Qlik Community

QlikView Scripting

Discussion Board for collaboration on QlikView Scripting.

QlikView Fans! We’d love to hear from you.
Share your QlikView feedback with the product team… Click here to participate in our 5-minute survey.
Rules, plus terms and conditions, can be found here.
Not applicable

Load excel Files

We need to load data from excel.

We used the LOAD instruction

LOAD field1,




If the file is on the same server where QlikView Server is installed everything works.

Otherwise if the file is on the network , an error is returned.

Please note that QLikview has been installed with a local account and the services are running using that local account.

Is this the reason? Can someone help?


Tags (2)
4 Replies

Load excel Files


    If you are accessing the file over the network.

    You must specify the address of that computer.

    For example






[\\VARUN-PC\Unseen Movies\QV\Tableand fields.xlsx]

(ooxml, no labels, table is Sheet1);

    Here Varun-Pc is the comp on which you have the file.

   Make sure that you include \\ before the name or address of the computer.

   Try this. This will work


Kaushik Solanki

Not applicable

Load excel Files

Hi Kaushik,

yes, the path is specified.

i guess that the problem is that QlikView has been installed with a local account. the QLikView services starts with this account. and this account can't reach the folder where the excel is, it has not the permissions to access it.

Is there a workaround?

Many thanks


Honored Contributor II

Load excel Files

You could map a folder using a network user whose password doesn't expire.

I believe there are ways to setup local user access to network resources but it's way more complicated than my basic windows admin skills, you might want to try a windows admin forum.


Load excel Files

As Daniel suggested, you can map the folder using an account with permissions to access the folder.

Another work-around could be to create a local account on the file-server (where you host the xls-file) with the exact same name and password as the local account running the services on QVS. As you're using local accounts, Windows will use NTLM as the authentication protocol between the resources, and with the exact same name and password, the hash generated will be the same on the two machines. This is a way to share resources in a Workgroup, where no domain controller is present.

Community Browser