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The Store statement creates a QVD, CSV, or text file.


Store [ fieldlist from] table into filename [ format-spec ];

The statement will create an explicitly named QVD, CSV, or TXT file.

The statement can only export fields from one data table. If fields from several tables are to be exported, an explicit join must be made previously in the script to create the data table that should be exported.

The text values are exported to the CSV file in UTF-8 format. A delimiter can be specified, see LOAD. The store statement to a CSV file does not support BIFF export.


Store command arguments
Argument Description
fieldlist::= ( * | field ) { , field } )

A list of the fields to be selected. Using * as field list indicates all fields. 

field::= fieldname [as aliasname ]

fieldname is a text that is identical to a field name in table. (Note that the field name must be enclosed b straight double quotation marks or square brackets if it contains spaces or other non-standard characters.)

aliasname is an alternate name for the field to be used in the resulting QVD or CSV file.

table A script label representing an already loaded table to be used as source for data.

The name of the target file including a valid path to an existing folder data connection.

Example: 'lib://Table Files/target.qvd'

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

  • absolute

    Example: c:\data\sales.qvd

  • relative to the Qlik Sense app working directory.

    Example: data\sales.qvd

    If the path is omitted, Qlik Sense stores the file in the directory specified by the Directory statement. If there is no Directory statement, Qlik Sense stores the file in the working directory, C:\Users\{user}\Documents\Qlik\Sense\Apps.

format-spec ::=( ( txt | qvd ) ) The format specification consists of the text txt for text files, or the text qvd for qvd files. If the format specification is omitted, qvd is assumed.


Store mytable into xyz.qvd (qvd);

Store * from mytable into 'lib://FolderConnection/myfile.qvd';

Store Name, RegNo from mytable into xyz.qvd;

Store Name as a, RegNo as b from mytable into 'lib://FolderConnection/myfile.qvd';

Store mytable into myfile.txt (txt);

Store * from mytable into 'lib://FolderConnection/myfile.qvd';

Information noteThe file extension of DataFiles connections is case sensitive. For example: .qvd.

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