What are the different ways to refresh a qlikview document?
I am trying to understand what are the different ways in which a qlikview document can be refreshed that is hosted on a server. I read something about a Graceful refresh. What is that exactly? Also, is it recommended to give user the ability to reload the document on demand? If yes, what is the best way it can be implemented.
Actually, I think there's only one reliable way to refresh a document on a QlikView Server: let the Distribution Service reload & distribute it. All other "solutions" require one or more of the following: hacking, Windows account & permission twisting, fighting a reluctant QV Desktop, massaging Windows Task Scheduler to do what it is not made to do (for example chaining reload jobs), etc.
However, that doesn't mean you don't have any flexibility in how you start a reload. There are many QlikView architecture-compatible techniques like task chaining, triggering using external events (EDX), supporting tasks, manual triggers by QlikView Administrators or - and this is better for maintaining law & order on your server - Document administrators, and more.