Disabling standard mode

You can disable standard mode, or in other words, set legacy mode, in order to reuse QlikView load scripts that refer to absolute or relative file paths as well as library connections.

Warning: Disabling standard mode can create a security risk by exposing the file system.
Note: You cannot disable standard mode in Qlik Sense Cloud.

Qlik Sense

For Qlik Sense, standard mode can be disabled in QMC using the Standard mode property.

For more information, see Managing a Qlik Sense site: Editing engine.

Qlik Sense Desktop

In Qlik Sense Desktop, you can set standard/legacy mode in Settings.ini.

If you installed Qlik Sense Desktop using the default installation location, Settings.ini is located in C:\Users\{user}\Documents\Qlik\Sense\Settings.ini. If you installed Qlik Sense Desktop to a folder that you selected, Settings.ini is located in the Engine folder of the installation path.

Do the following:

  1. Open Settings.ini in a text editor.
  2. Change StandardReload=1 to StandardReload=0.
  3. Save the file and start Qlik Sense Desktop.

Qlik Sense Desktop now runs in legacy mode.


The available settings for StandardReload are:

  • 1 (standard mode)
  • 0 (legacy mode)

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