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kidbank3
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Now Function in Qlik Sense Vs Qlikview

When I use the now function in a text box in Qlikview the value actively counts up but in Qlik Sense the value appears static.  Do the functions work differently in View vs. Sense?

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MVP
MVP

Re: Now Function in Qlik Sense Vs Qlikview

Because QS is browser based and QV desktop is a client application. The browser needs a refresh before updating the displayed value. You will notice that the timer still works, but the screen won't update until refreshed.

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xufei123
Valued Contributor

Re: Now Function in Qlik Sense Vs Qlikview

Looks so. The time in Sense doesn't change until fresh the browser.

clondono
Contributor III

Re: Now Function in Qlik Sense Vs Qlikview

The default timer argument in Sense is 1, returns the time at the time of function call.

https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense/3.2/Subsystems/Hub/Content/Scripting/DateAndTimeFunctions/now.htm

Syntax:

now([ timer_mode])

Return data type: dual

Arguments:

timer_mode

Can have the following values:

0 (time at last finished data load)
1 (time at function call)
2 (time when the app was opened)

MVP
MVP

Re: Now Function in Qlik Sense Vs Qlikview

Because QS is browser based and QV desktop is a client application. The browser needs a refresh before updating the displayed value. You will notice that the timer still works, but the screen won't update until refreshed.

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