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I thought I could assign the Include file to a variable. I did a quick test but obviously didn't look at the result properly.
LET sConnectwiseConnectionString = $(Include=$(vConnectionFilePath));
LET sConnectwiseConnectionString = Replace($(sConnectwiseConnectionString), 'CONNECT TO','');
CONNECT TO $(sConnectwiseConnectionString);
Knowing that my file that is located at $(vConnectionFilePath) contains one line like below.
CONNECT TO [Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Integrated Security=SSPI;Persist Security Info=False;Initial Catalog=myDB;Data Source=ServerName];
I see that by using the LET syntax in the saved file it will save the connection to a variable.
e.g. LET sConnectwiseConnectionString = [Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Integrated Security=SSPI;Persist Security Info=False;Initial Catalog=myDB;Data Source=ServerName];
As nstefaniuk pointed out to me here but I didn't read it properly. http://community.qlik.com/thread/41760
I don't have the option of changing the connection file as there are hundreds out there on various customer systems.
Is there a way of getting the text in a file into a variable in the load script?
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LOAD @1 as conn FROM [$(vConnectionFilePath)] (txt);
LET vConnString = peek('conn');
DROP TABLE temptab;
CONNECT TO $(vConnString);
I wasn't clear if your file contained the "CONNECT TO" portion. If it does, then you only need to put $(vConnString); on a line by itself.
Thanks Rob, Excellent.
For anyone needing thisI did need to add (txt, no labels) so that the @1 would work because I didn't have column headings in the file.
LOAD @1 as conn FROM [$(vConnectionFilePath)] (txt, no labels);
Thanks again Rob.