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Connect to Server

The Connect to Server dialog is used for opening QlikView documents remotely on a QlikView Server.

Note that when opening documents as a client to QlikView Server there will be restriction in what is possible to do with the document compared to when opening local documents. As a client it might not be possible to add or delete sheet objects, depending on whether the document supports collaboration. Sheets cannot be added or deleted. Furthermore, most properties dialogs and the script cannot be accessed, macros cannot be changed and the document cannot be saved.

Enter the computer name or the URL to a computer running QlikView Server under Server. Then click on Connect. Recently visited servers can be retrieved from the drop-down list. A URL may contain additional connection data.

Connection pseudo-URLs

Once connected, the central pane of the dialog displays the document folders available on the QlikView Server. Click on a folder and the available documents will be shown under Name at the bottom of the dialog. Double-click a document or select it and click on Open in order to open the document.

Connection settings

The following settings allow you to configure your connection and server authentication settings:

Clear List

The button clears the list of Recent Servers on the Start Page.


Select how to identify yourself to the QlikView Server. The following three authentication methods are available:

  • Use NT Identity: Uses authenticated NT identity. This only works if the computer is connected to the same Windows NT domain as the QlikView Server.
  • Anonymous: Uses anonymous login. It is only possible to connect if the QlikView Server is set to allow anonymous users and it is only possible to see documents with file permissions for the QlikView Server anonymous account. The connection pseudo-URL under Server will be complemented by a @ before the server name.
  • Alternate Identity: Uses a specific NT user name known on the QlikView Server's domain. The user name is typed in the User ID edit box. It will prompt for the corresponding user password when pressing the Connect button. The connection pseudo-URL under Server will be complemented by username@ before the server name.

Flat Mode

With this setting enabled, the bottom pane of the dialog will display the contents of all subfolders simultaneously rather than using the tree-view approach.

Connection pseudo-URLs

When connecting to QlikView Server from desktop clients, either via the Open in Server dialog or via link files, a pseudo-URL is used as document address.

The syntax is:



  • username is a Windows user ID. The parameter is optional.
  • hostname is the name of the host. The parameter is obligatory.
  • documentname is the name of the QlikView document (excluding the qvf or qvw extension). The parameter is optional.
  • port (e.g. 4749) can be used for specifying a specific port used by the server
  • protocol (e.g. http) can be used for specifying a tunneling protocol. The parameter is optional.

@ without username denotes anonymous identity.

If user identity is omitted altogether, the logged in Windows identity is assumed.

Information noteQVP links can only be opened in QlikView Desktop.

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