Dynamic Variable #Qlikview

set vNewVariable = $(vTestName);

let ‘$(vNewVariable)’ = ‘Something’;

RDP session for keepass

This is very nice way to add RDP sessions to keepass


Amazing whitepaper on QVD structure


Fix #Qlikview 12.2 DirectConnect stopped working, Database connection failed

Upgraded to 12.2 and through web clients I was getting a Database connection failed. Checked the error log and it was complaining about not being able to find

fileNotFound C:\Program Files\QlikView\Server\QvConnect64.EXE) occurred during open of C:\Program Files\QlikView\Server\QvConnect64.EXE

Well, I think the installer possibly didn’t place it correctly? Anyways, to fix it just copy

C:\Program Files\QlikView\QvConnect64.EXE into the Server folder C:\Program Files\QlikView\Server\ and then the magic works again

Weird one for you, left handed mouse through RDP, how to fix

Install the microsoft  Intellipoint driver and it will auto switch it for you when you connect to the terminal server.

Quick #Qlikview Reloader

We all know and love the QMSEDX reloader and it works well. The way I was using it though was getting a little annoying. Typically I would set the password on the External Event Trigger. Then I would create a .bat file that would call qmsedx.exe something like

\\server\QMSEDX_CommandLine\qmsedx -task=”Reload a Qlikview” -qms=http://server:4799/QMS/Service -password=thepassword

Then go into the qvw, create a text object and set then the action to launch the .bat file

Kind of a hassle.

So my first thoughts were I could just delegate access to the Qlikview portal and let people reload that way. But I was a little hesitant because there was no way to restrict them to reloading only. They could muck up the schedule, delete tasks, all sorts of ways to mess things up.

Anyways, I wanted a method that was easy to reload but had a low chance of people messing with it.

Enter the Qlikview reloader.

First off, I stopped using a password on the EDX task. (A user can’t reload unless they are a member of QlikView EDX anyways)

Basically it looks in the C:\ProgramData\QlikTech\ManagementService\QVPR\Trigger.xml for where the TriggerType for ‘ExternalEventTrigger’ is ‘true’. This gives you a list where EDX has been set, then it joins to the C:\ProgramData\QlikTech\ManagementService\QVPR\DocumentTask.xml to get the name of the document

Then a text object is created with a conditional show that will show when a single document is selected.

=if(GetSelectedCount(DocumentName)= 1,1,False())

This text object has a Launch action the application is set to


This assumes you have downloaded the qmsedx.exe and created a share called QMSEDX_CommandLine

Also, need to set the vServer parameter

The Parameters are

=’-task=”‘ & only(DocumentName) &'” -qms=http://$(vServer):4799/QMS/Service -verbosity=5’

This launches the reload and passes it the document name, I also find it useful to include the verbosity=5 so that you can see some progress in the reload window.

In action it looks something like this.

Qlikview Reloader

Get a copy here





Been rereading Data Visualization: a successful design process by Andy Kirk

Once again I am fascinated by the Hollywood Movie Poster, would be fun to recreate in Qlik