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How to convert between different QlikView shared file formats

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How to convert between different QlikView shared file formats

The original format is recognizable by the .Shared ending, while the transactional shared file format ends with .TShared. A shared file using the transactional .TShared format is more reliable in case of failures, such as network issues, power outages, or insufficient storage space on disk. We recommend to use the .TShared format for files larger than 2 GB, because this format can handle file size up to 16 EB (exabyte). You can use the two different formats, original and transactional, simultaneously for different applications on the same server. However, only one format (either .Shared or .TShared) should be used in a given application.

The -f parameter allows to use the cleaning tool to convert between different shared file formats, such as .TShared and .Shared.
The format can be specified as:

  • same The file format of the input file will be used.
  • orig The original .Shared format is used as output format.
  • tx The .TShared format is used as output format.

If the -f parameter is not specified, the default option is same.
 

Environment:

  • QlikView 12.20 (November 2017) and up

 

Resolution:

 

  • Create a copy of the QVS executable. By default the QVS.exe is installed in C:\Program Files\QlikView\Server
  • Navigate to the folder where the copy of the QVS.exe is located.
  • Example to change the output format:
    • Convert .TShared to .Shared

 

 

QVS.exe -x "C:\Temp\1.QVW.TShared" -p -f orig​

 


 And you will get a 1.QVW.Shared_clean file on the same folder as a result. Simply rename the resulting .Shared_clean to .Shared.

 

  • Convert .Shared to .TShared

 

 

QVS.exe -x "C:\Temp\1.QVW.Shared" -p -f tx

 

 

?And you will get a 1.QVW.TShared_clean file on the same folder as a result. Simply rename the resulting .TShared_clean to .TShared.

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