What’s New in QlikView November 2018?

Here are some of the highlights of the new and updated features of QlikView.

Support for IPv6

QlikView November 2018 IPv6 support accommodates the longer IP format seamlessly. You will have assurance that IPv6 advantages including increased security, scalability, and intra-device connectivity can be realized in your QlikView apps. Hybrid IPv4/IPv6 configurations are also supported.

IPv6 configurations

New “File Exists” supporting task in QlikView Publisher

The “File Exists” task is a new option in the QlikView Publisher under supporting tasks. It can be used to trigger another task following the creation of a file in your environment, improving file creation and scheduling consistency. This is particularly helpful when a system in your environment creates files at irregular intervals.

General

QVS Engine log

QlikView can generate an engine performance log file to facilitate trouble shooting and document design. The log can validate performance levels and determine where, how and why performance issues are occurring in your application. Because it produces massive amounts of performance log data, the engine log file is disabled by default and should only be enabled for short periods of time. See the release notes for details.

QIX performance log

Reload Performance log

The reload performance log is now separated into a dedicated log file. This makes it easier to conduct reload performance analysis and identify which documents are consuming the most resources within your application. The reload performance log is disabled by default, but can be activated quickly and easily. See the release notes for details.

Reload performance log

Load full tables using QlikView Load Script

The QlikView load script process has been improved, allowing you to load a full table from an analytics connection plug-in/SSE plug-in with a single request. This saves time and simplifies the load script process.

Load

Custom settings in configuration files listed in QMC

Within the configuration files listed in QlikView Management Console (QMC), you can now view all non-default settings across your deployment. Identifying custom settings applied to QlikView services is an important task when upgrading or migrating your QlikView Server installation, saving time and preventing costly regressions during testing or redeployment.

Services

Implementation of Skia graphics library

The Skia graphics library delivers greater flexibility with a plethora of 2D graphics. It replaces the GDI+ library, which is no longer supported by Microsoft. Skia graphics are made available via common APIs that work across a variety of hardware and software platforms to meet your graphical requirements, including text rendering, shapes, various path effects, shading, and more. Within the QlikView November 2018 Preview Release, you may notice rendering differences in QlikView Desktop and IE Plugin objects, as well as Ajax Client graphics.

Implementation of International Components for Unicode (ICU) libraries

ICU, a widely used set of C/C++ and Java libraries, provides more consistent application behavior across different platforms and regions, supporting globalization. Notable changes include better sorting for non-English characters, updated sorting of application and numeric strings, formatting of SET variables, manual redefinition of region-specific formatting, and more.

Important enhancements include:

  • Improvements to sorting for non-English languages, including Japanese character sorting and proper sorting of V and W in the Swedish language.
  • Sorting of strings containing white spaces now sorts the longest string at the top when ICU is enabled. Strings with white space as the first character precede strings with white space within the string or at the end.
  • Changes to the sorting of numeric strings containing hyphens when ICU is enabled – listing hyphenated items following non-hyphenated strings.

  • Some new formats now require manual redefinition – these include language-specific SET variables for MoneyFormat, DateFormat and TimestampFormat. See release notes for specific examples.

See the release notes for further details.

Support for .NET Framework 4.7.2

QlikView November 2018 adds support for Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.7.2, which increases application implementation flexibility. To allow for the complete adoption of .NET Framework 4.7.2 and higher versions, QlikView has ceased support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (initial release), whereas support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is retained. For developing and testing of QlikView Server on Microsoft Windows 10, the Anniversary Updated (build 1607) or a later update must be installed.

System requirements for QlikView