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Starting QlikView

Start QlikView from the Start menu, Programs or double-clicking on a QlikView document.

You can also start QlikView from the command line, using the parameters described in the following section.

Command Line Syntax

The QlikView command line invocation can be described by the following syntax:

[ path ]Qv.exe[ { switch } documentfile ]


[ path ]is the path to the file, either absolute or relative to the current directory.

documentfile::= [ path ] documentfilename

documentfilename is the name of the document file.


You can use switches to start QlikView with different options.

Information noteThe switches /r, /rp, /l, /lp and /nodata are mutually exclusive. You can only use one of them in a command.
QlikView start switches
Switch Description

Open the document, perform a reload and close QlikView.


Open the document , perform a partial reload and close QlikView.

/l Open the document and perform a reload.
/lp Open the document and perform a partial reload.
/nodata Open the document without field and table data.

Assign a value to a variable before script execution starts.

Syntax is: /vVariableName=AssignedValue

Example: /vMyVariable=12

Information noteIt is not possible to use /v together with /nodata. The value defined with /v will not be assigned.

Override QlikView security measures against hostile macros and scripts embedded in QlikView documents. Warning dialogs prompting the user to accept potentially harmful code will not be shown.

Warning noteWe recommend that you use this switch with caution, and only with well-known documents.


qv.exe /r/vMyvar=123 abc.qvw

Tip note

In order to avoid error messages appearing when executing scripts in batch mode, set the script variable errormode to 0 in the script.

Error variables

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