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The Qlik Sense June 2018 Release has Arrived!

As the summer months begin to heat up so too are things here at Qlik with the much-anticipated Qlik Sense June 2018 Release. Packed with so many great new features, and it is hard to know where to start...



What's New in Qlik Sense June 2018 (.mp4 video below)

 

To begin with, say hello to the Insight Advisor as our newest and very exciting advancement in Augmented Intelligence (AI).  The Insight Advisor suggests the best analytics and insights for users to consider and explore.  This capability, powered by our cognitive engine and works with our Qlik Associative Engine to provide insight suggestions and automation that are in context with user’s intuition and behavior to support our vision around pervasive data literacy within the organization.  In short, this very cool feature is only the beginning of how our cognitive engine will continue to reshape the analytics community.

 

New features around accelerated self-service help users get to insights that much faster.  Qlik’s cognitive engine also powers alternative chart suggestions, which allows users to explore different chart options easily.  Simple drag-and-drop functionality enable users to easily switch dimensions and measures to drive a quicker and more intuitive way to visualize data.  We also made advancements around data loading capabilities providing a user-friendly and integrated way to control the  loading of your data, with easily applied filters and aggregations.

 

As always, we are continually developing new visualizations and enhanced mapping capabilities.  This release boasts a new line layer map chart, which allows users to visualize relationships such as areas or flows of goods, or money between geographic locations.  A scrollbar chart toggle feature allows users to toggle off a visualization’s scrollbar on charts when using the continuous axis to control the appearance and make better use of the sheet’s space to highlight other chart aspects. Lastly, we are giving users more control over the straight table with the ability to show or hide columns conditionally based on expressions.

 

We are also introducing Accessibility capabilities with this release.  Chart to table flipping allows a user to switch visualizations to a table presentation, inspect values and make selections.  Keyboard table selections enable value selection in charts that have been flipped to a table.  In addition, we have added screen reader tags that can be read out properly to the user when using a screen reader program.  Lastly, users can navigate and interact with the Qlik help site using keyboard keys and shortcuts, resize/zoom text and images and get a good contrast for text, icons, and images. 

 

We are committed to enhancing ways to collaborate across the organization using the QSE platform, and the June 2018 Release supports this with a new “My Work” section within the hub. Now users can easily identify apps in this section that are published and those that are not giving users more control around publishing apps.  Owners of apps can also promote and un-promote community sheets, which provides great value when promoting a compelling insight that might add value for other users in the system as authorized content to the “base sheets”

 

Improved management and governance capabilities for app republishing from the hub eliminate the need to browse the QMC and simplifies the app lifecycle workflow.  This release also provides improvements to our API to export / import an app with or without data, and ability to import & replace an app UI while keeping the data.

 

As written up in a recent innovation blog, Qlik is focused on building out capabilities around “Advanced Authoring” capabilities in Qlik Sense!  Specific to this release, we have improved sheet layout options, which now include scrollable sheets and control over grid size with objects.  You will also see an improved set of options around creating expressions, which allows users to easily explore and see expected syntax for all Qlik Sense chart functions from the Editor dialog. 

 

Last and quite possibly the biggest part of the June 2018 Release, is the launch of our Multi-Cloud offering, which will give customers a way to successfully transition to cloud analytics!  Qlik’s multi-cloud analytics solution supports any analytics use case regardless of where data is stored or how the platform is deployed.  This will allow Qlik customers to keep their data where they want it – across on-premise and single- or multi-cloud deployments using clouds of their choice.  Customers can define their own rules and policies around where data is stored and how it is distributed to optimize computing across different environments and provide a seamless experience across their infrastructure. 

 

With the release of Multi-Cloud we also offer a new cloud hub, which delivers a flexible, modern and personalized view of analytics to all consumers of cloud content in multi-cloud deployments of Qlik Sense. The new cloud hub allows users to organize content in collections and easily get to commonly used apps by favoriting them. This works on any device, as it is built using responsive design. Over the next few releases, the cloud hub will add more features to accelerate time to insight for all users.

 

Qlik is also introducing updates that streamline the Qlik Sense client packaging with the introduction of Webpack , a new technology for module bundling JavaScript® applications.  

All this, and more including Qlik Nprinting enhancements and expanded connectivity!

You can watch the video above or visit our YouTube channel to learn more: Qlik Sense June 2018 - What's New - YouTube


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rgoldenvelodyne
New Contributor

Cool stuff. When will the download be available?

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pmw_lingaro
New Contributor

It's already there on the Download Site.

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robert99
Valued Contributor II

"Lastly, we are giving users more control over the straight table with the ability to show or hide columns conditionally based on expressions."


So I can do an Adhoc straight table now 


I've just set this up so that only one selection works. Expression for 'show column if' >> xReportType ='EmployDetail'. So I entered the employee name twice for example. One for the details (EmployDetail) and one for EmploySumm


How can I select more than one field. So I can just set up a list of fields names and select as appropriate?


Thanks


So I can do this

Customizable Straight Table

Or the equivalent to the Sense Adhoc report extension but in Cloud Business

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paul_scotchford
Valued Contributor

Liking the June 2018 release so far, but the issue of white space still persists, for example I set the grid size to narrow , then add a filter object and visually set it be 2 grid rows in size, hoping that the filter will be that size when the sheet is Opened.

But No still this overly large white space between 2 objects (see example pic below) , I understand why this happens but trying to explain it away to the user is not so simple.

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GridSizeOpenQS.PNG

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mikko_lintunen
New Contributor

perhaps insights needs

a) tag dimension / expression search

b) value search ex. Sales By Product "*Tables*"

c) Search fuction buttons should remain in same place for Work and Publisher apps

d) Need insights for published apps

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bwisealiahmad
Valued Contributor

Small detail, but I am happy to see the ability to remove the mini chart on the x axis. Would have been nice on the y axis also when you flip it vertical for bar charts.

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mountaindude
Contributor III

June2018 is looking good so far, with a couple of comments:

Any hints on when help.qlik.com will have resources on June 2018? Nothing there yet.

Also, I see an issue when adding new nodes to a central node that has been updated to June2018. Tried on a couple of systems, and installation on the rim nodes consistently fail with a "The database 'SenseServices' does not exist.". That error comes with a web link "Why is a new database required?", which points to a non-existing web site...
Maybe time to read the release notes again. But that broken link in the installer might be worth fixing, @qlik.

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alexometis
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I have a similarly small annoyance with tables with a horizontal scroll bar (not ideal in the first place of course, but it does happen). When you filter it down to records that easily fit in the space for the table, it still puts the scroll bar over the top of the data in the table rather than below it. From a UX perspective this is weird - why not use the space the table is allocated and show the scrollbar underneath the data, not partially obscure the data?

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Employee
Employee

Hi Robert - Thanks for your question. I am still learning how this feature works myself, I suggest you post this in a community discussion thread, rather than a comment that way more member can see it and perhaps engage with you on it.

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Employee
Employee

Hi Paul - I agree and sent this to the products team, I also tagged a colleague czo‌ on this thread, so he sees your comment.

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Employee
Employee

Hello Mikko - this is a great suggestion, will you please post your thoughts here: New to Qlik Sense in the ideas section? - Thanks

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Employee
Employee

Hi Goran - I see the June section in help is available now: https://help.qlik.com/en-US/sense/June2018/Content/WhatsNew/What-is-new-June2018.htm - in regards to any issues you find please report them to Qlik support or Qlik rep - if there is something I can do to assist please let me know.

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Employee
Employee

Hi Alex - I reported this to the products team.

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jonathanpoyer
Contributor

Hi Michael,

Thanks for the QSeFe videos!

Do you know when the Community will be open?

Qlik Sense Multi-Cloud

Bests,

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marwen_garwachi
Contributor II

Hi,

Where can i download the Server Release ?

Thanks

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jerifortune
Contributor II

Cool features - happy to see controls on community sheet

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mountaindude
Contributor III

Mike, I'll send a DM to you over in Branch Slack.

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samwork1
New Contributor II

Hey mto‌ at Qonnections when the Insight Advisor was demoed there was a part of it that would show statistically significant correlations between data elements (eg. that we might not previously have been aware of).  I don't see this in the videos etc... Did this make it into the June 2018 release?

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Employee
Employee

Hi Jonathan - great the hear, happy to help of course! - It should be open now - let me know if you have issues.

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Employee
Employee

Hi Marwen - it should be on our customer downloads site - let me know if you cannot access it. Please note that your ID needs to be flagged in the system as a customer or partner - or you will not have access to that site.

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Employee
Employee

HI Sam - I will find out for you, if I get held up and don't reply to this thread in a timely manner send me a DM to remind me.

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paul_scotchford
Valued Contributor

I like the conditional column display in the straight table, which is now showing that I can replicate a dashboard (my user has attachment anxiety over ) , just an idea but in QV I can use colour coding to indicate a specific value range achieved in the measure, QV will carry this down into the Total column as well , if QlikSense did the same that would be epic (for the user) , see shots below ...

QlikSense Background colour - No colour propagation to total col

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QlikView Background colour - colour propagation to total col

QVColourTotals.PNG

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ersgersg
New Contributor III

When will QlikSense Mobile be available to download from the App Store. As of today it is still version 1,4,1 ?   : https://itunes.apple.com/dk/app/qlik-sense-mobile/id1217049362?mt=8

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Employee
Employee

Hi Eric,

Apple's review took a day longer than expected. 1.5.1 was just approved by Apple and should appear on the app store today. Bear in mind that sometimes app store servers can take upto 24 hours to update globally, so some regions will see it sooner than others.

Regards,

Vinay

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rai-jmcpheeters
New Contributor III

Is there more documentation around this - "ability to import & replace an app UI while keeping the data"? This would drastically change our deployment of updates to apps (for the better), so I'd love to read up on it a little more. Can't seem to find documentation on it though.

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ksantamaa
New Contributor

Hi Robert,

I did a test today to see how to generate a custom table. I managed to get something fairly working with 20 minutes of effort.

1) I created a data island out of my dimensions and desired measures. I hardcoded this for now, but its possible to create a loop that goes through your tables to create dimension list for your data island or you could have excel file/db table with these configurations that you run in your script)

2) I created separate boxes to select dimensions and measures (additionally I could hide these from the current selection bar (so that the users don't get confused as this is just a data island within the data model itself), but was too lazy to do this for this test)

3) I used Wildmatch (but i can imagine there being several other ways to do this) to see if the value was selected: example: IF(WildMatch(GetFieldSelections(DIMENSION),'*Embarked*'),1,0).

Note: Would be great to see this functionality on Pivot Tables too. I've created pretty neat 2 dimension heatmaps with Pivot Tables. Currently I provide the customization for Pivot Tables with help of a variable extension, but I would see that I could replace this extension if this would be implemented for Pivot Tables too .

custom_tbl.JPG

Br,

Kimmo

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ersgersg
New Contributor III

‌Thanks. Now I can see it.

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robert99
Valued Contributor II

Thanks Kimmo

This works perfectly.

And I agree re Pivot Tables. Maybe Michael T can make it happen for the next release

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satya_gadela
New Contributor

Guys,

How can I update the April-2018 to June-2018. If any one downloadable link, please share here.@Micheal

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mountaindude
Contributor III

Cross posting from other channels for completeness:

I worked out the issue preventing me to add additional nodes to a system whose central node had been updated to June2018.
June2018 relies on a database called "SenseServices" to be available in the Postgres db (which can run on the central node or on some other server). When running the June2018 installer on a new server which is to be added as a new node in a Sense Enterprise cluster, that installer verifies that SenseServices exists. If it does not, you get an error.

The problem was that the SenseServices db did not exist in either of the two Sense environments that I upgraded to June2018. Not sure if should have been created (but this for some reason failed) when the central node was upgraded, or if that database should have been created in earlier Sense versions.

Either way, I connected to the Postgres db using pgAdmin and then manually created an empty database. Restarted the Sense services to be on the safe side, then everything worked as intended, i.e. I could add additional nodes to the Sense cluster.

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