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QVD file question.

I have a qvd file for transactions.  It consists of transactions from 10 products. Within each product there are three to four different types of transactions.  Each transaction has a different transaction type ID to identify It.  For instance issue tranactions has a transaction type id = 1.  Now with that said my transaction qvd file is over 500 million rows.  I can load the tranasaction qvd with a where clause with a transaction type id = 1 to return the issue transanctions.  The problem is it when the script runs it has to go line by line finding the match criteria.  This is a time consuming progress.  Is there any better way to setup the qvd so it can be read quicker.  Any thoughts? 

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eruditio
Contributor III

Re: QVD file question.

Try an optimsied load, assuming that your source is a QVD.

Temp:

LOAD * Inline [

type id,

1

]

;

Source:

LOAD

     Field1,

     [type id]

FROM yoursource.qvd

WHERE Exists ([type id]);

Drop table Temp;

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martinpedersen
Contributor

Re: QVD file question.

Hi David,

To get a fast reload of a QVD-file it need to be "QVD-Optimized". In general that means you can not do any calculations in the load and all fields previous loaded into the current table must be included in the QVD-file.

But qlikview allows the use of single parameter Exists() in QVD-optimized reloads.

//Create Data Table:

Data:

Load RecNo() as TransId, Floor(Rand()*10) as TypeId autogenerate 5000000;

Store Data into data.qvd;

Drop Table Data;

//Define Type 2 Load

_Type:

Load 8 as TypeId autogenerate 1;

//Load Table from

TransTable:

Load * From data.qvd (qvd) Where Exists (TypeId);

// Or Load TransId, TypeId From data.qvd (qvd) Where Exists (TypeId);

Drop Table _Type;

The above show the creation of a Data-Table with 5.000.000 records grouped in 10 random Types (1-10).

Then I specify what type i want to load in a temp-table => In this case TypeId = 8.

Finally I Load the Data-table as QVD-Optimized only for Type 8 with the use of "Exists(TypeId)".

Read more about QVD-Optimized loads here:

Some examples of things that will cause a non-optimised load are:

- Adding new fields to the table
- Deriving new values from a field in the QVD
- Retrieving a field twice
- Most WHERE conditions
- Joining to an existing in memory table
- Loading data into a mapping table

In contrast the things you are allowed to do are:

- Rename fields
- Omit fields
- Do a simple one field WHERE EXISTS on a field returned in the record set

http://www.quickintelligence.co.uk/qlikview-optimised-qvd-loads/

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Re: QVD file question.

Hi David,

if i understand well you have a big QVD holding everything and you want to load only Type =1

Solution 1 :

Load everything and put a list box to select value 1.

Solution 2 :

when you store qvd make it by type, so store one Type_1.qvd, Type_2.qvd, ...  you can choose then which you xant to load

No more ideas

Chris

eruditio
Contributor III

Re: QVD file question.

Try an optimsied load, assuming that your source is a QVD.

Temp:

LOAD * Inline [

type id,

1

]

;

Source:

LOAD

     Field1,

     [type id]

FROM yoursource.qvd

WHERE Exists ([type id]);

Drop table Temp;

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