interactive data visualizations, reports, and dashboards from multiple data sources with drag-and-drop ease.

 -- https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense/February2018/Subsystems/Hub/Content/Introduction/at-a-glance.htm


  • Qlik Sense Desktop November 2018 or higher
  • Elasticsearch SQL ODBC driver
  • A preconfigured User or System DSN (see Configuration section on how to configure a DSN).

Data loadingedit

To use the Elasticsearch SQL ODBC Driver to load data into Qlik Sense Desktop perform the following steps in sequence.

  1. Create new app

    Once the application is launched, you’ll first need to click on the Create new app button:


  2. Name app

    …then give it a name,


  3. Open app

    …and then open it:


  4. Add data to your app

    Start configuring the source to load data from in the newly created app:


  5. Load from ODBC

    You’ll be given a choice of sources to select. Click on the ODBC icon:


  6. Choose DSN

    In the Create new connection (ODBC) dialog, click on the DSN name that you have previously configured for your Elasticsearch instance:


    Provide a username and password in the respective fields, if authentication is enabled on your instance and if these are not already part of the DSN. Press the Create button.

  7. Select source table

    The application will now connect to the Elasticsearch instance and query the catalog information, presenting you with a list of tables that you can load data from:


  8. Visualize the data

    Press on the Add data button and customize your data visualization: