Hi Chris - check these videos out and let me know how you do:
- New to Qlik Sense Cloud Videos - importing data is one of the videos
- Qlik Sense in 60 - Attach Files - YouTube
Attach files in Qlik Sense Cloud - makes the data available as part of the app AND it is not in the data area. You can see the attached data by going into the Data Manager and clicking the Add Data button (plus symbol) or and then in the interface there is an attach button and you will see the attached file.
Let me know how you do.
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The data sets and load work ok.
Because they are all in the load script of the app I only get the option to view the linked data in the data model viewer, which is ok because I do all my development in QlikSense Desktop to create QVD files to upload.
The videos don't mention anything on replacing data files with the same name and how they work.
Are they suppose to be overwritten when the new data file is imported with the same name or do they need deleting first ?
Agreed, I need to cover that, once I get confirmation that it works - at the moment there is a known issue with this.
1) There is a known issue with cloud when replacing, overwriting, refreshing data files that have been imported, I know they are actively working on it - I will check on the status. So if you have an app that is using the path to load data that has been imported and you upload a newer file, you would expect that app to reflect the data of the new filer - it does not. I have to see what the work-around is.
2) With attach files - i believe it is the same thing - i just tried it and my updated file with the same name did not reflect the new data.
let me get some answers