Configuring extraction of app names from Qlik Sense

What’s this?

Qlik Sense’s APIs return all its app metrics relative to an app ID, not the app name.
This is fine as the ID is guaranteed to be unique, but the downside is that the ID doesn’t tell us humans much.

Butler SOS therefor pulls an app ID-to-app name mapping with a configurable interval.
The Butler-SOS.appNames section of the config file controls if this mapping should be done at all, how often and which Sense server should be used to get it.

A more comprehensive description of Butler SOS' strategy for getting correct names of Sense apps is available in the Concepts section.

Settings in main config file

Butler-SOS:
  ...
  ...
  # Extract app names
  appNames: 
    enableAppNameExtract: true    # Extract app names in addition to app IDs (tue/false)?
    extractInterval: 60000        # How often (milliseconds) should app names be extracted?
    hostIP: <IP or FQDN>          # What Sense server should be queried for app names?
  ...
  ...

Setting anonTelemetry to true enables telemetry, setting it to false disables telemetry.



Last modified September 8, 2021: v6.0.0 update (47e5e7d)