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Luminary
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Git with Qlikview

Hi all,

I finally decided to start my own blog on how we can integrate Git with Qlikview, Step by Step.

I will be updating the blog soon with my personal details. Feel free to make comments and share your thoughts.

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Thanks,

JV

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Luminary
Luminary

Re: Git with Qlikview

Thank you Bill. I hope you find it useful and you are welcome to comment and discuss your ideas.

JV

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Re: Git with Qlikview

Dear Q L

I do regularly read QlikView Blogs and have added your one to my Web Browser favourites.

Best Regards,     Bill

Luminary
Luminary

Re: Git with Qlikview

Thank you Bill. I hope you find it useful and you are welcome to comment and discuss your ideas.

JV

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jonas_wiklander
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Re: Git with Qlikview

Hi, nice post. Have written a little about using Qlikview with Mercurial, another distributed version control system which means it gives rise to about the same issues to work around. Linked to your post as a Git example... check it out here: Qlikview and version control, part 1 - Sigma Blogg

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Re: Git with Qlikview

Is there really no way to include comments on the releases?

Luminary
Luminary

Re: Git with Qlikview

Hi albert, could you plese elaborate you question? It'd be great to have a little bit of background.

Juan

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Re: Git with Qlikview

Git tags?

We tag all files on every release.

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Re: Git with Qlikview

Surely.

I am new to Git & version control in general, so please bear with me...

Our BI team has grown and we now have several developers working on one QVW. As you could imagine, development is extremely tricky at the moment with so many developers trying to work on one main dashboard/QVW. We would like implement version control in QlikView so we can better manage releases and troubleshoot issues properly.

From what I've read in the whitepapers, it seems like svn is the preferred method of version control. Since we use Git in other development processes in our team, I would like to stay within that environment.

Juan, I read through your bog post on integrating Git and I did not see anywhere to enter release notes/comments. I would like to track changes with each commit so other members on the development team knows what has changed in our QVW. Is there anyway we can do this with TortoiseGit?

Also, what are your thoughts on uploading the binary qvw to Git if we reduce the data? I'm honestly very worried about the stability of the prj/xml break down.

Albert

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Re: Git with Qlikview

We are using GIT in a multiuser Environment and one of the problems with GIT is that you cannot know if someone is working on an application unless you ask.

Merging changes is also not possible.

The stability of the prj is very good. No problem after two years.

You add comments when commiting: git commit -m"Your comment here".

It is also possible to view changes between versions.

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Re: Git with Qlikview

Do you bother to use Qlik's SVN/version control at all or do you exclusively use manage version control outside the application?