Creation Of PRJ Folder In QlikView Application

Introduction

PRJ folders are very useful for QlikView applications because they are helpful for Source Control Management. Source Control Management is also known as Version Control. It refers to the business or organization. It is the management of documents, source code and other data in a QlikView application. Version Control has easy development of new features.

For the development environment, Version Control is important in QlikView applications. A QlikView document can be saved in various file formats (like XML and text files). The properties of QlikView documents like sheet and every object are always stored in the XML files.The PRJ folder does not allow the underlying data. Every time the user uses the document the documents will often be opened. When an object is created sometimes it may be changed then these changes are saved. Then the PRJ folder makes it possible to see who made a change to the QlikView application or QlikView document.

Contents of PRJ folder

  • Module.txt
  • TopLayout.xml
  • LoadScript.txt
  • AllProperties.xml
  • Sheet Objects like ListBox., TableBox, Chart and so on.
  • DocBinary.dat
  • DocProperties.xml

How to create PRJ folder in QlikView Application

Use the following procedure to create a PRJ folder.

Step 1: Open QlikView application

In the first step you need to open the QlikView application then go to:
File-> New then this window will be opened.

After clicking New option


Step 2:
Select data source

In the second step, for creating a QlikView document you need to browse to your Excel file and click on the Next button.

data source


Step 3:
Verify data presentation

In the third step we need to verify our data that we browsed from the Excel file and click on the Next button.

data presentation


Step 4:
Save File

The next step is save our QlikView file in the location that you want to and click on the Save button.

save file


Then this window will be opened and click on the Next button.

save as file


Step 5: Select Chart

In this step for data presentation we need to select a chart and click on the Next button.

select chart


Step 6:
Select Dimensions
 
In this step, we need to select the dimension because dimensions show the grouping of calculated data. From drop-down boxes you select one or more dimensions and click on the Next button.

select dimensions


Step 7:
Add Expression
 
In this step, we need to add the expression in the chart because the chart expression defines the calculated value in the chart. From drop-down boxes you select one or more expressions then click on the Finish button.

add expression


Step 8:
Main Window
 
In this step, you saw the main window after following these steps.

main window


Step 9: Create new folder

The next and major step of a PRJ folder is to create a new folder in the location that we saved our QlikView file.

Example

Suppose my QlikView file was saved in the desktop in the QlikView file folder, then go to this folder and create a new folder.

create directory


Step 10: Rename folder

The next step is to rename the folder that we create and save this folder with the extension -prj.

rename folder


Step 11: Save as QlikView file

After renaming the PRJ folder the next step is to return to the QlikView application and save again our QlikView file with the same name that we saved it to previously and replace it.

again save


Now this window will be opened and click on the Save button.

save as


Now this confirmation box will be opened and click on the Yes button.

confirm box


Step 12:
Go to the PRJ folder
 
The next step is go to the PRJ folder and click on this folder for seeing the contents of the PRJ folder.

Prj contents


When you double-click the PRJ folder then you can see all the contents of the PRJ folder.

prj


If you want to see any PRJ content then simply double-click on any PRJ content.

double click


Then this window will be opened.

final window

These are the basic steps for the creation of a PRJ folder in a QlikView application.

Summary

This article is helpful for understanding PRJ folders and the creation of PRJ folders.