English Qlik Sense 1.1

What’s new in Qlik Sense 1.1?

Here are some of the highlights of the new and updated features in the release of Qlik Sense 1.1.

  • New chart types: pivot table and KPI
  • Date & time fields in visualizations
  • Snapshots of maps
  • First steps help guidance after installation

Updates and new features are divided into the following sections.

Working with Qlik Sense

Creating apps and visualizations

Pivot table

You can use the pivot table to dynamically change the presentation of the data and focus on areas of interest.

See: Pivot table

KPI visualization

You use the KPI visualization to track performance. The KPI shows a main value, and, optionally, a complementary value.

See: KPI

Open apps without data

You can open an app without loading its data, for example when there are large amounts of data that would take long time to load.

See: Opening an app without data

Sheet thumbnails

You can change the thumbnail for a sheet to make it easier to distinguish it in the app overview.

See: Changing the thumbnail of a sheet

Duplicate sheets from global menu

Using the global menu in app overview or sheet view, you can duplicate a sheet, regardless if you are editing or analyzing the sheet.

See: Duplicate sheets from global menu

Edit sheets from shortcut menu

You can start editing a sheet simply by long-touching/right-clicking the sheet in app overview or in the sheet navigator.

Additional sheet details

The details for a sheet include information about when the sheet was published and updated, and by whom.

See: App overview

Date & time fields

You can now use date & time fields in visualizations. These fields are derived fields, which are defined by a calendar template in the data load script, and generated when the script is run. They appear in the assets panel.

See: Using date & time fields in a visualization

Using data storytelling

Duplicate a slide

You can now duplicate a slide in a story.

See: Duplicate a slide in a story

Snapshots of maps

You can now take snapshots of maps.

See: Map

Change the resize behavior of a snapshot

You can now change the resize behavior (keep aspect ratio) of a snapshot. When you unlock the snapshot you enable it for a free resize which uses a progressive disclosure technique.

See: Changing the aspect ratio when resizing a snapshot

Story thumbnails

You can change the thumbnail for a story to make it easier to find it among other stories in the app overview.

See: Changing the thumbnail for a story

Play stories from shortcut menu

You can start playing a story simply by right-clicking/long-touching the story in app overview or in the story navigator.

See: Playing a story

Additional story details

The details for a story include information about when the story was published and updated, and by whom.

See: App overview

Deploying Qlik Sense

Installation and setup

First steps help guidance after installation

After the installation is completed and after having applied the license in the QMC, a dialog box is displayed prompting you to complete the first steps of setting up the system, including user access, assigning licenses to users, and secure communication.

See: Setting up a Qlik Sense installation

Administering Qlik Sense

Managing a Qlik Sense site

For this version of Qlik Sense, the following is new for managing Qlik Sense:

Qlik Management Console user interface

The user interface theme in the QMC is updated with better contrast and improved visual hierarchies. The action bar layout and style has been improved, and there is also more table header information, and improved help documentation.

Virtual proxies and load balancing

Virtual proxies are now a separate resource and can be accessed directly from the QMC start page. Load balancing is now done on virtual proxy level.

Monitoring a Qlik Sense site

For this version of Qlik Sense, the following is new for monitoring Qlik Sense:

Empty charts and tables

Explanatory text has been added to both the Operations Monitor and License Monitor chart and table visualizations when they are empty. The text explains why no data is presented.

Libraries for customizing monitoring apps

Both the Operations Monitor and License Monitor now contain libraries that provide access to the dimensions and measures used for their visualizations. You can use these dimensions and measures to create additional visualizations for your particular environment.

The libraries also include additional chart visualizations that can be added to custom sheets.

See: Operations Monitor library

See: License Monitor library

QMC Change Log sheet (Operations Monitor)

You can track changes made to the QMC settings on the new QMC Change Log sheet.

See: QMC Change log

Reference lines (Operations Monitor)

Reference lines have been added to the 24-hour Summary and Performance History charts to indicate thresholds and 28-day averages for server CPU and RAM usage.

See: 24-Hour summary

See: Performance history

License usage by app

You can track the number of licenses and tokens used by individual apps on the new Usage by App sheet. The sheet shows the apps for which both login and user access passes are being used. The usage values are the passes that have been used, not the number of passes allocated.

See: Usage by app

Managing Qlik Sense sites in cloud computing environments

Local user group

A local user group is used to authorize the Qlik Deployment Console (QDC) users.

See: Local user group

New ports for communication with QDC

New ports for http, https and SignalRPort are used by the QDC.

See: Ports