Connect to Qlik Sense

Qlik Sense delivers best-in-class cloud analytics that help people of all skill levels to make data-driven decisions and take action.

This article describes how to use Qlik Sense with an Azure Databricks cluster or a Databricks SQL warehouse (formerly Databricks SQL endpoint) to analyze data in Delta Lake.


For information about Qlik Replicate, a solution that helps you pull data from multiple data sources (Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, SAP, mainframe, and more) into Delta Lake, see Connect to Qlik Replicate.

Connect to Qlik Sense using Partner Connect


Partner Connect only supports SQL warehouses for Qlik Sense. To connect a cluster to Qlik Sense, connect to Qlik Sense manually.

To connect to Qlik Sense using Partner Connect, do the following:

  1. Connect to BI partners using Partner Connect.

  2. On the Qlik Sense Databricks Connect page, click the Sign up here link.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to create a Qlik account and start your free Qlik Sense trial, then return to the Qlik Sense Databricks Connect page.

  4. Enter your Qlik Sense tenant URL.

  5. Click the Click here link.

    A new tab opens in your browser that displays the Qlik Sense API Access Key Help page.

  6. Follow the instructions to generate an API key for your Qlik Sense tenant, then return to the Qlik Sense Databricks Connect.

  7. Enter your Qlik Sense Tenant API key, then click Submit.

    The Qlik Management Console displays.

Connect to Qlik Sense manually

This section describes how to connect to Qlik Sense manually.


Before you connect to Qlik Sense manually, you must have the following:

Steps to connect

To connect to Qlik Sense manually, do the following:

  1. Sign in to the Qlik Sense app or website for your organization.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • If you have an existing app that you want to use, click the app’s tile on the home page to open it.
    • If you do not have an existing app, click Add new > New analytics app, and follow the on-screen directions to finish creating the app and to open it.
  3. With the app open, click Prepare > Data manager.
  4. Click Add data > Files and other sources.
  5. For Connect to a new data source, click Databricks.
  6. In the Create new connection (Databricks) dialog, enter the following information:
    1. For Host name, enter the Server Hostname value.
    2. For Port, enter the Port value.
    3. For Database name, enter the name of the database that you want to use.
    4. For HTTP Path, enter the HTTP Path value.
    5. In Credentials, for User name, enter the word token.
    6. For Password, enter the token.
    7. For SSL Options, select the boxes Enable SSL, Allow Self-signed Server Certificate, Allow Common Name Host Name Mismatch, and Use System Trust Store.
    8. For Name, enter a name for this connection, or leave the default name.
    9. You can leave the rest of the settings in this dialog with their default settings.
  7. Click Test connection.
  8. After the connection succeeds, click Create.
  9. Follow the on-screen directions to add tables to your connection and to filter the tables’ data.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Follow the on-screen directions to analyze your data with sheets, visualizations, and other data analytics and visualization resources.

Next steps

To continue using Qlik Sense, see the following resources: