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Mastering QlikView by Stephen Redmond

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Extracting metadata

There are a number of ways of extracting metadata from our QlikView applications, and some are easier than others.

Note

The Governance Dashboard (as explained later) extracts metadata and imports log information into a good application to manage your data. However, another tool that I really recommend to use to look at metadata and the details of the document is Rob Wunderlich's Document Analyzer (http://robwunderlich.com/downloads/).

Exporting the structure

Structure exporting is a facility that has existed in QlikView for many versions—we can export the data structure information into tab-delimited text files.

In the Tables tab of Document Properties, there is an Export Structure button.

This will export three files—table information, ...

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