The File Extensions Database

.QVD File Extension

  • Developer by: QlikTech International
  • Category: Database Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .QVD file?

.QVD is QlikView Data File

Database file used by QlikView, a business intelligence tool; saves an uncompressed "RAM image" representation of a QlikView table as it was stored in memory when open in QlikView; allows the database to be opened and loaded into memory quickly.

QVD database files are used to store data for business sales, revenue, costs, and profits. The data is used for competitive intelligence and historical, current, and predictive analysis.

When a QVD file is open, QlikView houses the database in memory instead of on disk, which allows for fast data queries and computation. Therefore, QVD files are loaded directly into memory when opened in the software.

Programs that open QlikView Data File
QlikTech International QlikView

How to solve problems with QVD files

  • Associate the QVD file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any QVD file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.QVD files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the QVD file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .QVD is QlikView Data File. Because only the current version supports the latest QVD file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the QlikTech International manufacturer website after an available .QVD is QlikView Data File update.
  • To make sure that your QVD file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.