Extract data from a Qlik Sense or QlikView Application to QVD or CSV
Here is an easy approach to extracting the data model from a Qlik Sense (QVF) or QlikView (QVW) file. The example documented uses Qlik Sense Desktop, if you are using QlikView then please click here.
Most of the setup can be managed using variables from the front sheet of the application. However there are two steps that will require the user to update some things manually as indicated clearly in the steps below.
Why would you use or need this kind of technique?
In a production environment you may find use of the output table script elements without the variables as they can be useful in load processes when transformed QVDs can be re-used by other applications. However, there are many times where you need to create something quickly for an ad-hoc piece of work or as a demonstration to show a customer with amended data to make it more relevant (changing product, department names etc). This approach can also be useful when working offline on the front end or application tuning where you do not want to deal with all of the complications of the ETL process.