Create QVD File In QlikView Application


This article provides a simple example of how to create a QVD file in a QlikView application.

Step 1: Open the QlikView application

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

After clicking New option

Step 2: Open Edit Script

The second step is to open the edit script window, from "File" -> "Edit Script".

window of edit Script

Step 3: Select Database

The third step is to select a database from the Data tab and click on the Connect Button.

select database

Step 4: Data link property window

In this window we select SQL Server and click on the Next Button.

data link

Step 5: Connection tab

In the connection tab, enter the server name and user name and password and select the database from your server and click on Test Connection.

test connection

Then you find that the test connection succeeded and click on the OK button.

  Confirm box

Then click on the OK button.

ok box

Step 6: SQL Server login

Then they require SQL Server login so you have entered a valid login id and password and click on the OK button.

SQL server

Then this window will be opened.


Step 7: Create select statement

When we click on the Select button on data tab then this window will be opened.

select statement

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

create select

Step 8: Code of edit script

Now create a QVD file and write this code in the edit script.


Step 9: Save QlikView file

After reloading the edit script, the next step is to save the QlikView file and click on the Save button.

save file

Step 10: Script execution progress

Then the script execution progress window will be opened; enter the required login Id and password and click on the OK button.

Script execution

Step 11: Sheet property Window

After this process, the sheet property window will be opened. If you want, add a field and select a field from the available fields and click on the OK button.
Then this window will be opened.

main sheet

Step 12: Now this window will be opened and close it.


Step 13: Now you will see the QVD file in the location you saved your QlikView file.

QVD file


This article described how to create QVD files in your QlikView application.

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