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Unstructured data and qlikview

Hello experts,

   I wanted to know if Qlikview supports unstructured data like log files, web logs.

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swuehl
MVP
MVP

If you want to know if you can read in text files, yes you can.

You also can use a lot of different string functions (have a look at the help file (search for string functions) for all details) to parse the text files into fields.

Does this answer your question? If not, please give a little more information about your needs.

Regards,

Stefan

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swuehl
MVP
MVP

If you want to know if you can read in text files, yes you can.

You also can use a lot of different string functions (have a look at the help file (search for string functions) for all details) to parse the text files into fields.

Does this answer your question? If not, please give a little more information about your needs.

Regards,

Stefan

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Hi Swuehl,

Could you please elaborate.

Not text files, actual web logs.

Regards,

Viraj

swuehl
MVP
MVP

Hm, not sure what I should elaborate on...

What do you mean with web logs, something like

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog?

You can load html tables from web sources (e.g.tables from wikipedia), using an url in the FROM part, like

LOAD Rank,

     Country,

     [Birth rate (births per year per 1000 persons)]

FROM

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_birth_rate]

(html, codepage is 1252, embedded labels, table is @1);

rwunderlich

If mean loading weg site access logs, those are usually csv files, and yes they can be procedded easily by Qlikview.

-Rob

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For example, I want to pick data from facebook/twitter. . .

Can i do that?

Regards,

Viraj

swuehl
MVP
MVP

Search for QVSource here in the forum and the Web.

It's connecting some of the most popular social communities APIs to QV.

It is a commercial 3rd party product and maybe there are also some competitors.

Just search the Web for QV connectors.

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Look at Qlikview Partner Attivio.  They allow you to pull Structured and Unstructured from virtually any source and visualize it through Qlikview.  They have a demo up on QlikMarket.