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Qlik Sense App: QVD Meta Data Viewer

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Qlik Sense App: QVD Meta Data Viewer

There is a large amount of useful information that is stored in the header of QVD files.  This gives information about the data in the file, when it was created and which app created it.  This data is in an XML format and can be viewed in a text editor.

Being XML it can also be loaded in to Sense and viewed there.

This blog post describes how this can be done and gives some background to the application uploaded here:


The application enumerates around a number of libraries and reads the header information from each QVD in those libraries.  It persists the information it finds to a QVD and also creates a timestamped archive - so you can see how your QVDs are changing over time.

You will need to configure the app to find your libraries by editing the load script, just list the libraries in this INLINE load:

List Libraries.png

If you have any questions regarding getting this app set up please post in the comments below.

There is a QlikView version of this application also, which you can find here:

QlikView App: QVD Meta Data Viewer

Both versions of the app also include our popular Data Profiler, which you can find more information about here:

Qlik Sense App: Generic Data Profiler

I hope that you find the application useful.  You will find other applications that I have uploaded under my profile on QlikCommunity or on our Downloads page..



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