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iansimmons
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Multiple Designers, One Document?

Hello All

I am relatively new to QlikView, I have been working at it in evaluation mode for some time. I have a question: we have two designers who will be working in a similar area, using basically exactly the same data model. We would like to have their work within one QVW document as there is some overlap in their audience, and for licensing reasons we don't want to create two documents.

Is there any way to have one work on (say) a tab on a document, and have it imported into the other's document at a later date? Does Copy/Paste work across documents in this way? I can seem to copy a single object, but not a whole sheet. That would seem time-consuming and onerous. Is there any concept of merge/copy of sheets?

Many thanks

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Or
Valued Contributor II

Re: Multiple Designers, One Document?

Copy-pasting mostly works across documents. I'm not sure if you can copy an entire sheet, but you can certainly copy-paste the entire contents of the sheet (open the sheet in question, CTRL+A, CTRL+C, open the target sheet, CTRL-V. I think there's no menu copy option).

One point of concern, though, is object IDs. Any objects copied into a new file will be assigned new object IDs if their old IDs are unavailable. If you do not manually assign object IDs, this can result in container objects getting the wrong objects, for example.

There may be other issues, but those are the ones that come to mind. I've used this technique before with no particular problems (other than the object IDs).

iansimmons
New Contributor II

Re: Multiple Designers, One Document?

Thanks, I hadn't tried that. I have done it on a test document and it seems to have worked (with basic objects).

I can see the object IDs may be an issue in the long run.

MVP & Luminary
MVP & Luminary

Re: Multiple Designers, One Document?

If you use the Source Control feature (File, Source Control) you can checkin and merge each other's changes. It also has the side effect of generating unique objectids by user. You can manually do the unique thing by setting a policy that each user add manually add their userid to the objectid when they create them.

Does anyone know if it's possible to user the automatic unique objectid feature without attaching the project to source control?

-Rob

iansimmons
New Contributor II

Re: Multiple Designers, One Document?

Again, something I had not noticed before. This appears to relate to Subversion? We had noticed that some people use that for QV change management and version control.

Thanks, Ian