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How to find and modify the QlikView QVB settings file to find the QlikView QVB settings file

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How to find and modify the QlikView QVB settings file to find the QlikView QVB settings file

The QVB.exe is used for reloads and distributions in a QlikView environment. Settings for this process can be changed in a Settings.ini file.  These locations are uniform between all currently supported QlikView versions. 






The settings.ini can be located in two possible locations depending on how they are being launched. Note the paths shown are for Windows Server 2012 / Windows Server 2016 / Windows 7 / Windows 10):

Tasks are scheduled and run through the QlikView Management Console.

The settings.ini file is located in 



The QlikView DistributionService.exe is used to run tasks based on command line executions.

The settings.ini file is located in 



To modify:

  1. Stop the QlikView Distribution service (to prevent new tasks from starting)
  2. On the server hosting the Distribution Service, open Notepad (or other text file editor such as Notepad++) as an Administrator
  3. Open the Settings.ini file (see the previous section for location)
  4. Modify the Settings.ini file using this schema:

    [Settings 7]

  5. Ensure that the entry is entered under the [Settings 7] section.  
  6. Note the blank line and the end of the file.
  7. The file should look like this:


  8. The key and value will be provided by other knowledge articles or by a Qlik Support technical resource.
  9. Save the file.
  10. After these changes have been made on one of the QVS nodes, start the QVS service on each node.  When the QVS service starts, the change in the Settings.ini file will be propagated to all nodes.


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