From the menu, choose File->Edit Script to open up the loadscript edit window. Insert a few blank lines at the top of the loadscript. Now, type in a Store command and an Exit Script command. For example, if the table you want to export is named 2009_HISTORY then you might type:
Store 2009_HISTORY into exported_2009_history.txt (txt);
Don’t save the document with the loadscript changes. It isn’t necessary. Now, from the menu choose File->Partial Reload. The partial reload will execute the store command and then exit. On a large table this might take a few minutes to write out the file.
If you wanted to export the data into a QlikView .qvd file then use (qvd) on that Store command instead of (txt). Once the file has been exported it is easy to load the qvd file into a different QlikView document.
If you only wanted to export a few fields from the table then the fields can be specified. For example, to export just a few fields from our example table we could code:
Store Material, Customer, Invoice_number from 2009_HISTORY into exported_history.txt (txt);
You can export data to a flat file from a table box, too, of course. But, sometimes, when you have a large table you can't display the entire table in a table box and this partial reload method would be your only option. The other problem with a table box is that it doesn't really display all of the rows from a table; it shows the field values whether they come from a single QlikView table or not. This partial reload method will export data from a single table only.