QV 12.10 “Can Execute External Programs” is back

In an earlier post I wrote about how to authorize the script Execute statement and the differences between QlikView versions 11 and 12.  I’ve just tested the new QlikView v12.10 Initial Release and the rules have changed again.

To run an Execute statement in QV12 Desktop requires that “User Preference, Security,  Script (Allow Database Write and Execute Statements)” be checked on.  This is also true in QV12.10.

An additional Script Setting “Can Execute External Programs” is present in QV12 but had no effect.  In QV12.10, this setting behaves as it does in QV11. If off, you will be asked to authorize when the Execute statement is encountered in the script.

For an Execute to run in QV12.10 Desktop without prompting, both “Script (Allow Database Write and Execute Statements)” and “Can Execute External Programs” must be on.

What about QV12.10 Server? Like QV12 Server, Execute is authorized by the setting:


The value is set in “C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\QlikTech\QlikViewBatch\settings.ini”, and it is off by default after install.

Does QV12.10 Server need the  “Can Execute External Programs” setting? No. As a matter of fact, if it’s off, the reload sets it on. I don’t mean temporarily. I mean it sets and saves it in the qvw.

Updating the matrix from my previous post:execute-rules


What is the intent behind this QV12.10 change?  I’m not sure.



One thought on “QV 12.10 “Can Execute External Programs” is back”

  1. Hello Mr Wunderlich,

    In QlikView Server Release 12.30.20300 (November 2018 SR3) under C:\ProgramData\QlikTech\QlikViewServer\settings.ini a new setting (name) is used for allowing Macro Execution:
    (default seems to be 0, I switched to 1)

    In QlikView Server Release 12.30.20000 (November 2018) under C:\ProgramData\QlikTech\QlikViewServer\settings.ini
    AllowServerSystemAccessMacros=0 was not in the settings.ini file so I added this line with =1.

    Both required restart of the QlikView Server Service.


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