Have you ever wanted to consume a whole file’s content into Qlik as a single value? Perhaps, a series of README files or code files which can be shown on the front end? This is a little tricky since Qlik was really built to consume tabular data. So when connecting to files it is trying to determine the columns and rows. Here is a way to get around that:
This will load the entire files as one field up to 10000 lines. This can be changed of course.
A more complicated example, say I want to load a series of HTML files, which I will utilize as a source for an extension to render:
Which results in: