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brunours
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NPrinting 17 - how to import filters with fields using different connections

Hi everybody,

We are using NPrinting 17.2.3, and we are trying to import users and filters, based on the example spreadsheet provided by Qlik.

I can only create filters with values based on one connection per filter. However we have apps using more than one connection, and we wish to keep it simple and have an unique user filter per app.

I am attaching an import spreadsheet that works with the filter named 'User1 filter' created with the field [Field 1] from the connection 'Connection1' filtered on the value 'Value 1'. How can I add to the same 'User1 filter' a filter on the field [Field 2] with the value 'Value 2' from the connection 'Connection2' ?


Thank you.

Bruno


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Lech_Miszkiewicz
Honored Contributor III

Re: NPrinting 17 - how to import filters with fields using different connections

Understand - Thank you!

Bruno - I guess you have 2 choices: Apply my solution or have multiple import tasks.

regards

Lech

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Lech_Miszkiewicz
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Re: NPrinting 17 - how to import filters with fields using different connections

Hi Bruno,

Bad news is you have to create 2 filters with 2 different names. Then you have to list both filters...

This is because NPrinting has to specificly connect right filter to right connection without guessing which connection is used in report as you can have 2 connections in 1 report!

cheers

Lech

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brunours
New Contributor II

Re: NPrinting 17 - how to import filters with fields using different connections

Hi Lech,

From the admin interface, it is possible to create a filter that is applied on fields from different connections. I can specify which connection is used for each field. This is what I would like to do during the import.

And in the previous version of NPrinting, it was possible to import user filters from different connections using the syntax:

[Connection].[Field]={....}

I tried this in the value column, but it doesn't work.

The only workaround that seems to be working is to create multiple import tasks, against the same filters, with the update filter setting for the task selected. It is quite cumbersome and harder to maintain, therefore I am seeking a more efficient way I may have missed.

Cheers,

Bruno

Lech_Miszkiewicz
Honored Contributor III

Re: NPrinting 17 - how to import filters with fields using different connections

Hi Bruno - I see your point!

rpc‌ - Ruggerro - what do you think? any ideas how we could help Bruno. I think this is quite important topic to discus how it meant to work. For nice & neat NPrinting Apps the way he wants to maintain filters seems to work great! Looking forward to hear from you.

cheers

Lech

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Employee
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Re: NPrinting 17 - how to import filters with fields using different connections

Hi All,

Right now (June 2017) importing user and filter feature in Qlik NPrinting 17 is limited compared with the same feature in the 16.* serie. So what you told is correct and developing this feature is in the to do list but not yet plan right now.

Cheers

Ruggero



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Ruggero
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Lech_Miszkiewicz
Honored Contributor III

Re: NPrinting 17 - how to import filters with fields using different connections

Understand - Thank you!

Bruno - I guess you have 2 choices: Apply my solution or have multiple import tasks.

regards

Lech

cheers Lech
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brunours
New Contributor II

Re: NPrinting 17 - how to import filters with fields using different connections

Thanks Lech and Ruggero for your answers.

I will have multiple import tasks for the time being.

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