The Qlik NPrinting February 2019 release is here and contains some exciting new features! In this release, we’ve filled one of the most highly requested gap features from Qlik NPrinting 16: the use of Qlik variables in email reports. This adds to existing variables around user information and report names, allowing you to populate both the body and subject of emails with even more dynamic content. For example, the report date can now be included in the subject line, making it easier for recipients to see exactly which report(s) is enclosed. This also enables you to include KPIs that can be evaluated as Qlik variables, removing the need to create a report template to render this type of information.
(Tip: to add variables into the subject, simply add the variable to the body of the email, and then cut-and-paste it into the subject line.)
We’ve also improved the usability of images from Qlik Sense. Due to the nature in which Qlik NPrinting renders a Qlik Sense image in reports, the responsive design inherent to Qlik Sense can affect the image output. We’ve now included two new parameters in the Qlik NPrinting Designer: data displayed height and data displayed width. These pixel values ensure that the desired range of data and axis labels are rendered for the image in the report. Images can now be scaled reliably and predictably using any of the stretch properties in the Designer.
(Tip: to achieve this in an HTML report, add the desired output size in pixels to the image tag in the template. Please note that this feature is not yet available for PixelPerfect reports.)
Additionally, admins now have greater control over whether error messages are emailed for failed reports. If you don’t want recipients to be notified in the event of a report failure, an edit to the config file will prevent these types of messages from being sent. Stay tuned for even more robust task notification controls from directly inside the Qlik NPrinting web console in an upcoming release.
Finally, Qlik NPrinting can now run in Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) environments via a toggle in the config file. Here is a guideline for running Qlik NPrinting February 2019 on a FIPS compliant environment.
Looking forward, we remain committed to closing remaining critical gap features from Qlik NPrinting 16, including task notifications, more filtering options, and a migration tool to cover reporting elements beyond just report templates.
We’re also in the early stages of defining the next generation of reporting, which will center around increased integration into Qlik Sense, greater scalability using new microservices, and self-service in all aspects of reporting, including authoring. These promise to be exciting developments as we reaffirm our commitment and investment to enterprise reporting.
You can hear customer stories and discuss all things NPrinting with subject and product experts at roundtables and breakout sessions at our customer and partner conference, Qonnnections. You can register and see breakout sessions as they are published at www.qlikqonnections.com.