For Qlik Sense and QlikView to be able to recognize an .exe file as a connector, the file version information resource must include the property “QlikView Connector”. Its value is used as a connector display name within Qlik Sense and QlikView and has to be specified.
There are a few ways to set the file version information. For example:
- Use the provided tool verpatch.exe. Copy the file to your project directory and add the following line to your post build events:
"$(ProjectDir)verpatch.exe" "$(TargetPath)" /s "QlikView Connector" "Qv Event Log Connector"
For the line above to work, make sure verpatch.exe is actually located in $(ProjectDir).
- Version information can be defined in a resource file for a C++ program. Search for “VERSIONINFO Resource” to read more about this.
- Use third party tools (for example, Version Resource Tool): http://www.codeproject.com/KB/install/VerPatch.aspx