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The binary statement is used for loading the data from another Qlik Sense app or QlikView document, including section access data. Other elements of the app are not included, for example, sheets, stories, visualizations, master items or variables.

Only one binary statement is allowed in the script. The binary statement must be the first statement of the script, even before the SET statements usually located at the beginning of the script.


binary [path] filename


Argument Description

The path to the file which should be a reference to a folder data connection. This is required if the file is not located in the Qlik Sense working directory.

Working directory

Example: 'lib://Table Files/'

In legacy scripting mode, the following path formats are also supported:

  • absolute

    Example: c:\data\

  • relative to the app containing this script line.

    Example: data\

File system access restriction


The name of the file, including the file extension .qvw or .qvf.


You cannot use binary to load data from an app on the same Qlik Sense Enterprise deployment by referring to the app ID. You can only load from a .qvf file.

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