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kahl_dre
Partner - Contributor II
Partner - Contributor II

How Safe is it using Web File Connection

Hi,

I had a customer ask me if pulling data from a Web File can introduce Malware to the System.

Is there a whitepaper / official page that I can give to them that explains that it is safe to do this?

Thanks

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kaushiknsolanki

If you are using Web Files, I guess the changes are that you may get malware if it is attached to that file. Never tried this, but would like community experts to suggest.

Regards,
Kaushik
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kahl_dre
Partner - Contributor II
Partner - Contributor II
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Hi Kaushik,

Just to be clear, I am talking about the HTML "scraping". Surely that only reads the HTML text and doesn't download a file or executes any sort of code from the Web page?

kaushiknsolanki

You are right, I am referring to the same, but I am not sure if it invites any malware.

Regards,
Kaushik
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Bill_Britt
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Hi,

Never gave this much thought, but you are scraping data, and not creating a function in the load script.  

 

Bill

Bill - Principal Technical Support Engineer at Qlik
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kahl_dre
Partner - Contributor II
Partner - Contributor II
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Hi Bill,

Yes. Just a simple data fetch from a website, but the customer is concerned about malware and I need to have some sort of documentation, to prove that no web code gets executed, so no malware can get onto the QlikView server via this data fetch.

LOAD
    Name,
    Abbreviation,
    Currency,
    Rate
FROM
[https://tools.sars.gov.za/rex/Rates/Default.aspx]
(html, codepage is 1252, embedded labels, table is @1);