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update of the QVD files

Hello All,

I have a question about the update of the QVD files :

here is the current process which is done automatically :

1/ qlikview connect to the datebase and read the data of D-1 (data from the previous day) in a table (rejects)

2/ save the data in the QVD files with the name "rejects_D-1"

  example : today  (08/09/2016) qlikview read the data of  08/08/2016

                    these data will be saved in the qvd ->"rejects_20160808"

3/ load the qvd files to construct the KPIs.

My problem is : sometimes one field (which called "status") change in the database.

Example : if in 1 week, the data of 08/08/2016 change  in the database , i must change the qvd "rejects_20160808"

is there a way to change also the qvd file ? if it is possible could you help me to do this.

Thank you in advance for your help


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Re: update of the QVD files


Do you have something to tell you when that field has been updated? e.g. updated flag / date?

If so then you can do an incremental load which is loading the QVD, loading any changes and then re-saving the QVD

Have a read here:


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Re: update of the QVD files

Hi Adam,

thank you for your answer

Yes if the field is changed the field "date" is updated


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Re: update of the QVD files

Ok in that case then you should be able to do an incremental load, you will need a key field for this

The logic will depend on your situation of course but I imagine it will go something like:

1- check date updated and load in changed rows from SQL

2- Reload the relevant QVD using a not exists load to only load the rows which haven't changed and concatenante this to the existing data

3- Re-save the data in to the original QVD

The link I provided will hopefully help you work through it.

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