5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 12, 2013 7:20 AM by Dicky Mohanty RSS

    Define .pgo, .meta and .shared file

    Dicky Mohanty

      Hi All,

      Could any one please help in explaining the characteristics of .pgo, .meta and .shared files?

      Also please let me know the contents of the file and how to open those file and view their contents.



        • Re: Define .pgo, .meta and .shared file


          1> .pgo file consist the license details (session , document , user CAl)

          2> >meta file contains document properties details (i.e , document category, distribution list information e.t.c)

          3). Shared file contains the details of all the shared object created by the user for the respected report.


          By using shared file viwer or shared object handler power tool you can opn the shared file. But I think till now there is no power tool provided for opening the cal or pgo file.



          D J

          • Re: Define .pgo, .meta and .shared file
            Fabien MAURIS DEMOURIOUX



            In .PGO files, you have all the CAL infos stored. From Server Manual :


            BorrowedCalData.pgo : Keeps track of borrowed Client Access Licenses (CALs).

            CalData.pgo : Keeps track of CALs.

            IniData.pgo : Coordinated version of Settings.ini.

            ServerCounters.pgo : Keeps track of statistics.

            TicketData.pgo : Keeps track of tickets.


            In .Shared files, you have data like bookmarks, objects or annotations created by users for each .qvw


            From Server Manual, .META file contains:

            a.AccessPoint attributes

            b.Pre-load options

            c.Authorization (Document Metadata Service – that is, DMS – mode only)


            You can find out more about this in the Server Reference Manual.

            • Re: Define .pgo, .meta and .shared file
              Peter Cammaert

              These are all server files, usually located in the same subdirectory as your published documents:


              • .pgo     Server objects like CAL information, Ticket information etc. Managed by QVS and not really intended to be used or manipulated by developers. HOWEVER, some can also be exported as xml and then read by a suitable QVW. Ex. look for the License Analyser in the resource Library.
              • .meta     (one per document) contains all sorts of settings that relate to this document and were done in the QMC (like AP settings, load options, DMS settings etc.) No sure if you can read these.
              • .shared     (one per document) contains this documents shared objects and their properties (like ownership and such) QlikView Power Tools has some basic tools to view and change the contents of these files


              Look in the QLikView Server Reference manual for more details.



              • Re: Define .pgo, .meta and .shared file
                Marcus Sommer

                This are proprietary file-formats from qv. Unfortunately there aren't a official documentations and only a few infos in the community.

                Shared files contains user-objects like bookmarks - in the power tools is are vievwer available.

                PGO-files contains current data about the user-access - you could put "PGOAsXmlAlso=1" in the settings.ini from server to receive these files additionally as readable xml-files.

                Meta-files contains data about which user/usergroups have access, in which category belonged this app,some more - you could read these files with a hex-editor - perhaps there are also viever in the power tools.


                - Marcus

                • Re: Define .pgo, .meta and .shared file
                  Dicky Mohanty

                  Appreciate a lot for all your timely responses that cleared the concepts!!!