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  • Reference Manual

    Version 11.2 SR2 for Microsoft Windows

    Lund, Sweden, 2013

    Authored by QlikTech International AB

    QlikView 11.20 SR2, 11922 1

  • Copyright 1994-2013 QlikTech International AB, Sweden.Under international copyright laws, neither the documentation nor the software may be copied, photocopied,reproduced, translated or reduced to any electronic medium or machine-readable form, in whole or in part,without the prior written permission of QlikTech International AB, except in the manner described in thesoftware agreement.QlikTech and QlikView are registered trademarks of QlikTech International AB.Microsoft, MS-DOS, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, WindowsVista, Windows 2008, SQL Server, FoxPro, Excel, Access and MS Query are trademarks of Microsoft Cor-poration.IBM, AS/400 and PowerPC are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.Borland, Paradox and dBASE are trademarks of Borland International.ORACLE and SQL*Net are trademarks of Oracle Corporation.MacOS is a trademark of Apple Corporation.Sun Java and JavaBeans are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    2 QlikView 11.20 SR2, 11922

  • Contents

    Content

    Part 1 Introduction 171 Before You Begin 191.1 Conventions 191.2 QlikTech Support Services 20

    2 Whats New in QlikView 11.2? 212.1 General Features 21

    3 Compatibility Issues for Earlier Versions of QlikView 233.1 File Format Compatibility 233.2 Mixed Client/Server Environments 23

    4 QlikView Personal Edition 25

    Part 2 Installation 275 Installing QlikView 285.1 QlikView Installation Packages 285.2 Downloading and Starting the QlikView Desktop Installation Program 295.3 When the Installation Program Is Running 295.4 Serialization 295.5 Network Distribution of QlikView 305.6 License Enabler File Editor 305.7 Updating QlikView 31

    6 OLE DB and ODBC 336.1 OLE DB 336.2 When Is the ODBC Interface Needed? 336.3 Creating ODBC Data Sources 34

    Part 3 Navigation and Basics 357 Starting QlikView 367.1 Command Line Syntax 367.2 The Start Page 377.3 Connect to Server 397.4 Batch Execution 40

    8 Getting Started Wizard 439 QlikView File 499.1 QlikView Project Files 499.2 Source Control 50

    10 Menu Commands 5110.1 File Menu 5110.2 Edit Menu 5510.3 View Menu 5610.4 Selections Menu 5710.5 Layout Menu 5710.6 Settings Menu 5810.7 Bookmarks Menu 5910.8 Reports Menu 59

    QlikView 11.20 SR2, 11922 3

  • Contents

    10.9 Tools Menu 5910.10 Object Menu 6010.11 Window Menu 6010.12 Help Menu 61

    11 Toolbars and Status Bar 6311.1 Toolbars 6311.2 Standard Toolbar 6311.3 Navigation Toolbar 6511.4 Design Toolbar 6511.5 Sheet Toolbar 6811.6 Bookmarks Toolbar 6811.7 Customize (Toolbars)... 6811.8 Status Bar 71

    12 User Preferences 7312.1 User Preferences: General 7312.2 User Preferences: Save 7712.3 User Preferences: Editor 7812.4 User Preferences: Design 8112.5 User Preferences: Objects 8212.6 Font 8412.7 User Preferences: Export 8512.8 User Preferences: Printing 8712.9 User Preferences: Mail 8812.10 User Preferences: Locations 8912.11 User Preferences: Security 9112.12 User Preferences: License 92

    13 Exporting and Printing 9513.1 Print: General 9513.2 Print: Layout 9613.3 Print: Header/Footer 9713.4 Date & Time 9913.5 Print Sheet 9913.6 Print Preview 10013.7 Copy Mode 10013.8 Export/Export Contents... 101

    14 Logic and Selections 10314.1 Single Field Value Selection 10314.2 Color Codes 10314.3 Selection Styles 10314.4 Indicators 10514.5 Multiple Selection Within a Field 10514.6 Moving Selections 10614.7 Locking Selected Field Values 10714.8 Current Selections 10714.9 Selections in Other Objects 10714.10 Search 10914.11 Advanced Search Dialog 11214.12 AND-Mode in List Boxes 114

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    14.13 Circular References 11514.14 Loosely Coupled Tables 11714.15 Alternate States 117

    15 Bookmarks 11915.1 Bookmark Types 11915.2 Add Bookmark Dialog 11915.3 Bookmarks Dialog 12115.4 Export Bookmark(s) 12315.5 Import Bookmarks 12415.6 Alternate States and Bookmarks 125

    16 Reports 12716.1 Reports Menu 12716.2 Report Editor 128

    17 Alerts 14317.1 Creating Alerts 14317.2 Using Alerts 14317.3 Alerts 14417.4 The Alerts Dialog 14517.5 Alert Wizard 148

    18 Variable Overview 15519 Expression Overview 15720 Internal Files 15920.1 File References in the QlikView Layout 15920.2 Internal Files in QlikView Documents 15920.3 Internal Files in the QlikView Program File 15920.4 Sounds 160

    Part 4 Script 16121 Introduction to Loading Data 16221.1 Loading Data from Files 16221.2 Loading Data from Databases 16221.3 Direct Discovery 163

    22 Variables and Fields 16522.1 Fields 16522.2 Input Fields 16622.3 Variable 16722.4 Other Entities in QlikView 167

    23 Edit Script Dialog 16923.1 Set Statement Wizard 17523.2 Find/Replace (Script) 17623.3 Hidden Script 17723.4 Table Viewer 17723.5 Data Link Properties 18023.6 Connect to Data Source 18223.7 Create Select Statement 18323.8 Open Local Files 18623.9 Open Internet Files or Open QlikView Document 18723.10 Inline Data Wizard 188

    QlikView 11.20 SR2, 11922 5

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    23.11 Access Restriction Table Wizard 18923.12 File Wizard 190

    24 Script Syntax 21324.1 Script Statements and Keywords 21324.2 Table Names 26924.3 Script Variables 27024.4 Dollar-Sign Expansions 27724.5 Quotation Marks 279

    25 Script Expressions 28125.1 Operators 28125.2 Aggregation Functions 28425.3 Other Functions 301

    26 Data Structures 36526.1 Data Loading Statements 36526.2 Execution of the Script 36526.3 System Fields 36526.4 Logical Tables 36726.5 Associations between Logical Tables 36726.6 Field Names 36926.7 Concatenating Several Tables into One 37026.8 Join and Keep 371

    27 Evaluating the Loaded Data 37727.1 Generic Databases 37727.2 Cross Tables 37827.3 Matching Intervals to Discrete Data 38027.4 Using the Extended IntervalMatch Syntax to Resolve Slowly Changing Dimension Problems 38127.5 Hierarchies 38327.6 Semantic Links 38427.7 Linking Information to Field Values 38727.8 Data Cleansing 38827.9 Wild Cards in the Data 39027.10 NULL Value Handling in QlikView 39127.11 Character Set 393

    28 QVD Files 39528.1 Purpose of QVD Files 39528.2 Create QVD Files 39528.3 Reading Data from QVD Files 39628.4 Using QVD Files for Incremental Load 396

    29 Security 40329.1 Authentication and Authorization 40329.2 Security Using the QlikView Publisher 40329.3 Security Using the Section Access in the QlikView Script 40329.4 Sections in the Script 40329.5 Access Levels in Section Access 40429.6 Section Access System Fields 40429.7 Restrictions on QlikView Functionality 40629.8 Dynamic Data Reduction 40629.9 Inherited Access Restrictions 407

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    29.10 Encryption 407

    Part 5 Sheet and Sheet Objects 40930 Document Properties 41030.1 Document Properties: General 41030.2 Document Properties: Opening 41630.3 Document Properties: Sheets 41830.4 Document Properties: Server 42030.5 Input Box Properties: Constraints and Document Properties: Variables 42230.6 Document Properties: Security 42430.7 Document Properties: Triggers 42630.8 Document Properties: Groups 42830.9 Document Properties: Tables 43030.10 Document Properties: Sort 43330.11 Document Properties: Presentation 43430.12 Document Properties: Number 43530.13 Document Properties: Scrambling 43730.14 Document Properties: Extensions 43830.15 Font 43930.16 Layout 44030.17 Caption 445

    31 The Sheet 44731.1 Creation 44731.2 Navigation 44731.3 Sheet: Object Menu 44831.4 Sheet Properties 44831.5 Sheet Properties: General 44931.6 Select Fields/Sheet Properties: Fields 45131.7 Sheet Properties: Objects 45231.8 Sheet Properties: Security 45331.9 Sheet Properties: Triggers 45431.10 Tabrow Properties 455

    32 Sheet Objects 45732.1 Local Objects and Server Objects 45732.2 Object Menu 45832.3 Notes and Comments 45832.4 Drag and Drop to Microsoft Office 458

    33 List Box 45933.1 List Box: Object Menu 45933.2 List Box Properties: General 46233.3 List Box Properties:Expressions 46533.4 List Box Properties: Sort 47233.5 List Box Properties: Presentation 47333.6 Properties: Number 47633.7 Font 47733.8 Layout 47833.9 Caption 48233.10 List Box Tree View 484

    34 Statistics Box 487

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    34.1 Statistics Box: Object Menu 48734.2 Statistics Box Properties: General 48934.3 Statistics Box Properties: Number 49134.4 Font 49234.5 Layout 49234.6 Caption 492

    35 Multi Box 49335.1 Multi Box: Object Menu 49335.2 Multi Box Properties: General 49635.3 List Box Properties: Sort 49835.4 Multi Box Properties: Presentation 49935.5 Multi Box Properties: Number 50335.6 Font 50435.7 Layout 50435.8 Caption 505

    36 Table Box 50736.1 Using the Table Box 50736.2 Table Box: Object Menu 50736.3 Table Box Properties: General 51136.4 Table Box Properties: Sort 51336.5 Table Box Properties: Presentation 51436.6 Chart Properties: Style 51636.7 Table Box Properties: Number 51736.8 Font 51836.9 Layout 51836.10 Caption 518

    37 Current Selections Box 51937.1 Current Selections Box: Object menu 51937.2 Current Selections Box Properties: General 52137.3 Font 52337.4 Layout 52337.5 Caption 523

    38 Input Box 52538.1 Using the Input Box 52538.2 Input Box: Object Menu 52538.3 Input Box Properties: General 52738.4 Input Box Properties: Presentation 52938.5 Input Box Properties: Constraints and Document Properties: Variables 53038.6 Input Box Properties: Number 53238.7 Font 53338.8 Layout 53338.9 Caption 533

    39 Button 53539.1 Button: Object Menu 53539.2 Button Properties: General 53639.3 Actions 53839.4 Font 54539.5 Layout 545

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    39.6 Caption 54540 Text Object 54740.1 Text Object: Object Menu 54740.2 Text Object Propert

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