Friday 28 September 2012

QlikView for UltraEdit

After releasing the Notepad++ language def, I was asked by one of my clients if it was possible to produce a similar syntax highlighting for UltraEdit which they use exclusively throughout their IT department. So after having a bit of a play, I've managed to create something which is on par with the Notepad++ highlighting.

Syntax highlighting in UltraEdit is a lot more capable than that in Notepad++ so I intend to investigate it a little further and see how close to QlikView's script highlighting this can get. I thought I'd release this initial version though for people to use and test.

Full instructions and screen shots on how to install it will come with the next release but for now you can download the QlikView UltraEdit Wordfile and it can be installed by copying the file into the folder "%appdata%\IDMComp\UltraEdit\Wordfiles\"

As always, if you find any bugs or have any suggestions, please leave a comment below.


  1. Great effort. Unfortunately I have minor issue getting it to work properly.
    I'm using UE
    If I use the menu 'View as' it shows as 'Python1' right after 'Python'.
    Going to Advanced -> Configuration -> Syntax Highlighting it shows as 'Language 13' (right after Python).
    Any ideas how to resolve this?

  2. Hi
    I'm no expert in UE so I'm learning as I go I'm afraid. So far it's only been tested in UE so I'm just downloading the same version you are running to test it.

    I've noticed though that you need to close all instances of UE and open it again to get it to pick up some changes to the wordfiles so give that a try first. If not I've a new version I'm working on that adds a few extra features and includes some changes to the naming and numbering of the wordfile. If you drop me a message with your email address using the "Contact Me" page above I'll send you it and see if it helps.