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Qlik Sense ODBC UDC error


I am using the load script to generate the users and user attributes in the format that Server needs.

so in the load script I do the ETL and use

Store user_attributes into  (txt, delimiter is ',');

Now this CSV is UTF-8 encoded. As suggested here

If I try to setup a UDC using ODBC

Driver={Microsoft Access Text Driver (*.txt, *.csv)};Extensions=asc,csv,tab,txt;DefaultDir=C:\<path>

I get an error saying cannot read userid from the table.

Manually created CSV in ansi format works fine.

Is it possible to force QLik to use ansi encoding while storing CSV files? Or is there any other way to change the driver parms to UTF-8 encoded CSV.


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Luminary Alumni
Luminary Alumni


we using the same idea and this is working great.

I hopefully can finish very soon a nice document / howto on that.

Some important steps. First save the csv in qlik with ; as a separator.

Second use a shema.ini in the Directory to get it working.

bye Konrad

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Thanks Konrad; It works now.

The only change I had to make was to add a schema.ini in the same directory as the CSV file

Here is the ini file I used.




Col1="userid" Text

Col2="name" Text




Col1="userid" Text

Col2="type" Text

Col3="value" Text

Contributor II
Contributor II

Hi Aravind,

I am facing the same issue as yours. Could you please tell me where should I make this changes?

Thank you in advanced.