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jesper_bagge
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extract document name using QV JS API

I've been scouring the web for quite some time trying to find a method to grab the document name using the QV JS API.

I'm developing a document extension and could really use a more complete documentation than the official one found here: QlikView JavaScript API Reference - Version 11

Does anyone happen to know how to get the document name?

Cheers!

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jesper_bagge
Contributor III
Contributor III
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In the end I found two usable solutions, thanks to Firebug.

If you're interested, you can call either:

window.document.title or window.qva.View

to get some interesting values. However - neither of them works very well in web-view on local desktop.

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Hi Jesper,

1. Create a variable like 'DocName' in the application

2. Create a document event Trigger on 'onOpen'. Add the action 'Set variable', fill it with the name of the variable and for the value something like '=DocumentName()'

3. on the extension side in the file script.js, in the Qva.AddDocumentExtension function part,  add this code :

MyDoc = Qv.GetCurrentDocument();

MyDoc.GetAllVariables(function(vars) {

            for (var i = 0; i < vars.length; i++) {

                var obj = vars;

                if ( obj.name == 'DocName' ) {

                    // var text = obj.text;

                    MyDocumentName= obj.value;                  

                }

            }

        });

And you should get the name of the document in the MyDocumentName javascript object

Hope it's help !

jesper_bagge
Contributor III
Contributor III
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Hi Antoine,

Thanks! I've had that or a quite similar solution as my last resort, but it would be so much better if there was a standard way to get the application name through the API.

This solution requires a change to the QV datamodel (although a variable and a trigger is quite minimal...). I would like to have my document extension self-contained and deployable without changes to the target application.

Cheers!

Not applicable

Humm I see...

Does the name of your application is contained somewhere in the application (text object...) ?

If it's the case, you can use something like (in jquery) :

$('.myDiv').text();

.text() | jQuery API Documentation

jesper_bagge
Contributor III
Contributor III
Author

In the end I found two usable solutions, thanks to Firebug.

If you're interested, you can call either:

window.document.title or window.qva.View

to get some interesting values. However - neither of them works very well in web-view on local desktop.