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New on the scene - Qlik Sense February 2019!

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Do you desire more advanced visualizations with Qlik Sense or require greater mobile support with reliable security measures to expand your mobile workforce?   Do you want to leave the data where it is and perform amazingly quick data exploration on your largest data sets? What about enterprise class reporting with comprehensive administrative controls?

 

The wait is over …  Qlik Sense February 2019 has arrived!   That’s right – the latest version of Qlik Sense is now live, and it is packed with new features that will not disappoint and will likely start some buzz in the market!   To add to the excitement, beyond Qlik Sense, you can also get your hands on Qlik NPrinting enhancements and the open availability of Qlik Associative Big Data Index. There’s so much to get you caught up on, let’s jump right in and review some of the highlights!

 

To begin, following the success of the Dashboard Bundle released in November, the February 2019 release includes our next exciting extension bundle, the Visualization Bundle.    This bundle includes seven of the most popular visualization extensions from our open source community.    Below you will find detail on the new advanced chart types that are now available:   

 

  •  Funnel chart – to show progression of a measure through stages
  • Sankey chart – displays a measure as a flow and how the measure is divided into categories in one or more stages
  • Radar chart – shows a measure spread on a polar chart with two category dimensions, one for the axes and one for areas
  • Heat Map – shows a matrix of color values with two dimensions and a measure
  • Multi KPI object – shows measures with more options and customizations than the standard KPI object
  • Word Cloud – highlights the most common occurrences in the text dimensions
  • Network chart – visualizes a graph with dimensions for nodes, parents and measures

 

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These additional chart types dramatically improve how our customers can visualize data.  You can look forward to more exciting advancements throughout the year around our extension bundle strategy.

 

Beyond visualizations, we have made usability enhancements to the Qlik Sense UI to provide a more fluid and natural user experience, using a tabbed metaphor across data, analytics and storytelling.     This change will enable fast time to insights with fewer clicks.

 

 

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We continue to focus on the needs of our customers specific to enriching their authoring experience, and with this, we have added new advanced authoring features.  A new addition to the Dashboard Extension Bundle, the Share Button, allows sharing of insights via a direct link that can be added to the canvas.   Also, we have added new dollar sign expansion functionality to the expression editor allowing users to evaluate the results of calculations, which reduces the chances of a syntax error.    

 

This release also includes several advancements in the mobile space, as we continue to empower the mobile workforce and drive our market leading mobile strategy.  The Qlik Sense February 2019 release includes Qlik Sense Mobile app availability for Android devices and new support for mashups.  We have also expanded EMM (Enterprise Mobile Management) capabilities with support for Microsoft InTune – one of the fastest growing EMM platforms in the market.     We are leading the pack in mobile threat detection security, now with new Zimperium integration.   

 

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While this release is packed with some great new Mobile advancements, this is only the beginning, as this release sets the foundation to drive our ongoing mobile strategy and future roadmap.

 

Let’s switch gears and talk about some highly requested features and quality improvements for several of our value-added products. Let’s start with Qlik NPrinting.     February 2019 provides several highly sought-after features that have been added to Qlik NPrinting, including image scaling for Qlik Sense analytics, support for variables in emails, and FIPS compatibility – making Qlik NPrinting more capable of supporting a wide range of customer requirements and use cases.

 

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Lastly, we are proud to deliver quality improvements across the board to ensure Qlik NPrinting meets the needs of your enterprise reporting requirements.

 

Finally, we are thrilled to roll out the open GA of our Qlik Associative Big Data Index. Now all our customers can take advantage of this product and embrace any size data set to gain more insights across the organization. This value-added product unlocks the value of large data sets and delivers the Qlik Associative Engine to the biggest data repositories - now you can freely explore and analyze without limits. What’s even more impressive is that the Qlik Associative Big Data Index provides a governed, scalable, high-performance associative experience that can be deployed within sources such as Hadoop-based data lakes, eliminating the need to transfer and prepare the data elsewhere before it can be analyzed. With this, we are confident that big data is simply data to Qlik.  Watch this video to learn more about the Qlik Associative Big Data Index


We are off to an exciting year here at Qlik!   Subscribe to our blogs and stay informed!

 

 

Check out our new Community Qlik Sense Product Forum  and  don't miss the "What's New" February 2019 Video !


 

.... and of course, log in with your Qlik ID to download the latest version!  

 

Can't see the video? YouTube blocked by your region or organization? Download the .mp4 attached to this post to watch on your computer or mobile device.

 

Click here to register for the Qlik Insider Webinar to learn about this release and more

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millerhm
New Contributor III

Will the Visualization Bundle be able to be installed independently? We have Nov 2018 installed (including the Dashboard bundle). We are not quite ready to do a full environment upgrade, but would like to add the Visualization Bundle. 

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Employee
Employee

Hi Millerhm - thanks for your question. At this time - it is part of the February 2018 release. However if you want to experiment with some of these visualizations - they may still be available as independent extensions on Qlik Branch, now known as the Garden - https://developer.qlik.com/garden - for example searching for Funnel yield this one https://developer.qlik.com/garden/5788249cdd42cf18d2312a01 created by Stefan Walther, a Qlik Employee. You can install extensions individually in the the Qlik Sense Enterprise Management Console. Let me know if you need more assistance.

Regards,

Mike T

Qlik

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millerhm
New Contributor III

Thanks for the reply, Mike - we already have many of these installed from Branch/Garden - the benefit to us of the Bundle is that they're "certified" and fully supported and I would rather our users use this version than the unsupported one. As feedback, while the bundles are a great addition, I suspect others would find value in them being independently installable as well, as most enterprise organizations are not able to install every single new build when it comes out, but these would add pretty immediate value with very little regression testing needed.

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paulcalvet
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The Big Data Index is very disappointing, especially after the 2017 and 2018 qonnexion demos.... The big advantage of this solution is the live mode, but where are the graphics ?

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Luminary
Luminary

Hi @millerhm, as a workaround you can install Sense Desktop locally, zip the extensions and import them to QMC.

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Employee
Employee

Hi Paul - 

I will have our PM reply as soon as he is able.

Regards,

Mike T

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millerhm
New Contributor III

Thanks Juraj - I wasn't sure if that would work since they have different properties than regular extensions, but had them already downloaded to Desktop, and sure enough it worked - thank you!

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Employee
Employee

Hi Paul

This is the very first release of the Big Data Index and as such will be iterated upon with extra features on the same cadence as our other products.  The initial release builds the foundation for delivering a performant governed layer to execute our newly patented associative language - QSL against an associative layer stored within the data lake itself without barriers in terms of data volume. The initial use cases support a basic live mode to allow associative based selections on billions of rows with the ability to produce a governed in memory slice via ODAG where all of the charts are available.

The immediate roadmap will extend on the basic count/count distinct functionality in live mode with additional aggregations and of course support all of the charts we have available to use with the in memory engine.

Thanks

 

Ian

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ananyaghosh
Contributor III

Hi,

It would be good if we can change font styling for header, cell text, legends and also axis fonts in the coming version of qlik sense as because compare to tableau , Sense is lagging behind this basic feature.

We now have to use Vizlib Extensions which we need to purchase and need to afford extra cost for it. So it would be good if qlik sense include those extensions too in the coming release.

 

Thanks,

Sandip

 

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Employee
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AguWolkovicz
New Contributor II

Hi!

I'm having trouble finding the Release Notes document.

Where is it available?

Thanks in advance!

Regards,

Agu.-

 

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Employee
Employee

Hi Agu - they are available in Qlik Help and in the customer downloads site:

https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense/February2019/Content/Sense_Helpsites/WhatsNew/What-is-new-Feb2019....

Thanks!

Mike

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stevenkoppens
New Contributor III

Great update! Would be nice if a future release would include a refresh button for the single-configurator in the dev-hub (or maybe an option to show/retrieve the object ID's in Qlik Sense itself). Would make our life easier when retrieving object ID's for mashups!

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paul_scotchford
Valued Contributor

QS just keeps getting better and better! Just love it! 

@Sandip perhaps Tableau may be prettier but I would rather have the Associative Model capability over prettiness any day!

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millerhm
New Contributor III

@stevenkoppens  - not sure if this is officially supported or not, but if you add "/options/developer" to the end of your Sense app url, you'll enter dev mode and when you right click on an object, you'll see a "developer" option, which when selected includes the object id! Super time saver for mashups and nprinting!

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paul_scotchford
Valued Contributor

@millerhm 

Hi, this is available in the April release too (what we currently have on our Enterprise Server) 

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federerman
New Contributor II
This looks like a great update! I am curious how the new UI update with the tabbed Data/Analysis/Story looks once the app is published. One problem I've had with Qlik Sense is sharing what the data model looks like with end users and other developers. Once the app is published, the menu options for the "Data Manager", "Data Load Editor", and "Data Model Viewer" are no longer available. This new tabbed experience has me wondering if this changes anything. I would love to throw a new user into a published app and show them the data model. This would help them get an idea of what data is available in the app when they start poking around. Also, looking forward to the Qlik Big Data Index!
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stevenkoppens
New Contributor III
@millerhm thanks for the tip! this would be really nice to have, unfortunately I'm not able to get this working (tried on our server and locally, both are on the feb '19 release). Any idea what I could be doing wrong?
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millerhm
New Contributor III

@stevenkoppens  - not sure - I'm on Nov 18 and have been using the dev mode for several releases, so it's not new. My URL ends up looking like this:

......com/sense/app/########/sheet/########/state/analysis/options/developer

and then right click on an object displays the contextual menu Paul added above.

 

 

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morenoju
Contributor III

Hi all,

Have any of you tried the new February 2019 version of Qlik Sense on a Windows 2008 server?

My understanding is that Windows Server 2016 is recommended, but I'd like to know if any of you gave it a try in 2008?

Thanks,

Juan

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Employee
Employee

Be carefull in terms of official support. 

Any releases of Windows 2008 Server are unsupported for Qlik Sense February 2019 Release (see https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense/February2019/Subsystems/PlanningQlikSenseDeployments/Content/Sense...)

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morenoju
Contributor III

I agree, losing official support would be risky. Thanks for your response, Spo.

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vweilandosmose
New Contributor II

Where is the script save button?

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Employee
Employee

Hi

The Feb release now supports auto saving any script changes to match the functionality of the sheet view

Thanks

Ian

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vweilandosmose
New Contributor II

Ian, 

Does this apply to being in debug mode, too? 

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Employee
Employee

Yes all changes to the script are saved in debug mode

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vweilandosmose
New Contributor II

Qlik sense in debug mode tries to save changes. If you have a load still active, the save fails.  Before, a message  box would alert you and ask whether you want to stop debugging. Now, you have to first see the little message in the bottom of the screen, and after you stop debugging, make an additional change or launch a normal load to save the change.

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steverosebrook
New Contributor III

I'm honestly pretty surprised - and frustrated - that the Save button has been removed in favor of autosaving.  There are reasons why you should not autosave changes to script - one being that it's too easy to accidentally hit a key without knowing it.  Now when that happens, your change will be saved without you even being aware.  Developers have to have control over what they save and when.  That control has been taken away - and done in a very non-transparent way.  I would guess that no other IDE out there automatically saves code changes.  Please bring the Save button back!!!

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