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Qlik-Cli is a PowerShell module that provides a command line interface for managing a Qlik Sense environment. The module provides a set of commands for viewing and editing configuration settings, as well as managing tasks and other features available through the APIs.

Build Documentation Release Downloads Platform Slack License Project Status: Active – The project has reached a stable, usable state and is being actively developed.

The desired state configuration module has now been moved to


There are many cmdlets in the Qlik-Cli module for viewing and managing Sense resources, a common scenario is triggering tasks from an external application. This can be achieved using the Start-QlikTask command followed by a task name or ID, names with spaces must be enclosed in quotes. e.g.

Start-QlikTask "Reload Operations Monitor" -wait | Wait-QlikExecution

The command in the example triggers a task to run and then uses the Wait-QlikExecution command to monitor the task execution, providing status updates to the console as the task progresses and only returning when the task is complete. We can also use powershell to download apps that we want to move to another environment, by issuing a Get-QlikApp command with a filter we can restrict which apps will be downloaded, and then using pipelining the results can be passed to the Export-QlikApp command to download them.

Get-QlikApp -filter " eq 'My Stream'" | Export-QlikApp


PowerShell 4.0 is required to run Qlik-Cli. You can use the following command to check the version installed on your system.


Ensure you can run script by changing the execution policy, you can change this for the machine by running PowerShell as Administrator and executing the command

Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

If you do not have administrator rights you can change the policy for your user rather than the machine using

Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope CurrentUser RemoteSigned

If you have PowerShell 5 or later you can install the module from NuGet using the following command.

Get-PackageProvider -Name NuGet -ForceBootstrap
Install-Module Qlik-Cli

Otherwise, the module can be installed by downloading and extracting the files to C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\Qlik-Cli, the module will then be loaded the next time you open a PowerShell console. You can also load the module for the current session using the Import-Module command and providing the name or path to the module.

Import-Module Qlik-Cli
Import-Module .\Qlik-Cli.psd1

Once the module is loaded you can view a list of available commands by using the Get-Help PowerShell command.

Get-Help Qlik

Connecting with certificates

Invoking a cmdlet will trigger the Connect-Qlik command with default parameters, this will attempt to locate a certificate from the certificate stores. Alternatively a certificate can be piped into the cmdlet using built-in powershell cmdlets to retrieve the certificate from the Windows certificate store.

Get-ChildItem cert:CurrentUser\My | Where-Object { $_.FriendlyName -eq 'QlikClient' } | Connect-Qlik sense-central


This software is made available "AS IS" without warranty of any kind. Qlik support agreement does not cover support for this software.