When using variables in QlikView, a common best practice is to store them outside your QlikView application, or to define them in the script. However, there’s one thing about this approach that often annoys me. When defining a new variable during development, you either have to:
- define the variable twice: once in the variable editor and then again in your external file/script to ensure that it is persisted;
- or, define it once in your external file/script and then reload the application to make it available in the front-end, potentially leading to a lot of unnecessary downtime.
Fortunately, there is a solution that lets you define your variables once in an external file -and- have it available in the front-end (almost) immediately without reloading. read more