What's new in Qlik Cloud
Learn about the new features and improvements in analytics and data services:
Analytics Services (including Qlik Sense)
Data Services (including Hybrid Data Delivery)
Insight Advisor Chat enhancements to Explore this further option
Insight Advisor Chat improves support for partial intent questions with the Explore this further option. The option takes you directly to search-based discovery within apps for deeper analysis. When you ask follow up questions to an original question and select Explore this further, the app opens with the selections applied for the full line of questioning, allowing you to continue visually where you left off conversationally.
Improved workflow for creating alerts
Enhancements to creating and setting up alerts deliver a more user-friendly and efficient workflow to help you accelerate time to action. Details from the visualization, such as title, measures, dimensions, and selections, automatically fill the associated fields when you start creating an alert.
Improvements to managing variables
A top request through Ideation, our updated, flexible variable dialog simplifies the management of chart variables. Displaying all variable elements, including name, description, value, and tags, it allows you to add, search, and duplicate variables. You can even delete multiple (up to 20) variables simultaneously. These capabilities alleviate manual work and help teams work more efficiently.
Scripting help improvements
Set expressions tutorial
Learn how to build set expressions for set analysis.
Hybrid Data Delivery
Live views with Snowflake Storage data assets
Data Architects can now choose whether they want transactionally consistent live views when creating a Snowflake Storage data asset with change handling. Live views provide merge-on-read, low-latency data access to uncommitted change data. However, they can require more processing that could potentially increase Snowflake costs because status tables are regularly updated after every change batch is processed. Therefore, the new setting is turned off by default.
Business logic fine grain controls in Insight Advisor
Business Logic allows you to define the default grain for a calendar period, such as a yearly, quarterly or monthly basis. When you create behaviors such as default calendar periods, you can now specify whether to use or ignore the grain for a particular analysis, providing more advanced fine grain controls.
Period over period dashboards in Insight Advisor
Insight Advisor now returns more robust period over period analyses in the form of entire dashboards, when users select or search for applicable fields. Instead of a simple chart, you get one or more charts and KPIs, along with a filter pane, allowing you to make selections and further explore comparative performance.
The Facebook Fan Pages connector has been removed. Any instances using the connector will no longer work in Qlik Cloud.
Updates to the Twitter connector
The tables available with the Twitter connector have been updated. New tables include: Followers, Following, HomeTimeline, and LocationWithTrends. Tables that have been removed include: TrendsForPlace, TrendsNearLocation, UserLookup, and UserLookupById.
Using Google Identity and OneLogin identity providers
A new advanced configuration setting allows you to use Google Identity or OneLogin as the identity provider with Qlik Sense Mobile for SaaS and OAuth 2.0 applications. For more information, see the Advanced Options section in Creating a new identity provider.
Qlik Application Automation now has seven new connectors in the following categories: Data Warehouses, Platform Enhancements, and Remote Applications. For more information about the new connectors, see the recent Qlik Application Automation post on the Qlik Product Innovation Blog.
Qlik Lineage Connectors
Now users can automatically pull together graphical data flows from multiple sources with the introduction of Qlik Lineage Connectors. This new addition to Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS empowers users to uncover more lineage-related insights by accessing multiple Client-Managed BI tools and data sources to find and document those assets. The result is that Impact Analysis can not only show the data lineage of your Qlik Sense SaaS apps, but also the data lineage of Qlik Sense Enterprise Client-Managed apps, QlikView apps and even Tableau and PowerBI apps. It can also show the upstream lineage of data stored in repositories like Snowflake or SQL Server.
New KPIs for catalog items
Catalog items now display KPIs that allow you to easily understand the popularity and usage of your content at-a-glance. New KPIs track viewing trends, the number of unique views in the last 28 days, as well as the number of applications that currently use a particular item.
Qlik Reporting Service
Distribute customizable report outputs from Qlik Sense apps to a variety of channels using business process automation. You can:
- Create a multi-page report using a template, or create your own fully custom report definition
- Generate multiple different reports from a single reporting action
- Deliver reports to multiple channels (email, Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Cloud Storage, FTP, SFTP)
- Send reports to recipients outside of your Qlik Cloud system
You can also integrate the Report Service API into your environment.
Hybrid Data Delivery Service: Full Load/Reload option
Use the Full Load/Reload functionality delivered in this release for data loading scenarios that do not require continuous data streaming using change data capture (CDC) or when the data source does not support CDC. The Full Load process works by loading one complete table or file at a time, rather than updating the target as and when a change event occurs. This new Hybrid Data Delivery feature supports the same number of data sources as the current version of Qlik Replicate (please refer to the support matrix for full details). However, Hybrid Data Delivery only supports Active QVD’s and Snowflake as data targets at this time.
SQL-based table in Snowflake storage data asset
You can create a Snowflake storage data asset based on another Snowflake storage data asset and add one or more SQL-based tables. SQL-based tables allow you to create a new data asset by applying any needed transformations on the source data asset using user-defined custom SQL. The storage data asset will generate the same views as the consumed storage data asset.
Data load editor
Loading data from the data catalog in Data load editor
You can now browse and select datasets in the data catalog from the Data load editor.
Generic support for trusted OAuth clients
Qlik Cloud supports OAuth, a standard security protocol that protects end-user credentials, while still allowing access to API resources through third party applications. Support for OAuth clients lets you deliver secure and seamless integrations of Qlik Cloud Services and Qlik products with other software. It also makes embedding Qlik applications significantly easier. New tutorials are also available to show you how to build client applications, see the OAuth Libraries section on the tutorials page of the Developer portal.
The Bitly V2 built-in web connector has been removed.
Qlik Application Automation Templates
Qlik Application Automation templates are a mechanism to accelerate flow development. Choose a starter template from a list of Qlik-curated blueprints and then configure the blocks, rather than assembling the automation from scratch. Currently, there are 18 automation templates. Categories include: Analytics Data Pipeline, Alerting, Reporting, Master Item Management, Change Control and App-to-App Integration. Automation templates are available with every Qlik Application Automation subscription and do not require additional licensing or pricing.
Insight Advisor supports dollar-sign expansion
Insight Advisor can now recognize expressions contained in variables and use them when generating analytics. This allows users who manage expressions in variables to generate more relevant insights.
Time series forecasting in line charts
Time series forecasting is a new capability in the line chart that allows you to easily generate future forecasts that extend your historical data. Users can add a forecast to a line chart through the properties, specifying the calculation method, time period, and confidence intervals for the forecast. Calculation methods include SSA (singular spectrum analysis), a non-parametric time-aware method that is commonly used, and OLS (ordinary least squares), a more linear method that uses regression techniques. With time series forecasting, you now have the ability to easily generate forward-looking views without having to use complex modeling or third-party calculations.
Improved browsing and loading data with data catalog
Qlik Sense SaaS users can now quickly find the data they need by taking advantage of the catalog browsing experience in Data manager. Once a dataset is found using any of the catalog search capabilities, you can add it to the app or explore further using catalog capabilities like visual profiling and viewing sample data. You can also search for and select multiple data sets from different Qlik Sense SaaS spaces and easily include them in your app from a single easy-to-use interface.
Loading data files in GeoOperations
Simply and securely load geographic data into Qlik Sense SaaS, providing greater flexibility and usability in Qlik Cloud. This includes new support for datafile types and the ability to load from data files in GeoOperations.
Insight Advisor supports Spanish narratives
Insight Advisor now supports natural language generation in Spanish, expanding our multi-lingual capability.
Qlik Sense Mobile for SaaS
Support for iOS 15
Qlik Sense Mobile for SaaS now supports iOS 14 or later.
Switching between tenants in the app
If you have access to multiple tenants, you can now switch between them in the Qlik Sense Mobile app.
Connect & Learn
Qlik Cloud welcome tour
Qlik Cloud now includes customized tours for new users based on their user role and Qlik product experience. The tour starts the first time you log in to Qlik Cloud.
Keyboard navigation in view data mode
Straight tables in view data mode have improved keyboard navigation.
New label option and layout improvements with grid charts
Improvements to the grid chart now let you show labels for each data point in the chart. Labels identify the value of the measure for the data point. Also, in preparation for the deprecation of the Heatmap extension in February 2022, the grid chart now includes two layouts, Standard and the new Heatmap option. The heatmap layout adds the functionality of a heatmap chart to the grid chart. As of February 2022, the Heatmap chart extension will no longer be supported.
New Business Logic options for customization in Insight Advisor
New parameters have been added to business logic that help refine the analysis generated by Insight Advisor. Options include setting trend direction and sort order for a measure, specifying favorite types of analyses to be used by the system, and specifying the overall aggregation type for complex expressions.
Favorable trends: Sets whether the desired trend for a measure is to increase or decrease.
Favorite: Identifies a measure of interest for Insight Advisor so that Insight Advisor will use the measure more often when generating visualizations without user queries or selections.
Overall aggregation: Helps Insight Advisor determine which aggregation to use for queries that involve master measures with complex expressions where the aggregation is not clear from the outset.
Support for AWS IAM credentials authorization with Amazon Redshift
New authentication support with the Amazon Redshift connector allows you to use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) credentials authorization. This will allow organizations to assign role-based access privileges in addition to designating access rights individually.
Snowflake connectivity enhancements
The Snowflake connector now supports the use of key pair authentication to allow you to use enhanced security measures when users access Snowflake from Qlik Sense.
Adding automations to buttons in Qlik Sense apps
Convert passive analytics consumption to active actions in real-time using automations with buttons. Connecting automations to buttons in a sheet lets you automate manual tasks and improve visualizations for your app users. Actions can be as simple as sharing metrics over Slack or email. Or, they can allow users to create or update data in a business application, such as Salesforce. When you connect an automation to a button, the automation runs each time you click the button.
New Like button in Insight Advisor
Insight Advisor now includes a new Like button for all charts generated from a natural language query. Liking helps to improve natural language query responses over time.
Qlik Cloud region
Hosting expands to Singapore
Qlik now provides a new cloud region in Singapore to support the growing demand for customers to rapidly innovate with data and technology for analytics in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. This new region is the second of two cloud regions in APAC and the fourth globally, following cloud regions in Australia, Ireland, and the United States. Organizations based in Singapore and the APAC region can now store and deploy data for analytics locally at scale, ensuring optimal operational performance and data compliance with the inherent cost savings of the cloud. Storing data in a local cloud allows customers to effectively meet the analytics needs of their users across the region, with faster access and lower latency.
New service added for Amazon Comprehend
Support has been added for the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Service available in Amazon Comprehend. Now you can identify PII data in text that originates in a Qlik Sense app and use the metadata to mask it within a Qlik Sense application data model.
Data load editor
View data connections by space
Users with access to many spaces and connections can now view data connections by space in the Data load editor. By default, connections in their Personal space are loaded. Organizing connections by spaces improves load time and provides greater control over the connections you want to view. The new spaces list is also available in the Data manager when adding data.
Scripting help improvements
Set analysis lets you define a set (or group) of data values different from the normal set defined by the current selections. This is useful if you want to compare the current selection with a particular value. For example, last year’s value or the global market share.
The set analysis documentation in Qlik Sense Help has been expanded and now includes examples.
Dollar-sign expansions are definitions of text replacements used in scripts or in expressions.
Qlik Sense Help has added new examples to the dollar-sign expansion documentation. To test sample load scripts and visualizations, see:
Hybrid cloud analytics
Introducing Qlik Forts
Qlik Forts™ is a hybrid service that securely extends Qlik Sense SaaS capabilities to your data landscape, regardless of location, whether on premises, in a private data center or public cloud. With Qlik Forts, businesses benefit from the convenience of SaaS as well as the flexibility of a hybrid deployment that supports data regulatory requirements and investments in existing data infrastructure. Qlik Forts allows organizations to extend Qlik Sense SaaS to their private data center so that part of it runs next to their data, in virtually any Azure, AWS, or GCP region, or VMware vSphere/vCenter. Qlik Cloud and Forts work together as a single supported solution. Users get a seamless experience and single point of entry, so access to analytics and insights can easily scale across the organization.
Hybrid data delivery
New support for Snowflake
Hybrid data delivery is a Qlik Cloud Data service that continuously loads and catalogs enterprise data to cloud destinations in near real-time for downstream analytics projects. Snowflake destinations on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud are now supported.
New tables are supported with the GitHub connector
The GitHub data connector now supports the Statuses and StatusHistory tables.
Chart in tooltip
This release includes further customization of tooltips with the ability to embed a master visualization inside the tooltip. This allows you to visualize an overview first then drill down directly in the graph for details. The embedded chart inherits the state with dimension value in focus selected.
Show all labels in line graph
The line graph labels have been enhanced with a new All option, which forces data labels to always remain visible. Additionally, the Auto option, which automatically shows labels based on the space available, has been improved to display more labels.
Qlik developer API
Nebula extensions for Qlik Sense
New condition for alerts
You can now create alerts that compare a measure value or dimension to the previous evaluation. For example, create an alert to notify you when a stock price jumps by 10% from the last evaluation, or when the sum of sales exceeds 100 but only if this change is different from the previous evaluation.
Layered label orientation with charts
This release introduces Layered Labels, giving you greater control and flexibility over the presentation of graphs. In addition to label options like auto, horizontal, and tilted, you can now layer your labels on the X-axis. Layering staggers your labels to make better use of space and provide more room for your graph.
New screen reader support
Advanced analytics integration
Advanced Analytic integration supports the real-time exploration of calculations from data science and machine learning models within Qlik Sense. Direct, engine-level data exchange with third-party data engines deliver new calculations as the user clicks, allowing you to refine context and evaluate the results both interactively and visually.
Qlik Sense SaaS provide out-of-the-box connectivity to Amazon Sagemaker, Amazon Comprehend, Azure ML, DataRobot, and a Qlik Advanced Analytic connector that allows you to connect to custom solutions and other machine learning platforms.
Comparing app performance evaluations
Performance evaluation now includes the option to compare evaluation results between versions of an app. This improvement helps app developers make informed decisions as they develop and optimize app performance before publishing it to shared or managed spaces.
Analyze the origin of your data set with impact analysis. Visually see the data flow of apps and data sets in your organization, including origins and outputs. Data administrators can use this information to improve operational efficiency. App developers and data modelers gain trust and a better understanding of their data. They can also see which applications use the data set, and identify new information derived from an existing data set.
Qlik Application Automation
Qlik Application Automation helps you easily create workflows that streamline and optimize your data and analytics processes. Its visual approach lets you quickly assemble automated flows that span market leading SaaS applications to trigger alerts and invoke downstream processes that react to changes in your business. Consequently, you spend less time programming back-office tasks that drive automated actions, leaving you more time for data analysis.
Change point detection in Insight Advisor
Insight Advisor now provides the ability to detect and show changes in the trend of a time series by analyzing patterns in historic data.
Insight Advisor Discovery
Insight Advisor Discovery provides an improved Insight Advisor experience in-app, allowing users to easily auto-generate the most relevant analyses and insights from their data. A new Discovery button opens Insight Advisor, where users can select fields and generate insights without having to navigate away from their current sheet. The new Ask Insight Advisor search box is now visible at all times within dashboards, allowing users to easily generate insights using natural language processing. Auto-generated visualizations and analyses can be refined and added directly to dashboards for further exploration.
Adding custom analyses with Insight Advisor
Custom analyses allow you to create custom responses for specific phrases in Insight Advisor. You can define the analysis that will be returned, such as comparison, ranking, and clustering, using specified input fields. This provides improved control over auto-generated analytics without having to define complex rules.
Hybrid data delivery
Monitoring Data Services
Hybrid data delivery events, both user and system-initiated, are now logged and available for review from the Events page in the Management Console. This change can help organizations and their administrators meet security and compliance requirements. The monitoring service tracks a variety of actions including CRUD events (Create, Read, Update, and Delete).
In addition to the Events page, tenant administrators can audit events using API calls.
When an app has business logic turned on, users can query all fields set to visible in the app.
When an app has business logic turned off:
Users with edit permission on the app can query fields and master items.
Users with View only permissions on the app can query master items.
History chart presentation in Mobile
Users can see the history of an alert, in chart form, in the mobile to see whether patterns are emerging around frequency of scans compared to triggered alerts.
Increased mobile app security
For added security, you can now turn on app lock to use your device authentication method (PIN, fingerprint, or face) with the Qlik Sense Mobile for SaaS app.
Default tab for containers
The container is an object that lets you add visualizations in a limited space. By default, the first tab is displayed when you view a container. To improve the user experience, you can now set the default tab when creating or editing a container.
Alerting available to more users
Alerts let you monitor critical data without opening yourQlik Sense apps. Use alerts to manage your business by exception and increase the value of Qlik analytics with notifications that lead to immediate further analysis and prompt actions based on insights.
The alerting features are now available to Qlik Sense Business users. Previously, they have been only available to Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS users.
SMTP server configuration
When configuring an SMTP email server, you can now have separate sender email and user name settings.
Data consumer role for spaces
Data owners can use the new data consumer role to provide consume-only access to data connections and data files inside a space. This new role gives you better control over space members and your data assets inside spaces.
Period over period analysis
Users can now compare a change in a measure of the current period versus the previous period by using the Period over period analysis. The analysis is applied to a line chart which lets users visualize how a measure differs between two periods of analysis.
Data curators and consumers can now browse their data catalog using filters. Filters help to find and understand all available data in the system. Catalog filtering reduces time spent managing and browsing for content with improved search accuracy.
Assign roles to users and groups
Additional global access roles, which were introduced on May 4, 2021, improved user system security. With this update, you can now assign global access roles to user groups. This helps you to easily assign permissions to a group of people, which makes the management of permissions in your tenant easier and more scalable.
Data Condition Evaluation history
Users can easily see alerting trends in the hub with the new capability to see the alert history in chart form. This helps users with data alerts see patterns emerging around the frequency of scans and triggered alerts.
Custom chart periods
Users can now customize the analysis period used by Insight Advisor by setting the periods of analysis. Previously, users would need permissions to change the business logic. Now, users can make these changes on demand, improving their ability to get the insights they need quickly.
Improved assistance in Insight Advisor Chat
Insight Advisor Chat introduces a better way to communicate error messages. This new communication element helps you better understand when issues need to be addressed in underlying apps.
Qlik Sense GeoOperations
Qlik Sense GeoOperations help content is now available in this helpsite. Qlik SenseGeoOperations is available as an Advanced Analytics Integration with Qlik Sense GeoAnalytics for Qlik Cloud. It allows you to make geographic calculations and use functions for calculating routes or travel areas. You can also load geographic data from GeoJSON and ESRI shapefiles.
GeoOperations INTABLE support for coordinate conversion
The GeoOperations function INTABLE now can now convert CRS coordinates when rendering maps from data in Qlik Sense.
Save container tab in bookmark
The improved bookmark functionality in Qlik Sense now lets you save the layout for a container object. Previously, container objects saved in bookmarks would default to the first tab. Now a user can choose to save the layout state of the container when creating the bookmark. Then, when users open the bookmark with a container object, they see the saved container layout.
QlikView to Qlik Sense SaaS
Migrate QlikView Server bookmarks
Qlik Sense SaaS users who are migrating from QlikView to Qlik Sense can use the new QlikView Object Migration for Cloud tool to migrate server bookmarks for QlikView apps to their managed spaces in a Qlik Sense SaaS tenant. This tool solves the issue of not being able to bring QlikView bookmarks into your Qlik Sense SaaS environment, and it improves the migration experience for Qlik Sense users migrating from QlikView.
Hybrid data delivery
Connect to customer-managed storage
Hybrid data delivery lets users connect to QVD files stored in customer-managed AWS S3 buckets. For buckets that have multiple connections, users can choose which connection to use, helping customers take control of their data integration.
Feature flag opens QlikView apps in IE11 plug-in
Customers can open apps with the IE plug-in using Microsoft Edge in IE mode. The menu option to “Open app in IE Plugin” is only available when using the Edge browser.
Hybrid data delivery
Hybrid data delivery is the first Qlik Cloud Data Services offering designed to replicate data in near real time from on-premises data sources into Qlik Cloud. The service automatically and continually ingests on-premises data into your tenant without the need for job scheduling or scripting. In addition, the data is automatically cataloged, transformed into QVD format, and saved in either client-managed or Qlik-managed storage, ready for consumption by Qlik analytics apps. What’s more, these QVD files are also automatically and continually updated without any manual intervention whenever the source data changes. This ensures your analytics apps will always have the most up-to-date data for action and insight, whenever needed.
Point and click data pipeline configuration
Integrated data cataloging and profiling
Automated and continuous high-performance Qlik Clouddata ingest
Supports relational data sources such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and IBM DB2
Supports enterprise application data sources such as SAP ECC
Notes provide users a collaborative canvas inside the Qlik Sense environment, which allows users to capture analysis, give context to what they are seeing in the data, and collaborate with others on what it means. Users can create rich-text narratives in notes alongside snapshots of analytics to create a collaborative analytics experience inside Qlik Sense.
With this release, we have introduced personal digests for notifications. For alerts and system events, users can now choose to receive a daily email digest with all relevant notifications packaged together. They have the option to choose which alerts and types of events are included, they can change the time the digest is delivered, and they can link directly to live analytics for follow-up.
Updates to the underscore.js library
The underscore.js library that is exposed through the AMD module in the Qlik Sense client has been updated from version 1.5 to version 1.13. This change fixes a potential security issue with the underscore.js library, but it causes some breaking changes to extensions and mashups that use the library.
The following properties and methods are removed from the underscore.js library with version 1.13:
unzip method is replaced by _zip.apply(_,list).
_.escape function no longer escapes /.
_.matches function is replaced by _.matcher.
Alerting end-to-end tutorial
Alerts let you monitor critical data without opening your Qlik Sense apps. Users now have access to a tutorial that shows you how to create simple and complex alerts, and how to manage an alert's lifecycle.
Real-world use case and example for KMeans
A new real-world use case and example is available to help users understand the KMeans and centroid functions. “Optimizing with k-means: A real-world example”, takes users through a real-world business scenario from a raw dataset to calculation of coordinates on a Map chart. This example highlights the value of Qlik Sense KMeans and Centroid functions and shows how to apply them.
Chart monitoring for Qlik Sense Mobile for SaaS
Users can now see the latest version of all monitored visualizations in Qlik Sense Mobile for SaaS.
Qlik Sense self-service reporting
This new Qlik Sense SaaS capability allows data consumers to subscribe to charts or sheets to receive a scheduled PDF report distribution to their email. Users can also expand insights by including a link back into the Qlik Sense app at the analytic point of report presentation.
Users can now find all documentation for data sources supported by Qlik Sense SaaS on this site. This was previously available in the Qlik Connectors documentation.
More connectors available from the Data Manager
The following connectors and tables are now available from Data Manager:
Performance improvements for the ODBC connectors
The following performance features are available for all ODBC connectors (except snowflake):
[x] Use Bulk reader - This provides a faster way to fetch data.
Max String Size - This truncates long strings down to a max string size.
Add an image to point layer map from URL
You can now add an image to a point layer map from a URL. This is in addition to adding images located in the Qlik Cloud media library.
Deprecation of the Share button
The Share button control in the Dashboard bundle has been removed and replaced with the Publish bookmark tool. Existing instances of this legacy control continue to function, but new instances cannot be added.
If you need to configure existing instances of this control, refer to the last version of the help before it was removed.
Select locale for app creation
Users with app creation capabilities can now select an app creation locale in their profile settings. The user-defined app creation locale enables app creators to inherit the locale for script variables for formatting, which apply to money format, decimal separators, month and day names.
List data alerts inside Qlik Sense app
Users can now view and edit alerts they own within Qlik Sense app. This helps improve visibility of the data alerts you've already created in the context of the app and promotes the usage of data alerts.
Profile tile views added to catalog
A card-based, visual representation of field profiling metrics laid out in a grid manner now complements the existing list view. Tile view is designed to give users a good overview of some key metrics and the most informative content for that type of field; whether the field is text or numeric with toggle options for mixed fields.
The documentation for Qlik Sense SaaS has been redesigned to meet the needs of each Qlik Sense user role. This will make it easier and more intuitive to find the information for your role in your organization’s Qlik Sense environment.
The Analytics for business users section discusses how to use Qlik Sense apps and makes data-informed decisions.
The Creating analytics and visualizing data section discusses how to create and design Qlik Sense apps, along with creating and editing visualizations.
The Loading and modeling analytics data section discusses how to load, model, and manage data used by Qlik Sense apps. This section can help you better understand how to bring in data from multiple sources and use data load scripts.
The Administering Qlik Sense section discusses the different administration roles. It includes information about managing users, system settings, configuration, and handling user resources.
Conversational analytics API
The API allows developers to build their own client for Qlik Insight Advisor Chat into their apps and enterprise chat bot platforms, available where the chat add-on is included.
Deprecation of bar & area chart from the visualization bundle
Mutual Information for Key Driver Analysis
Insight Advisor can now analyze and score the mutual Information between fields. This provides a measure of the influence that one field has on another, allowing you to understand which fields are drivers of another target field.
You can also now calculate mutual information between targets and drivers in charts with the MutualInfo function. This allows analysis such as pair-wise mutual information analysis and driver breakdown by value.
Scheduling alert evaluations
In addition to running when data is reloaded, you can now schedule alert evaluations at specific times. This can help you create a schedule for analysis and customize how often you might be alerted.
New security rules
These are the first in a series of updates on how security roles and global access rights are assigned. Users who aren’t tenant administrators or aren’t Professional users can now be assigned a role that lets them create shared or managed spaces. Additionally, these users can also be assigned the analytics admin role for limited access to governance capabilities in the management console. These changes provide more flexibility for the appropriate users to create spaces and manage content, especially when working in multi-cloud or hybrid deployments that distribute content from a Qlik Sense Enterprise Client-Managed site to Qlik Sense SaaS.
Enhancements to Insight Advisor Chat
In this release, there are several enhancements to Insight Advisor Chat including improved narratives in question responses (NLG), a refined user interface for question parsing, and more intelligent app selection when responding to questions.
Analytics at point of decision with new Qlik Sense Mobile for SaaS app
Qlik Sense Mobile for SaaS delivers Qlik Sense analytics in the best form for mobile consumption, with enhancements such as a single object mode for navigation, an intuitive selections bar, and a mobile collection in the hub. With the Qlik associative engine running on-device, it supports fully interactive online and offline exploration allowing mobile users to answer unanticipated questions in any environment. And it features integrated alerting with push notification, so users can be notified of important changes in their data and respond in real-time.
Microsoft SharePoint as Storage Provider in Qlik Sense SaaS
This new connector will enable Qlik Sense SaaS users, assuming they have sufficient privileges, to select and browse the Office 365 SharePoint hierarchical structure.
Support credential separation for ODBC data sources
Qlik Sense SaaS administrators now have the option to let users provide their own credentials when using any of the following connectors:
Azure SQL Database
Azure Synapse Analytics
Microsoft SQL Server
MySQL Enterprise Edition
Two new enhancements to the user experience help provide a frictionless first-time data and insights experience for new users and provide more opportunities to learn about the possibilities of Qlik Sense.
Frictionless first-time data and insights experience
Updates to the data to visualizations experience provide a consistent first-time add data sequence from both the Welcome screen and Add New button in the cloud hub. After data is loaded, users are prompted to either go directly to insights or to their sheet. Users have clear direction and options about how to continue creating, adding and analyzing insights.
Demo apps included in Qlik Sense SaaS
A variety of demo applications are now available directly from a special collection on the home page of the cloud hub. Qlik Sense Business users and Qlik Sense Enterprise professional users can open demo apps in their personal space and explore content that highlights the full power of Qlik Sense. Users also have the ability to explore apps and add sheets within the demo apps.
Now you have direct access to our Ideation program within your Hub. Qlik’s Ideation program provides our valued customers and partners an opportunity to influence how our products evolve and where we take our innovations in the development process. Now part of the Connect & Learn navigation, you will find a dedicated space for Ideation that will lead you to a video overview of the program and direct access to the community forum. In addition, you now have visibility into newly released features derived from the Ideation process which will be highlighted in the “What’s New” area of Connect and Learn marked with an Ideation badge.
Publish app from a copy of original app
Users can re-publish apps out of personal and shared spaces into managed spaces with duplicated or recreated versions of an original app, providing more flexibility for content workflows across development, test, and production spaces.
Improvements to export sheet as PDF in Qlik Sense SaaS
The exporting PDF capability has improved to better deliver Qlik themes, retaining margins, presentation headers and other visual elements, and providing a rendition of your sheet that closely resembles the visible dashboard.
Support for OAuth in the Salesforce connector
The Salesforce connector now supports OAuth authentication, helping you improve security by keeping your user information separate from Qlik Sense.
New navigation top bar and toolbar
Navigate quickly and use the tools that you need in the redesigned navigation bar and toolbar in Qlik Sense.
Additional dedicated capacity options
Dedicated capacity provides additional dedicated memory and virtual CPU in Qlik Sense SaaS to support workloads and consumption of large apps. This release provides expanded options for customers purchasing dedicated capacity, with the ability to choose 120 GB memory or 240 GB memory pods.
Data catalog integration with cloud hub
Qlik Sense SaaS Enterprise and Business now include an initial set of data cataloging tools that will be the foundation for additional functionality in the future. Integrated data cataloging allows users to spend less time finding data and more time getting value out of it. Datasets can now be profiled and governed within the cloud hub, making it easier for users to find and determine which data is best to use within a new or existing app.
Webhooks allow communication between enterprise applications to send and receive automated messages from one another. This is makes it easier to create automated workflows, enhance control over your analytics supply chain, and empower active intelligence through your organization.
App size information added to app details
Users are now able to monitor on-disk and in-memory app size of their applications. Users can get this information from the App Details section of each app and from the App section in the Management Console. This enables users to closely monitor app size and evaluate whether additional data capacity is needed.
Multi-step alerting conditions
Users can now create data alerts with conditions that span more than one step, by visually adding or grouping steps. This provides more robust functionality and control over how alerts are evaluated, making data alerting even more powerful.
Visualizations and dashboards
New and improved combo chart
An improved combo chart is now available, with enhanced functionality including support for vertical presentation, reference lines based on measures and dimensions, and line and bar styling.
Binary loads from spaces
Reuse data models more easily by using apps in personal and shared spaces as a data source for a binary load. This is in addition to the existing capability to binary load from third party storage.
New Qlik Sense Connector for Databricks
To support the growing popularity of Databricks, a Qlik strategic partner, Qlik Sense SaaS Enterprise and Business now include a pre-configured connector for Databricks. This includes support for the new Apache Spark 3.0 engine. Utilizing the Databricks SQL Analytics service, the Databricks connector enables Qlik Sense users to easily include data in Databricks to gain a comprehensive view of their business as well as generate new insights and data-driven actions.
Active chart and grid dimensions
Enhanced capabilities have been added to grid dimensions for your visualizations that help better identify chart location and associated dimensions on the sheet. There is a new indicator on the bottom right side of chart objects that contains the grid dimensions and coordinates when moving or resizing objects on your sheets.
Service account owners can now have more than one subscription and tenant associated to their email address. Additionally, if a user has access to more than one tenant via subscription(s), they can now easily view all those tenants from one convenient location in the MyQlik portal and login page. If the subscription allows more than one tenant, and the Service Account Owner has not created all their allowed tenants yet, they can create their remaining tenants from within MyQlik.
Insight Advisor Search
There are several improvements to the Insight Advisor search-based analysis within Qlik Sense apps. These improvements include:
Analysis of change over time – Insight Advisor Search will now generate multiple charts for a single analysis type, such as responding with analysis of data between two date periods through a combination of charts.
Natural language generation – Visual charts generated by Insight Advisor Search now have a new option to view narrative insights and interpretations of the data.
Insight Advisor Chat
There are several improvements to the Insight Advisor conversational analytics within Qlik Sense apps. These improvements include:
Follow-up suggestions: Insight Advisor Chat now offers possible follow up questions for the user, helping drive further analysis and insight.
Improved context awareness: Insight Advisor Chat improves how it interprets context, in terms of how a question is being handled in the context of a previous question or a new question.
Improved K-means clustering
The new KMeans algorithm can prevent clustering results being skewed by one feature dominating another. Data can now be normalized for analysis with an optional ‘norm’ parameter.
Business logic tutorial
There is a new tutorial showing how to improve search-based analysis in Insight Advisor using business logic. By customizing the logical model and adding vocabulary, you can improve the experience for search-based analysis.
Master measures in expressions
Users can now reference master measures within expressions, improving productivity and governance.
App creators can now show or hide sheets based on conditions, enabling them to target different user groups within the same app by tailoring the experience.
App creators can now add new button actions to provide reload data functionality directly in an app.
A new visualization that uses symbols of varying size sorted in a grid. The grid chart is included in the Visualization bundle.
Section access behavior
Alerts can now be evaluated based on whether section access is enabled in the source application.
Recipient limits changed
For apps without section access, there is no recipient limit. For apps with section access, the limit is now 100.
Consolidated SAP connectivity
SAP Bex and InfoProvider connectivity is now available on Qlik Sense SaaS, improving on our end-to-end SAP solutions. This is a new SAP BW connector that merges the InfoProviders and BEx connectors.
New Amazon Athena ODBC connector
The ODBC connectors now include connectivity to Amazon Athena database.
Updated Teradata connector including SSO support
Single-sign on lets Qlik Sense to store the credentials separately from a data connection. This provides an option to enforce user-specific credentials and allow a set of credentials to be saved for reuse across multiple connections.
Qlik associative engine
Merge command in script
A new merge command in Qlik Sense scripting that lets you load only the data that has changed into a Qlik Sense app without having to reload the entire data model.
New calculation functions:
App performance evaluation
App evaluator is a new feature built into Qlik Sense SaaS to support Sense app developers. The app evaluator will allow an app developer to request a performance evaluation of a Sense app.
Documentation improvements and additions
Improvements for data security and Section Access
Documentation for managing data security with Section Access has been revamped with a new organizational structure to highlight the levels of security through the use of data reduction. A clear explanation of Section Access concepts, updates to Section Access implementation details, and more authorization script examples have been added.