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What’s new in Qlik Sense 2.0?

Here are the highlights of the new and updated features in Qlik Sense 2.0:

Qlik DataMarket

The DataMarket service enables you to add data from external sources from directly within Qlik Sense. Data from a wide range of frequently-updated sources is available.

Data manager A new tool for smart loading of data. The data manager uses a new, visual data profiling and modeling capability to make it easier to integrate data from multiple sources without the need to learn a scripting language.
App creation and visualization enhancements Enhancements and improvements to visualizations include: improved map functionality and map data usage; smoother use of dimensions in pivot tables; calculation conditions can be added to most visualizations; scatter plots can use compressed data; various user interface enhancements.
Export You can export and print visualizations and sheets as images or to PDF.
Improved search Faster response times and smarter search behavior.


Updates and new features are divided into the following sections.

Working with Qlik Sense

Managing data

Data manager

You can now add data to your app from a multitude of data sources using the Data manager. This tool means you don't need to learn a scripting language to get your data into your apps. As you load, you will also get assistance with creating data relationships based on data profiling. Data manager also lets you edit your data selections and add or remove fields easily.

See: Adding and managing data with Data manager

Qlik DataMarket

You can now add data from external sources with Qlik DataMarket. Qlik DataMarket offers an extensive collection of up-to-date and ready-to-use data from external sources accessible directly within Qlik Sense. Qlik DataMarket provides current and historical weather and demographic data, currency exchange rates, as well as economic and societal data.

See: Adding data from Qlik DataMarket

Creating apps and visualizations

Map visualizations

You can now select to show/hide excluded values and zero values for map visualizations. A map will automatically scale when you resize the window. Improvements have been made to map functionality and design.

See: Map properties panel

Selections in pivot tables

You can now select dimension values directly in the pivot table, without first having to open the dimension drop-down list.

See: Selections in pivot tables

Calculation condition

You can add a calculation condition to most objects (not Filter pane or Text & image). A calculation condition is set as an expression in the properties panel. The object is calculated only when the expression is fulfilled.

See: Table properties panel

Compressed data in scatter plots

The scatter plot object now provides an overview of the density distribution in large data sets. You can zoom, pan and select data to narrow down the data set, while the context is preserved and shown in a mini chart.

See: Scatter plot

User interface enhancements

The following enhancements have been implemented:

  • The setting for conditional colors in KPI objects has been improved and now also updates in real time.
  • The gauge visualization now has an arrow indicator for values that are outside of the defined range.
  • Column content in table visualizations can now be aligned left, right, or automatically. You can change the setting in the properties panel.
  • Improved functionality when making selections in range legends.
  • Styling updates to tables and pivot tables.
  • You can now convert KPI objects to/from other object types.

See: KPI properties panel

See: Table properties panel

Discovering and analyzing

Smart search

The improved search function in Qlik Sense has faster response times, supports searches within selections and is able to search for dimensions. The user interface has been improved and mobile support has been added.

See: Smart search

See: Using smart search

Managing apps

Duplicate apps

You can now duplicate any app you have access to on the hub. You can then work on your own copy, without changing the original, for example.

See: Duplicating an app

Delete apps

You can now delete any unpublished app from the hub.

See: Deleting an app

Sharing and collaborating

Exporting a sheet

In Qlik Sense, you can export an entire sheet as a PDF file and print it.

See: Exporting a sheet to PDF

Exporting a visualization

You can export a visualization as an image or to a PDF file.

See: Exporting a visualization

Using data storytelling

Replacing snapshots on slides

When replacing a snapshot on a slide, you can now choose to navigate to the sheet and visualization from which the snapshot originated.

See: Replacing a snapshot on a slide

Showing slide numbers

When playing a story, you can now choose to display the number of the slide you are on and the total number of slides in the story.

See: Showing slide number

Qlik Sense Desktop

Move apps

When you save an app that you have created in Qlik Sense Desktop, the images included in the app are bundled together with the rest of the contents of the app. This makes it easier to share an app with another person or move the app to another computer.

See: Moving an app between Qlik Sense Desktop installations

Deploying Qlik Sense

Planning Qlik Sense deployments

SAML

Qlik Sense supports the use of SAML V2.0 for user authentication.

See: SAML

Port added

Port 4239 has been added.

See: Ports overview

Qlik Sense Printing Service

Added a service that manages all export-related actions in Qlik Sense.

See: Qlik Sense Printing Service

Qlik Sense Service Dispatcher

Added the Qlik Sense Service Dispatcher (QSD), which is a service controller that is used to launch and manage other Qlik Sense services. The following services are launched by the QSD: Migration Service, Data Profiling Service, and Chart Sharing Service.

See: Qlik Sense Service Dispatcher

New logging framework

Introduced a new logging framework. The legacy logging framework is still available in Qlik Sense, but it is now referred to as tracing.

See: Logging

Guidelines for deploying multi-node sites

Updated guidelines for how to deploy multi-node sites.

See: Guidelines for deploying multi-node sites

Added multi-node deployment scenario that includes a development node

Added a new multi-node deployment scenario that includes information on how to set up a development node.

See: Multi-node scenario: Production deployment allowing development

Added multi-node deployment scenario for geographically dispersed sites

Added a multi-node deployment scenario for geographically dispersed sites.

See: Multi-node scenario: Geographically dispersed site

Backing up and restoring a site

Improved the descriptions of how to backup and restore Qlik Sense sites.

See: Multi-node scenario: Production deployment allowing development

Installing and upgrading

Installing

Installation is now optimized for Central and Rim nodes. Individual feature installation is dependent on the node type selected. Rim nodes can be installed as either Proxy, Engine, Proxy and Engine, or Scheduler where everything that is needed will be installed.

See: Installing Qlik Sense

Modifying

The Rim node type can be switched to another type: Proxy, Engine, or Scheduler. Individual features can no longer be added or removed.

See: Modifying Qlik Sense

Uninstalling

Options have been added so you can remove all data and certificates during Qlik Sense uninstallation.

Uninstalling Qlik Sense

Updating

An update option is now available when Qlik Sense has been previously installed and a service release (version x.x.x) of the software is available to update the installation. A service release primarily includes software updates and fixes which are then applied to the existing version. Updates are installed without the need to remove earlier updates or the baseline program itself.

See: Updating Qlik Sense

Uninstalling an update

Updates can also be uninstalled, in which case the updated version will be reverted back to either the previous service release version or major release version of Qlik Sense, whichever is applicable.

See: Uninstall an update

Deploying Qlik Sense sites in cloud computing environments

New user interface

The Sites view in the Qlik Deployment Console (QDC) has a new user interface that makes it easier to manage Qlik Sense sites.

See: Sites

Platform support

The Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 platform is now supported for the Qlik Deployment Console (QDC).

See: Qlik Deployment Console system requirements

.NET framework version

The .NET framework version supported by the QDC is now version 4.5.2.

See: Qlik Deployment Console system requirements

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) bucket

The instructions on how to copy files to the S3 bucket have been removed because the files are now copied automatically.

See: AWS plug-in requirements

Firewall rule

A firewall rule, WINRM, has been added in the Security group rules for the Amazon Web Service (AWS) plug-in.

See: AWS plug-in requirements

Timeout setting

A timeout setting, Time to wait for a free machine, has been added. The setting is used when the VMware vSphere plug-in is used with a machine pool.

See: Creating sites

Administering Qlik Sense

Managing a Qlik Sense site

New tables

New, improved tables have been implemented throughout the QMC. You can now select which columns to display and adjust the width of each column.

See: Resource overview page

Search

You can now perform searches in almost all tables in the QMC. Search criteria can be arranged into subgroups and combined with column filtering.

See: Searching and filtering in the QMC

Download of script log for reload tasks

From the QMC, you can now download script log files for reload tasks.

See: Task status information

Monitoring a Qlik Sense site

The Qlik Sense monitoring apps have been redesigned with improved navigation and cleaner layout to take advantage of refinements in Qlik Sense logging that provide more relevant and concise data.

See: Planning Qlik Sense deployments: Logging

Operations Monitor

The Operations Monitor provides a more comprehensive and comprehensible view of reload tasks, user sessions and app usage. New Key Performance Indicators (KPI) make it easy to identify conditions and trends. New sheets and links between sheets make it easier to navigate and locate relevant data.

See: Monitoring a Qlik Sense site: Operations Monitor

Troubleshooting Qlik Sense using logs

New help section

New help section that describes how to troubleshoot Qlik Sense using the logs produced by the Qlik Sense services.

See: Troubleshooting Qlik Sense using logs

History - What's new since Qlik Sense 1.0?

Here you find all the news and updates since the first release of Qlik Sense.

News since Qlik Sense 1.0