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corectl config

With corectl it is possible to configure values that should be passed to your command. This can be configured in a yaml file residing in e.g. an repo or locally on your computer. By default corectl will pick up a corectl.yml | corectl.yaml file from your current directory. It is also possible to pass a specific configuration file using the --config or -c flag.

All properties set in a configuration file can be overriden by passing another value as a flag instead. Properties can also be specified using environment variables.

Configuration properties

Below is a configuration example utilizing the different properties that are available today:

engine: localhost:9076
app: project1.qvf
script: script.qvs
connections:
  myconnection:
    type: testconnector
    username: gwe
    password: ${MY_PASSWORD}
    settings:
      host: corectl-test-connector
  myfolderconnection:
    connectionstring: /data
    type: folder
objects:
  - ./object-*.json
measures:
  - ./*measure*.json
dimensions:
  - ./dimension-*.json
certificates: path/to/certificates #path to the folder containing the root and client certificates
headers:
  authorization: "Bearer eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJmb2xrZSJ9.MD_revuZ8lCEa6bb-qtfYaHdxBiRMUkuH86c4kd1yC0" #generated at jwt.io with the password passw0rd

Note that the password property for the connection myconnection is an example use of an environment variable in the config. This can done for any property in the config file.

engine

This property sets the URL to the engine instance that you want corectl to connect to by default. Can be overriden with the -e or --engine flag.

engine: localhost:9076

app

This property describes the default app name that should be used for the commands. Typically used when working against a specific app on your engine instance. If you want to open a different app than configured in the file, you can also pass the --app or -a flag.

app: project1.qvf

script

An absolute or relative path to a script file. When specifiying a script in a configuration file and running e.g. the build command, then corectl will open an app, set the script and perform a reload. Can be overriden using the --script flag.

script: ./dummy-script.qvs

connections

The connections property is an array of values and can be used to create one or many connections in your app.

Below is an example of how to define a folder connection in a configuration file. The folder connector can be used to load from or store data into files that available inside the engine container.

In this example the name of the connection will be myfolderconnection and be of type folder. The connectionstring is the absolute or relative path inside of the engine container.

myfolderconnection:
    connectionstring: /data
    type: folder

Depending on which type of connection that should be used there may be a need for additional values in your configuration. Below is another example where we configure an connection to a custom type connection e.g. a gRPC data connector.

When not specifying a connectionstring in your connection config then corectl builds one for you. The value for the type property will be set as provider, and the keys and values from the settings property will also be appended to the connectionstring. The example below will yield CUSTOM CONNECT TO \"provider=testconnector;host=corectl-test-connector;\".

myconnection:
    type: testconnector
    username: gwe
    settings:
      host: corectl-test-connector

Using a separate connections file

Optionally the connections property in the config file can reference a separate connections file by specifying a path to a yaml file instead of an inline list of connections:

connections: ./connections.yml

Connections are defined using the same format in the separate connections file:

connections:
 myconnection:
   type: testconnector
   username: gwe
   settings:
     host: corectl-test-connector
 myfolderconnection:
   connectionstring: /data
   type: folder

Note that when using the --connections command line option only the file reference format is supported.

objects, measures and dimensions

When for example generating apps it can be useful to create objects in an app from json files that are stored remotely or locally. The properties objects, measures and dimensions are arrays where you can set multiple files or using wildcards for paths to files. It is also possible to use nested json structures with this approach, and then multiple objects will be created in engine.

objects:
  - ./object-*.json
measures:
  - ./*measure*.json
dimensions:
  - ./dimension-*.json

certificates

If you want to connect to a Qlik Sense Enterprise using certificates, it is possible to use the certificates parameter. By specifying a path to the folder containing the CA and root certificates, corectl will use the certificates when authenticating. corectl only supports connecting with PEM certificates and expects client.pem, client_key.pem and root.pem to be present in the configured folder.

certificates: path/to/folder

To specify which user that is connecting using the certificates you can add a X-Qlik-User header with value UserDirectory=<user directory>; UserId=<user name>. How to specify a header in the configuration file is described in the headers section.

headers

When connecting a e.g. a Qlik Sense Server installation or a Qlik Associative Engine running with JWT validation enabled, there will probably be a need to pass headers with your commands. This can be done either by using the --headers flag or by configuring it in your configuration file.

In this example we configure an Authorization header with a JWT token as a value. This header will be passed with all corectl commands towards your engine.

headers:
  authorization: "Bearer eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJmb2xrZSJ9.MD_revuZ8lCEa6bb-qtfYaHdxBiRMUkuH86c4kd1yC0" #generated at jwt.io with the password passw0rd
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