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Coming off Qlik World, we are happy to announce the next version of Qlik Sense May 2023 - our Client-Managed analytics offering.  This version is primarily focused on visualization improvements including a new filter pane object, a variety of new styling options, and enhancements to navigation and design.  We also have included a new Google Analytics 4 connector and improved authentication for several other connectors.

In this release, you will find the following new capabilities, many of which are already available in Qlik Cloud today: 


Visualizations & Dashboards:

New Filter Pane

The new Filter Pane is a highly requested feature improvement. Like the List Box from QlikView, the new Filter pane includes a grid layout. It also provides several new capabilities, including grid mode, search mode (with wildcard option), checkbox mode, compact view, and histogram.




Table Exploration Menu

One of the most significant updates of the year, the new Straight Table significantly boosts self­ service capabilities with expanded exploratory analysis and reporting. It acts as a catch-all table, providing users with the flexibility to pick and choose how they would like their layout presented. Users can add many fields simultaneously, alternate dimensions and measures, customize column width, view the user field picker, choose pagination or virtual scroll, and store the layout in bookmarks.




New Background Options for Charts

We continue to roll out additional capabilities that add flexibility and customization to Qlik Sense Saas visualizations, you can now include backgrounds in bar charts with the option to set an image or color.





Increased number of visible lines within line chart art

Based on customer feedback, we have extended the number of data points that can be shown on the Line Chart. This gives users more flexibility and scalability within the Line Chart.




New Styling Panels

Provides flexibility, allowing customers to conform to company, department, or personal style standards and preferences. The styling panel for Text and Image covers titles, subtitles, and footnotes, and includes options for font size, color, and family.




New Axis and Value Label Styling for select charts

Styling for Bar Chart, Pie Chart, Combo Chart, and Scatter Plot has been enhanced to include axis title, axis labels, and value labels. These improvements add flexibility for customers, allowing them to conform to company, department, or personal style standards and preferences.

New Chart Hover and Selection Menu Design

Providing better customization, we have re-designed the chart hover and selection, enhancing chart rendering with new visual styling options.


Advanced Authoring:

New Engine Function

Working within the Qlik Engine object hierarchy, the new GetObjectld() chart function allows you to set a variable with sheet ID and a sheet action, automating the retrieval of the current sheet ID. This simplifies the creation of custom navigation, currently a tedious process. This feature was highly requested by customers.






OAuth support for Databricks via MS Azure

The Qlik Databricks connector in Qlik Sense now supports the OAuth authentication option. This option will allow a Qlik Sense user to authenticate with Data bricks in the most secure way using OAuth 2.0. The support for OAuth also allows single sign-on (SSO) to Data bricks with Qlik Sense Saas when using an identity provider. This release only supports OAuth authentication with Databricks on Azure, but we plan to expand this capability to the other cloud platforms we support with Databricks in the future.


Google Analytics 4 Connector

The Google Analytics 4 connector extracts traffic and engagement metrics from your Google Analytics 4- enabled websites and apps and loads that data into your Qlik Sense apps.
Google is replacing Universal Analytics with Google Analytics 4. For more information about this change, see Google Analytics Help.

New authentication methods for Azure SQL database and Azure Synapse Analytics connectors

  • The Azure SQL database and Azure Synapse Analytics connectors now support two new authentication methods:
  • Azure OAuth: Allows single sign-on (SSO) when using an identity provider.
  • Azure Active Directory: Protects user identity and simplifies the sign-in experience.



Partner - Contributor III
Partner - Contributor III

The new filter pane is a nice addition. There is a thing I noticed right away that I'm not convinced.
1) The way to trigger a search now is much more restricted. You must click the search icon. On previous version it was enough to click at any point of the filterpane (eg, title or data) and start writting to get the search functionality to work.


Partner - Specialist
Partner - Specialist

@Kdober interestingly Qlik tweaked this behaviour in SaaS soon after releasing the new filter pane there. Now you can just click the field and start typing to search - just like the old filter pane. I imagine that change will come to client managed in a future patch or release. 



@Kdober Hadn't noticed that. Good catch. In fact, it is no longer possible to search a filter in cases where there's only a small number of values, which prevents users from advanced searches like =Revenue>100 on the filter.



Contributor III
Contributor III

Thats why I'm never installing new realease until at least patch 1 comes out 😉

Although great changes!


I have raised the missing search option to the product team for review. 
Reference: QB-19544

Partner - Contributor III
Partner - Contributor III

Hi, another issue we found.

Default bookmarks are not working. Any app having one (with layout or without), lands on the app overview without any selection, and not going to the sheet in the BM (when layout is stored)

I created support ticket for this: 00085163



Thanks, our Support team will investigate the case raised.


The missing search option (magnifier icon) for fields with 3 or fewer values has been fixed earlier this week in Qlik Cloud, and will be included in future Qlik Sense on Windows releases. Look for QB-19544 in future release notes. 



for a few releases now, the database service needs to be running during an upgrade. 

could this be documented somewhere? (i tend to forget this, and the red warning signs of the installer tend to frighten me 😉




@ToniKautto  Another bit of fun with the new filter object:

When there are more filters than can fit on the screen, we get a drop-down of the original filters. However, by default, the hover menu always obstructs this drop-down's natural click point, making it super frustrating for people to try and click:


Perhaps it could be moved or adjusted, ideally so it's not actually on top of the object and blocking the click space? Note that this behavior isn't new per se, but with the drop-down most people will naturally try and click on the arrow, so it's a lot more frustrating than in other instances.