Can you give me a brief idea of the Supporting tasks available in QlikView Management Console.
It would be very helpful for those who want to explore QlikView Management Console in depth.
Thanks in advance
Think of the Windows Task Scheduler, where you can run any kind of executable file, passing parameters and creating dependencies. That's exactly what Supporting Tasks are for. Any thing that is not Reload, Distribution, Reduction, like sending some emails calling to an external program, running a backup after the nightly reload... You can do all that from the Supporting Tasks with the plus that you can make them dependend of your pure QlikView tasks.
For example: run a BAT file to check when a status from a database has ended, then if it went right start a reload, and after that, call to your corporate backup software to store the recently generated QlikView files.
Hope that gives you an idea.
Thanks for your answer.
Can you elaborate the use of 'Pause' and 'Database Command' Supporting Tasks. I couldn't draw the exact use of them.
They do exactly what they mean:
Pause will keep the service idle for the time specified. Think of keep waiting for a big file to be copied to disk.
Database command: perform a database command, for example, change some settings or execute a stored procedure
I've created a vbs script file which accesses the QV document data to format a mail body and sends a mail. The vbs works properly wen triggered via command prompt. However i tried to trigger the vbs script via a batch file using a supporting task. Though the supporting task runs successfully, it doesn't trigger the vbs. (I don't receive any mail.) Does supporting task do not support this types of operations?
If you will click on the Help button it will give you an overview.
I found solution but I'm not using supporting tasks and this only works when you use IE plugin for AP.
Re: Supporting Tasks - Batch file is not running