We are a team of four members that have to work in data transformation on the same server (due to confidentiality terms), we have access with two concurrent users but the client can't provide us more terminal licenses. Neither can we copy the QVD/QVW files or have a network shared unit for have a centralized repository so we're out of options as we see.
Do you know if there's a way to work in these environment?, I think of SVN repository but that implies a local copy of the files and probably the client will forbide it too
If you are doing a three tier model (Extract - Transform - Load) will the client let you take scrambled copies of the Extract QVDs off-site? Then you can write some of the transforms off line. If not scrambled copies, can you mock up data for the Extract QVDs?
We have a three tier indeed but we have to leave the QVD's on client server as well as Extraction QVW's. We can have Transformation QVW's in our laptos but can't have local copies of the QVD's, mock up data have no impact since we can't have any copy of the data.
Another option I consider is make a traditional Database (PostreSQL perhaps) from the extracted QVD's and access it from our laptops without generating any further QVD's
Hard to believe that a client won't provide you with the necessary access to your only (& closed) QlikView platform, although this is an ideal situation for doing some agile development. The server probably has no Terminal Server license and you have to work from the two administrator sessions.
If that's reality, and you have some flexibility in task planning and workhour scheduling, this may provide you with inspiration for a non QlikView-related solution: Divide your team into two units (an early and a late one ) and schedule their workhours like the example below. The pink area is the important one.
I'm just looking for alternatives, I think we can create a local database (on the server) and access it through our laptops without extracting anything, in that case we have to work without local QVD's but I see no point in that so a dead end if all of us have to work at the same time.
Thanks for your answer Rob and thanks Peter too, technically we can't find any alternative so we'll keep accessing the server two at the time as we have done so far.