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brindlogcool
Contributor III

Qliksense lib connection

Where does the lib details stored in QlikSense

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Employee
Employee

Re: Qliksense lib connection

They are stored in the Qlik Sense repository.

Also, in the desktop, there is a reference in the app that allows the connection to be auto-imported into the server repository (unless there is a conflict).

brindlogcool
Contributor III

Re: Qliksense lib connection

Thanks Jonathan,

I am looking more in terms of  desktop app. Where the lib is stored in the Desktop app. In load script it always shows the lib:\\connection name.  Would like to know where is the lib:\\ connection name details or mapping details are stored.

Employee
Employee

Re: Qliksense lib connection

I believe the connection list within a desktop app is saved in the QVF file on the hard drive.

If you created a QVF, moved the QVF to a new machine, and opened the QVF on the new machine (new desktop install), you would still see all the same connections from the load editor (they may not work but they are there)

brindlogcool
Contributor III

Re: Qliksense lib connection

Thanks Jonathan,

I agree but i am looking where does the reference to lib://Connectionname point the connection to the actual path is stored.

Employee
Employee

Re: Qliksense lib connection

I'm not sure that there is any further detail available in the context of a desktop scenario.

In the server, you can go to the QMC, edit a connection, and see the exact connect string or folder.. specific attributes of the data connection object.

its the same with a desktop but i'm not certain there is a desktop API to retrieve this.

nareshguntur
Valued Contributor

Re: Qliksense lib connection

lib://...... contains the connection string which we create, basically the folder structure.

and this will be stored in the .qvf file just like the variables gets stored.

Cheers,

Naresh

brindlogcool
Contributor III

Re: Qliksense lib connection

Naresh i understand it is stored qvf like just like variable. But the question is it possible to access it or where it is stored?

MVP
MVP

Re: Qliksense lib connection

The syntax "lib:" refers to a data file connection. In Desktop, you can view and edit connections in the Data Load Editor.

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Click the pencil icon to edit - the path will be visible there

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brindlogcool
Contributor III

Re: Qliksense lib connection

Thanks Jonathan, I think i didn't post my question clearly. I understand how to create the connection and how to use it.

For the flat files once you created the connection in the load script it shows the lib://connection name/filename.

What i am looking is where does the reference actual file path and lib://connection name/ is stored. Is there any config file i can look at it or is it stored internally with in the qvf. Do we have any documentation on this?

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