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Load QVDs in an optimize way

Hi all,

I need to load a huge QVD in qlikview (this QVD is from a previous stage of my dashboard) the "problem" is because I need to do a few transformations to this data but I want a good performace.

If I do the transformations in the LOAD statement I lost the optimize load, but is the same using a precedent load. (this load takes around four minutes).

If I load the QVD and later I do the transformations in a resident table, it will be faster? I don´t think so.

Then, What´s the best way to do it?

Thanks at all.

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Esteemed Contributor

Re: Load QVDs in an optimize way

when i read your question i directly remember a document from last week.

it doesn't completely answer your question, but take a look. it is about loading performance

It's not just your old fashioned INLINE statement

Re: Load QVDs in an optimize way

Before storing into QVD can you do all transformation???

If yes then try that approach.


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Valued Contributor

Re: Load QVDs in an optimize way


It´s a very good idea to use it to do something as a "where" but my transformations are different, I need to use Ifs or change formats (maybe Ifs could be done with INLINE tables and ApplyMap, but I think this is not an optimize way)

Thanks a lot

MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

Re: Load QVDs in an optimize way

Like Prashant hinted if possible do the (essential) transformations one step before. You could also try it with loading the qvd optimized and performing the transformations on a resident-load but I doubt that there is much difference between both methods.

But you could try to implement an incremental load-approach. It's not only useful for loading rawdata else it could be very powerful within a second/third data-layer on qvd's - the logic itself is always the same. More to this and the necessary where exists() clause could you find here: Advanced topics for creating a qlik datamodel.

- Marcus