I am currently trying to integrate a web service call into a Qlik application. I have successfully done this with a Macro that is triggered by a button. The xml response from the web service is saved to a temporary file, a partial reload is done, and the temporary file is deleted. I found a few helpful posts on the Qlik community to set it up. Here is the relevant portion of the macro code:
Set xmlhttp = CreateObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP")
Path = ActiveDocument.Evaluate("left(DocumentPath(), index(DocumentPath(), '\', -1))")
FileName = Path & "response.xml"
set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
set s = fso.CreateTextFile(FileName, True)
ActiveDocument.DoReload 2, true
My question is how would I get this to work outside of the Desktop application so that any user accessing the .qvw through AccessPoint is also able to use web service data? I have not found a way to trigger any sort of reload from within the .qvw on AccessPoioint (DoReload or any of the other Reload functions for ActiveDocument and the Reload action for a button). I am able to call the web service from AccessPoint and can set the return value into a variable but I am not able to get the xml response to be reloaded into the appropriate tables for my visualizations. Most of the data can be a day old but we are trying to use a web service to provide a real-time option for the user. I think there may be a way to do this by manually parsing the xml within the macro and using the DynamicUpdateCommand but I am looking for something that feels a little less "hacky". Any tips or examples would be greatly appreciated.