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We are happy to announce the next version of our client-managed analytics offering, Qlik Sense February 2024. This version includes improvements primarily focused on new visualizations, formatting and functionality, additional SaaS connectors, and scripting improvements.

Visualizations & Dashboards

New Pivot Table

The new Pivot table is here with a set of new features:

  • Dimension headers
  • Null value custom symbol, foreground, and background color
  • Grid styling with width and color
  • Font styling for size, color and family for headers and cell contents
  • Totals styling and placement options: above or below
  • Column width options, set to auto, in pixels or with percentage
  • Scrollbars outside chart
  • Interactive sort of dimensions

All the above are designed and added based on feedback from our users. The new Pivot table is launched in the Visualization bundle and will replace native pivot next year when additional features are added.

*Part of the visualizations bundle

 

New Layout Container

The Layout container is a new component in the Dashboard bundle. In the Layout container, charts can be placed in a freeform manner with or without a snapping grid. Charts can overlap, be stacked, and controlled with show conditions. The Layout container is highly versatile but especially useful for:

  • Grouping charts together
  • Combining charts into new visualizations
  • Creating composite KPIs
  • Grouping and reusing user controls and buttons
  • Creating aesthetic pleasing dashboards

*Part of the visualizations bundle

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New Borders and Shadows

As of today, most charts receive settings for borders and shadows. Charts inherit the border setting from the theme, but the border width and color setting can now be overridden and customized per chart. The border can play a big role in how your dashboard is perceived, use it wisely to achieve your goals, especially when layering multiple charts!


Chart shadow is a new property on charts, providing a shadow contour around the chart, with options for size and color. Shadows create a depth effect and can be used to highlight and make certain elements stand out.

 

New Copy and Paste Style Option for Charts

This new chart feature makes life easier when creating a uniformed look across multiple charts! A simple copy and paste functionality now allow you to copy all a chart’s specific style attributes and paste those same attributes onto a separate chart, eliminating the need for tweaking each setting to ensure images are a match!

CopyPasteFeb2024.png

 

Styling Grid, Funnel & Sankey Charts

The Grid chart, Funnel chart, and the Sankey chart have been upgraded with the new property panel for styling. The styling includes general settings for title, subtitle, footnote, background, border and shadow and chart specific settings for axis and value labels.

 

Connectivity

Additional SaaS Application Connectors

We’re continuing to expand the connectivity of Qlik Cloud Data Integration with a new group of connectors that just got released. These connectors will enable you to gather business data from more applications that focus on the supply chain, ERP, CRM, and finance:

  • Acumatica ERP
  • GitHub
  • QuickBooks
  • SAP Ariba
  • SAP Cloud for Customer
  • SAP Fieldglass
  • SAP SuccessFactors Payroll
  • Stripe
  • Zoho Books
  • Zoho CRM
  • Zoho Expense
  • Zoho Inventory

We also updated the existing Oracle OPERA connector to support change data capture.


Like our previous connector releases, these connectors are Generally Available (GA), covered by our standard support policies and are tagged as Preview. If you haven’t already done so, you will need to contact your local support representative to activate the feature flag that enables all these connectors in your tenant. The preview tag and feature flag are there because these connectors do not cover all use cases and we want to make sure you have the best experience possible.

 

Insight Advisor

Improved Tooltip for Period over Period Analysis

An improved tooltip is now available for Insight Advisor’s period over period analysis type feature, helping guide end-users to create a new calendar period for their Qlik Sense App (when needed).

 

Hub & Engine

Data window functions in engine load script

Customers can now perform complex calculations on their data tables in the Qlik load script to perform aggregation on different partitions without losing the granularity of their data. This functionality is commonly used in SQL and with many ML data preparation use cases.

 

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NOTE: Qlik Sense Client-Managed release cadence update:

The release cadence of Qlik Sense Enterprise will change from 4 quarterly releases a year to 2 releases a year.   After this February 2024 release, moving forward, Qlik will deliver releases in May and November as the two major releases per year.  As always, we will continue to deliver patches in between the major releases to ensure optimal performance.   The reason for this release change is to streamline our development focus and optimize communications centered around two major releases per year.

7 Comments
lashworth
Luminary
Luminary

Love the idea of 2 major releases a year to help us be able to keep up easier on Enterprise. 

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Or
MVP
MVP

Not at all a fan of only two releases a year. Enterprise customers already have to wait for features long after they're released to Cloud, and now the wait time doubles.Those who want to upgrade only twice a year (or once a year) were already free to do so, but customers now lose the freedom to upgrade sooner if desired for whatever new functionality was added in each version.

I also have to say that tucking this change at the bottom of a blog post about a new release is not the best way to communicate a significant change to Enterprise customers. Hopefully there's a more prominent announcement coming soon for those who didn't read this post all the way down to the end past the Qlik Connect ad?

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PabloLabbeImaps
Partner Ambassador
Partner Ambassador

Didn´t noted the final comment about the release cadence until the first comment pop-up in my in box.

Yes, I do agree this change deserve a more prominent announcement to customer base.

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rodrigo_martins
Partner - Contributor II
Partner - Contributor II

I wasn't aware of this change in release cadence until Or's answer above. I completely agree with him. We have a list of customers looking forward to Layout Container (for example), who would be very upset if the wait had been 6 months instead of 2.

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peter_turner
Partner - Specialist
Partner - Specialist

The release cadence change was certainly 'hidden' at the end of that blog, and looks like standard T&C's on a quick glance.

I hope the May & November SR's are going to include new features from SaaS, else that's quite a wait for the next major release.

 

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QlikProductUpdates

@peter_turner @rodrigo_martins @PabloLabbeImaps @Or @lashworth 

Please reference the Support Blog post regarding the release cadence update.

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PabloLabbeImaps
Partner Ambassador
Partner Ambassador

Thank you for bring my attention to the support blog post ! I'll share this with my customers 

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