Passing variables to applications via the QlikView QMC with Script Parameters and Publisher

Following this post which talks about methods for configuring apps, this post looks at how to achieve this via the QMC in QlikView and set variables in reloaded QVWs.

You’ll need to have Publisher enabled to access the features used for this example.

In a QlikView deployment with Publisher you’ll have access to the Reload tab for a task. This includes the option to add Script Parameters, which essentially leads to duplicate apps based on the provided field or variable name.

However – provide just one variable value, and you’ll pass this into one copy of the app.

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Version sheets and tabs in the load script for Qlik Sense and QlikView

In the absence of a source control system like SVN or GIT, a quick and easy way of capturing changes in a app is to update a version control tab before passing the app back to other developers, or onto testers.

This is a very low-tech solution, but the format below works well in shared environments. The first two tabs of your application should be:
– Version (explain the app and list changes you’ve made)
– Config (set the configuration values like paths, dates, etc used in your application’s data load and UI)

Version and Config sheets will become a familiar sight
Version and Config sheets should become a familiar sight

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