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I am about to start a new project and I am considering if I need to continue to do the data load scripting myself or if using the data manager is better. I am still relatively new and slow with scripting but I have managed to do some fairly complex work so happy to continue down this route but though I would see what the communities views on these two routes are. Especially now that I am starting with a clean slate.
What is the best route to take?
Interesting question, you may end combining both of them.
You can combine both, you can use the Data Manager to load the solution's QVDs and later add section to the script before and after the Data Manager locked session. This is a great feature.
I hope my comments are helpful and hope other members comment as well, it is a very interesting question!
Thank you @ArnadoSandoval !!!
I have been working with Qlik 2+ years and the truth is I have never used data manager... I am learning about the features of data manager because I am studying for the DA certificate...
One of the topics of the exam is learning when to use data manager/data load editor... I guess, data manager is used only if the app is easy to make... I am not able to find another reason to choose data manager over data load editor.
Thank you very much
The Data Manager is a late coming feature in the Qlik ecosystem, but it is under continuous improvements, its earlier incarnation were pretty simple, but we should admit it is becoming stronger as new versions are deployed.
We learned Qlik Scripting first, and resolved many challenges with it over the years, so it is very difficult for us to change our ways to think, still the data manager deserve our attention, to me, balancing them, script-data manager is perhaps the best way to think about it.
The Data Manager is becoming very flexible for people with no coding experience, some managers and middle managers can tackle qlik solution with the data manager.