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Git LFS with Qlik

Hi, just a light document proposing Git LFS to manage version control within the Qlikview and Qlik Sense projects. It's still a work in progress and it's a proposed solution to handle the binary files (.qvw and .qvf) that are currently the only step down using version control with Qlik.

Hope it helps and please comment on it!

Andrés

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Contributor II
Contributor II

Hi Andrés,

thanks for sharing this idea. I started to evaluate it for our development process and will enhance pros / cons table with our point of view.

Richard

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Contributor

Hello Andres! but then you version data + script? if it is a daily script, then you version daily?

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Specialist

Hi Hector, not the data. The structure of the .qvw or the .qvf (to preserve all the versions that you possible have build of your dashboard). For instance, normally in Qlikview when you're developing you might have like 15+ tabs with all different charts and stuff you're trying (at least myself  ) with this solution you still can have that, but once you're happy with some version just do the commit and you don't need to make a copy of that file. Of course this makes much more sense when you're working in big projects and there's more than one person touching the design (otherwise it can be used but it's not as effective).

Hope it makes sense.

Andrés

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Contributor II
Contributor II

Hi Andrés,

as a first short feedback:

It is like git-annex but seems to be easier.

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Specialist

Hi Richard, I didn't now git-annex. But indeed, doing it with Git LFS is just adding the extension.

Cheers,

Andrés