How To Easily Extract Qlik Sense Application Variables
I have an Qlik Sense application that has over 100 variables and I would like to extract the variable and their definitions to excel, csv or flat file without having to open up each variable and copy and paste for the rest of the afternoon. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
As always, your suggestion is exceedingly helpful! I am in the process of installing the application for testing. In addition to creating a variable list, your proposed solution would seem to have dozens of useful applications outside of just source control. For example, I could use this method as a global find and replace or if I want to see if my logic is consistent across various visualizations, I could just read the Jason instead of navigating all over the app. Prior to using variables, some of my apps contained logic like:
A > 5 and A < 10 // A is between 5 and 10; A could be a float…
A >= 6 and A < 10
A > 5 and A <=9
Finding and correcting these small inconsistencies is exceedingly time consuming and could be done much easier if I could see all the source code at one time.
To answer your original question, I have a large application (25+ pages) which contains all types of set analysis that will provide great examples for others on my team. The Qlik documentation is great for users who already know how to use it and just need a reminder on the basic syntax. However, it lacks use case examples so it is difficult to use as an independent resource. There seems to be a very limited number of qlik sense books, especially those written specifically for 3.0+. If you have the time to write a book, I am sure there would be a market for it!!! I really appreciate your help.