1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 11, 2013 7:30 AM by Michael Tarallo RSS

    QDF - Managing Variables in Qlikview

    Nicholas Scott

      In most projects a set of standard network folders is adequate to achieve the basic benefits of the QDF, but managing the variables between deployments / projects is a common problem.  I find that I can quite effectively manage variables by using a Spreadsheet and then load them with some script:

       

      http://community.qlik.com/docs/DOC-5012


      It looks as though the QDF may have developed a better way of managing variables between Qlikview applications.  Will QlikTech make the Variable Editor available as a separate application or as a standard component of Qlikview?

        • Re: QDF - Managing Variables in Qlikview
          Michael Tarallo

          Hello Nick - thanks for your valuable contribution. Yes I have seen the approach you have mentioned (spread sheets), and that is effective in smaller deployments, but may not be as such for larger deployments. As you have seen there isn't always one approach to implementing best practices. QDF is one of those approaches (consolidated from customer, partner and employee experiences) and as it continues to evolve, can become a standard and adopted in an enterprise. The Variable Editor supports the QlikView Deployment Framework only, and there aren't any plans to have it work independently at the moment. That does not mean it could not be adapted to what you want though. Your idea is a good one and should be posted in the ideas section of this group for considerations by QDF's developers and possibly other independent developers.

           

          Please let us know if you have any other questions.

           

          Regards,

           

          Michael Tarallo

          Senior Product Technical Manager

          QlikView and QlikView Expressor

          Follow me on Twitter @mtarallo