Qlik Deployment Framework is packaged into the Qlik Deployment Framework Deploy Tool. This is a management tool that extracts and maintains containers. The tool will also extract examples and documentation if selected.
Qlik Deployment Framework Deploy Tool can run in several different modes:
QDF Install – (Default) will extract the framework including tools, examples and documentation . There are three different Container designs to choose between.
Add or update Containers– If the Deploy path URL points to a valid framework the deploy tool will automatically present available containers. From here you can add new containers and/or upgrade the system
Upgrade – the deploy tool identifies a newer version, you are recommended to upgrade
Upgrade unknown –deploy tool could not identify the current version, you are recommended to upgrade to latest QDF.
Reinitiate –replaces the framework built in scripts (within all containers), re-initiation can be done if Qlik scripts been compromised or minor fixes replacing the same framework version.
Please read DeployTool Readme document for more information.
Container Type Selector
From QDF version 1.7 you have the possibility to select between three container layouts. This mean that QDF Deploy tool extracts different container layout (folders) depending on the selection done in the Container Type Selector.
QVC library option QlikView Components (QVC) is an open source library that can optionally be installed using the deploy tool. QVC works as an extension of the built-in QDF library, read more on QVC here.
Upgrade to v.1.7.2
Automatic upgrade from 1.x.x to 1.7.2 via the deploy tool, just point Deploy Path URL to your QDF root folder and the deploy tool will suggest to upgrade. Only vanilla QDF should be upgraded automatically, internal QDF script code (.qvs) will be updated so any custom modifications would be removed.
New in v.1.7.2
NceTrace function generates prettify output of text to the reload window /thx Göran Sander
reduceQVD function reduce (remove) size of selected QVD file, as an alternative of deleting large QVD files /thx Damian Waldron Qlik
Minor bug fixes in 5.DoDir.qvs /thx walteryiphk
Fixing stability issues to IndexAdd
Loading in sub-function library (99.loadall.qvs) earlier within 1.Init.qvs
Minor cleanup in custom.qvs and LoadVariableCSV.qvs
New in v.1.7.1
Fixed Shared Global Variable cache behavior, vG.BasePath is now controlling cache validation alone
Updated Deploy Tool making it easier to jump between multiple QDF environments
Updated Deploy Tool sorting Container Map
Updated Deploy Tool removes blanks in Container Map
Updated Deploy Tool it’s now possible to stretch out deploy tool.