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ngulliver
Valued Contributor III

Unable to open QVW because of large data - solution

Hi.

I came across this issue recently where I was unable to open my QlikView app as the data it contained was too large. I thought I would share the solution:

Why
Occurs particularly with Apps which accumulate data over time.

Error Message

You will get the message “The document C:\<foldername>\<file name>.qvw failed to load”.

Resolution
Two options:

1)    1) If this file remains in the Recently Opened Documents view you can right click on the file and select the option Open '<filename>’ Without Data.

2)   2) If the file is not on Recently Opened Documents you will have to go to the Start button and type on the command line C:\Program Files\QlikView\qv.exe /nodata C:\<foldername>\<filename>.qvw.

This need to be typed all in one line so you might need to type it into notepad and copy/paste into command line.

You can then reload a smaller subset of the data in Debug mode if you need charts/tables/variable etc populated for viewing. Ultimately, you will need an alternative long term solution to retain all the data.

I cannot claim to have found the second solution myself. This was thanks to looking at http://www.qlikviewaddict.com which proved invaluable.

Regards,

Neil.

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MVP
MVP

Re: Unable to open QVW because of large data - solution

Neil,

I am just curious: How big (on disk) is your qvw that fails to load? Which version and OS are you using?

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Re: Unable to open QVW because of large data - solution


Hi Neil,

Thank you very much for the information. It solved my issue which i am looking for.

Regards,

Sanjeev Kishan

karunpreet
Contributor

Re: Unable to open QVW because of large data - solution

Hi Neil,

My qvw files's size is 874MB and I am also getting the same error.

But, the solution you have provided is not working for me. When I try to load the file without data, that time also its fails to load the qvw. Do you have any other solution for the same.

ngulliver
Valued Contributor III

Re: Unable to open QVW because of large data - solution

Hi, Karunpreet.

Unfortunately, that error message is not caused just by size issues. There could be corruption caused when saving.

I also came across another recovery process for you to be aware of:

Document Fail to load

Cheers,

Neil

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