What’s new in Qlik Sense 2.0?
Here are the highlights of the new and updated features in Qlik Sense 2.0:
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
- Deploying Qlik Sense
- Administering Qlik Sense
- History - What's new since Qlik Sense 1.0?
Working with Qlik Sense
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.
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.
Creating apps and 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.
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.
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
Discovering and analyzing
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
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.
Exporting a visualization
You can export a visualization as an image or to a PDF file.
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.
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
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.
Deploying Qlik Sense
Planning Qlik Sense deployments
Qlik Sense supports the use of SAML V2.0 for user authentication.
Port 4239 has been added.
See: Ports overview
Qlik Sense Printing Service
Added a service that manages all export-related actions in Qlik Sense.
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.
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.
Guidelines for deploying multi-node sites
Updated guidelines for how to deploy 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.
Added multi-node deployment scenario for geographically dispersed sites
Added a multi-node deployment scenario for geographically dispersed sites.
Backing up and restoring a site
Improved the descriptions of how to backup and restore Qlik Sense sites.
Installing and upgrading
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.
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
Options have been added so you can remove all data and certificates during Qlik Sense uninstallation.
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.
.NET framework version
Amazon Simple Storage Service ( S3) bucket
The instructions on how to copy files to the
A firewall rule, WINRM, has been added in the Security group rules for the
A timeout setting, Time to wait for a free machine, has been added. The setting is used when the
See: Creating sites
Administering Qlik Sense
Managing a Qlik Sense site
New, improved tables have been implemented throughout the QMC. You can now select which columns to display and adjust the width of each column.
You can now perform searches in almost all tables in the QMC. Search criteria can be arranged into subgroups and combined with column filtering.
Download of script log for reload tasks
From the QMC, you can now download script log files for reload tasks.
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.
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.
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.
History - What's new since Qlik Sense 1.0?
Here you find all the news and updates since the first release of Qlik Sense.