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Connect to SQL Server in QlikView

As business intelligence solution developers, we should not limit ourselves to using tools from specific vendors instead we should try and explore as many data visualization tools as we possibly can. In this article, we illustrate using screenshots how you can connect to SQL Server from QlikView to visualize SQL Server data.
How to connect SQL Server from QlikView
Create new document
Close “Getting Started Wizard”
Edit Script
Connect to an OLE DB source
Choose SQL Server provider and click Next to configure the connection
Once you are finished configuring your SQL Server connection, an OLEDB CONNECT TO command will be added to your script as shown below.
How to load SQL Server into QlikView
Click the Select… button to configure your select statement.
Choose your columns. In our example, we have chosen data from our fictitious FruitSales view.
When you are done configuring a Select statement, it will be added into your script page as shown below:
Reload your document to refresh the dataset
My first-ever QlikView report
Once you have configured your connection and dataset, you can create a report based on your FruitSales dataset as shown below:



October 14, 2022
Sifiso is Data Architect and Technical Lead at SELECT SIFISO – a technology consulting firm focusing on cloud migrations, data ingestion, DevOps, reporting and analytics. Sifiso has over 15 years of across private and public business sectors, helping businesses implement Microsoft, AWS and open-source technology solutions. He is the member of the Johannesburg SQL User Group and also hold a Master’s Degree in MCom IT Management from the University of Johannesburg.

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